Certified peer specialist roles and activities: results from a national survey.

@article{Salzer2010CertifiedPS,
  title={Certified peer specialist roles and activities: results from a national survey.},
  author={Mark S. Salzer and Edward Schwenk and Eugene Brusilovskiy},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  year={2010},
  volume={61 5},
  pages={520-3}
}
OBJECTIVE In 2001 Georgia became the first state to allow services provided by certified peer specialists (CPSs) to be reimbursed by Medicaid. Six other states have since followed Georgia's lead, with many others in the process of doing so. This study examined where CPSs work and what they do. METHODS CPSs (N=291) from 28 states completed an online survey. RESULTS CPSs primarily did their work within the agency rather than in the community and worked most often with individuals rather than… CONTINUE READING