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Session Time and Location

Date: Wednesday, 04/27/2022

Time: 10:00 AM (view in the schedule)

Room: TBD

Target Audience

If you are a pharmacist, nurse practitioner or other healthcare professional involved in the comprehensive medication management of psychiatric and/or neurological patients, we invite you to participate in this online course.

Session Summary

Mental health stigma is rampant among not only patients but health care providers. This stigma prevents many from seeking and receiving the care they need. The recovery community has utilized the power of trained individuals with lived experience, otherwise known as peer specialists, to decrease this stigma by making it more acceptable and effective to live with a mental health condition. Although most peer specialists work at the level of the lay public, there is value in the nexus of the clinician and the peer specialist. Using my own personal experience, I will illustrate how a clinician who is also a peer specialist can leverage this combination to improve both patient care and clinician well-being.

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Jacintha Cauffield, PharmD, BCPS, CDCES, CRPS-A

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Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the stigma of living with a mental illness as a pharmacy provider.
  2. Explain select strategies for effectively reducing stigma among health care providers using lived experience.
  3. Discuss how peer specialists can provide value for patients, colleagues, and students.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

ACPEThe College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.