Past Webinars

Opinions expressed in this webinar series are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect those of NAPS.

Webinars at a Glance

Certificates are a member benefit – Members who view a webinar, please send an email to [email protected]  to  receive a link to the quiz and then your certificate of attendance.


Webinars 44, 45, 46, 47, 48 are a series on Peer Support During the Pandemic and Beyond

Webinar 48: The Future of Peer Support Is Here

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Originally Broadcast Sept 23, 2020

With Vince Caimano and Rosemary Weaver

Webinar 47: Creating Online Peer Support Groups

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Originally Broadcast Sept 16, 2020

With Ryan Tempesco and Katie Wilson

Webinar 46: Supporting Peers through a Pandemic: How Technology Can Make Peer Support Accessible Right From Home

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Originally Broadcast Aug 26, 2020

With Amanda Stoddard and Bill Brown

Webinar 45: COVID-19: A Catalyst for Change Download PDF

Originally Broadcast Aug 12, 2020

With Clarence Jordan, MBA, CPS and Lisa Kugler, PsyD

Webinar 44: Peer Support in the Time of COVID: Technology Assisted Communications [ Download PDF

Originally Broadcast Aug 5, 2020

With Mary Kay Wagner, Peter Brucki and Peter Glowinski

Webinar 43: The Alternatives to Suicide Approach - Paradigm Shifts Rooted in Peer Support Values Download PDF

Originally Broadcast May 28, 2020

With CarolineMazel-Carlton and Sean Donovan 

Webinar 42: History and Philosophy of Medical Ethics for the Peer Support Specialist  | Download PDF

This webinar was not presented live.

With Martha Barbone


Webinar 41: The Tools of Innovation: Design Thinking in Peer Services  | Download PDF

Originally Broadcast June 27, 2019

With Michael Lane

Webinar 40: Empowering Youth as Mental Health Peer Specialists | Download PDF

Originally Broadcast April 1, 2019

With Amey Dettmer and Ryan Tempesco

Webinar 39: The Hearing Voices Movement: In Dialogue with VoicesDownload PDF | Other Resources

Originally Broadcast March 1, 2019

With Caroline Mazel-Carlton


Webinar 38: Peer Support and Community Inclusion: My Story |Download PDF

Originally Broadcast Oct 5, 2018

With Mark Salzer

Webinar 37: The National Practice Guidelines for Peer Supporters: Gaining Support for Peer Support | Download PDF

Originally  broadcast Aug 3, 2018

with Steve Harrington, Rita Cronise and Andy Bernstein

Webinar 36: Veteran Homelessness from a Peer Specialist Perspective |  Download pdf      (the recording started a few minutes into the presentation)

Originally broadcast Friday July 6, 2018

with Jim Zenner

Webinar 35: Culture, Inclusion and Microaggressions in Peer Support - The recording of this webinar is not currently available

With Cathy Cave

Originally broadcast Friday March 23, 2018

Webinar 34: Redefining Risk in Peer Support Relationships - The recording of this webinar is not currently available

With Chris Hansen

Originally Broadcast on Friday February 16, 2018



Webinar 32: Peer Support Around the World
with Robyn Priest
Originally Broadcast on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017

Webinar 31: Practicing Recovery Leadership
with Pat Deegan
Originally Broadcast on Friday, August 11, 2017

Webinar 30: Peer Support Then and Now
with Beth Filson
Originally Broadcast on Friday, July 28, 2017


Webinar 29: Hospital to Community: A Process of Inclusion
with Gina Calhoun
Originally Broadcast on Friday, December 2, 2016

Webinar 28: Peers Educating Peers on the Affordable Care Act – PART 2 
with Scott Palluck
Originally broadcast on September 30, 2016

Webinar 27: The Power of Storytelling
with Gayathri Ramprasad
Originally broadcast on July 29, 2016

Webinar 26: Peers Educating Peers on the Affordable Care Act
with Gene Johnson, Lori Ashcraft, and Scott Palluck
Originally broadcast on June 10, 2016

Webinar 25: Activation: The Secret Sauce
with Sue Bergeson
Originally broadcast on May 13, 2016

