Wednesday, Oct 18  |  10AM – 2:30PM (approximate)
10:00 AMRegistration and Networking
10:30 AM“An Overview of Peer Programs for Employers”
Facilitator: Amanda Bowman, LCSW-S, PSS – Via Hope
Facilitator: Amy Pierce, MHPS, PSS, ALF – Via Hope
11:30 AMLunch
A box lunch will be provided to registered attendees
12:15 PM“Faces and Roles of Recovery” Panel Discussion
Panelist: Tony Foster – Amarillo Mental Health Consumers
Panelist: Rico Goff – CPRC
Panelist: Jim Whitton – Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Facilitator: Amy Pierce, MHPS, PSS, ALF – Via Hope
1:30 PM“Using Personal Lived Experience in a Professional Role”
Presenter: Rico Goff – CPRC
Presenter: Ross Womble, QMHP-CS, RSPS, PSS – Texas Panhandle Centers
Facilitator: Amanda Bowman, LCSW-S, PSS – Via Hope
2:30 PMClosing Remarks
OngoingResource Fair
Due to the nature of the event, please be aware that program sessions may begin earlier or later than the announced time.

After Session 1, attendees will be able to:

  1. Describe the role of peer support, including how it differs from clinical services
  2. Name at least 2 benefits of peer support to people in recovery and/or the agencies where they work
  3. Explain 1 “must do” and 1 “must not do” related to implementing a peer support program

After Session 2, attendees will be able to:

  1. Describe how people are using their lived experience to support others
  2. Give at least two examples of the different paths to recovery
  3. Name at least two concrete strategies outside of formal (clinical) services to support persons experiencing mental health/substance use challenges

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Speaker Bios
Session 1: An Overview of Peer Programs for Employers
Session 2: Faces and Roles of Recovery
Session 3: Using Personal Lived Experience in a Professional Role

RSVP by October 14th. Click here to learn more about the conference.

*3.0 CEUs are also available free of charge. To receive the CEU certificate, the following events must be attended in full:

  1. An Overview of Peer Programs for Employers
  2. Faces and Roles of Recovery Panel
  3. Using Personal Lived Experience in a Professional Role

*CEU offered to peer professionals, peer supervisors, and clinical professionals at no charge.


Due to the nature of the event, please be aware that program sessions may begin earlier or later than the announced time.