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Clinical Overview

Peer Support Overview

At University Behavioral Health Care we have provided more than a decade of peer support through the Cop 2 Cop program, NJEA Aid, WTC-RSVP, 4PA COPS, Fire/Ems Lifeline, FEMA SLEF, NJ First, NJ 9/11, and Mom 2 Mom programs. Our UBHC Access Center has sophisticated automated call distribution capacity and an integrated patient management system utilized by clinical staff for a variety of 800 numbers as a single point of entry for service to those in need of behavioral healthcare support. The unique depth of the access center, combined with the academic excellence and service provision that is available, have provided a strong foundation on which to build the UBHC Peer Support programs. In addition, UBHC historically has employed mental health peer specialists, the more traditional peers offered through the mental health systems across the country, for consumers of mental health and substance abuse services.

The Reciprocal Peer Support (RPS) Model

Task One – Connection
Task Two - Information Gathering and Risk Assessment
Task Three - Case Management and Goal Setting
Task Four - Resilience Affirmation, Praise and Advocacy