Webinar 24: A Report on the National Survey of Compensation Among Peer Support Specialists
with Allen Daniels and Peter Ashenden
Originally broadcast on February 12, 2016

Webinar 23: Sustainable Resilience
with Lori Ashcraft
Originally broadcast on November 20, 2015

Webinar 22: The History of the Movement
with Sally Zinman and Gayle Bluebird
Originally broadcast on September 11, 2015

Webinar 21: My Lived Experiences: From Devastation to Bringing Happiness to Work and Life                                                                                with Mertice “Gitane” Williams

Originally broadcast on Friday, July 17, 2015

Webinar 20: WRAP and Peer Support –
with Mary Ellen Copeland and Jane Winterling
Originally broadcast on Friday, May 15, 2015

Webinar 19: The History of Peer Support
with Larry Davidson
Originally broadcast on Friday, March 20, 2015

Webinar 18: Dealing with Compassion Fatigue
with Ted Thomas
Originally broadcast on Friday, January 16, 2015

Webinar 17: Peer Support and the Dept. of Veterans Affairs
with Dan O’Brien-Mazza
Originally broadcast on Friday, December 12, 2014

Webinar 16: Build Your Resume: Strategies for Getting, Keeping and Advancing Employment with Steve Harrington
Originally broadcast on Friday, November 21, 2014)

Webinar 15: Emerging Roles in Peer Support – Supporting Employment and Educational Recovery with Lyn Legere
Originally broadcast on Friday, September 26, 2014

Webinar 14: The Workplace Bully: Who and You and What to Do
with Susan Meekof
Originally broadcast on Friday, August 29, 2014 Presenter: Susan Meekhof

Webinar 13: Stress – The Deadly Plague
with Steve Harrington
Originally broadcast on Friday, June 20, 2014

Webinar 12: Self-Disclosure for Peer Supporters and Other Disciplines
with Andy Bernstein and Denise Camp
Originally broadcast on Friday, May 23, 2014

Webinar 11: A Guided Tour of the Recovery to Practice Training
for Experienced Peer Support Providers

with Steve Harrington, Lisa Goodale, Rita Cronise, Noelle Pollet
Originally broadcast on April 25, 2014

Prior to Webinar 11 the webinars were not recorded.

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Recorded webinars #11 through #38 were made possible by the generous support of Optum.

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Thanks to Createus Media for recording some of these webinars!


Disclaimer: Opinions expressed in this webinar series are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect those of iNAPS or Optum.



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Through the generous support of Optum, this free webinar series, #11 through #38, is offered by the International Association of Peer Supporters (iNAPS) to provide continuing education toward putting recovery principles into practice.

The series launched on April 23, 2013 with a webinar on vital recovery knowledge for working peer supporters. “This webinar helped to ensure we are on the ‘same page’ regarding basic recovery principles and was useful in the development of subsequent webinars in the series,” according to Steve Harrington, executive director of INAPS.

The original ten webinars in the series were a result of the Recovery to Practice Project for peer supporters and drew on a comprehensive continuing education curriculum developed as part of that project.

“The goal of this part of the project was to improve peer support,” Harrington said. “As part of the project, we obtained input from peer supporters across the country to learn what they felt were recovery knowledge gaps and for the last two years, have developed a curriculum to address those gaps.”

The original webinar series consisted of ten, one-hour sessions delivered by a variety of experts involved in the Recovery to Practice project. The first webinar was facilitated by Harrington. Additional webinars covered trauma-informed peer support, wellness, multi-cultural awareness, peer support roles and values, co-occurring disorders and recovery relationships.

So far, the state certification authorities have recognized the expertise and the use of a quiz to establish attendance for continuing education credits for participation. It remains the responsibility of participants to turn in completed certificates and to follow the official process in their state to request credits from state officials who certify peer supporters.

Although the webinar series is designed for working peer supporters, it is open to anyone interested.

A free certificate of attendance is provided to iNAPS Members after viewing the webinar and completing a brief self-check quiz. The process is to send an email to [email protected] to request the link for the quiz to a specific webinar. Once membership is verified, the link is sent. Once the quiz is complete, a copy of the quiz and a certificate of attendance are sent to the participant.

To ask questions or receive information on upcoming webinars, send an email to: [email protected] and provide your name, address and e-mail address.