All Members Course
About the CourseMost Veterans feel discomfort when returning to civilian life, regardless of where and how they served. Military service changes a person and can cultivate paradoxes within individuals that may lead to development of mental health or substance use conditions. This course will assist both Veterans and their supporters in understanding the key role of peers in helping their fellow Veterans successfully address these paradoxes and introduce course participants to three valuable tools to help Veterans resolve these paradoxes in their lives. Application for continuing education credits (2.0 hrs.) pending with Illinois Certification Board, Inc.
This course was created by Jean Dukarski and Lisa Goodale.
Jean Dukarski is the Program Director for the Justice in Mental Health Organization (JIMHO) in Lansing, Michigan. Jean, a Certified Peer Support Specialist, has worked as a peer specialist, national peer specialist trainer, and consumer advocate since 1992. Jean’s experience includes working to organize mental health consumer groups, provide board development and training, and assist in the expansion of peer-operated services in Michigan. As a national trainer and continuing education instructor, Jean works with DBSA, Appalachian Consulting Group, and the National Council for Behavioral Health providing training in peer support, whole health integration, and goal setting.
Lisa Goodale is Vice President of Peer Support Services for the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA). Lisa develops and implements peer specialist training and consultation initiatives for diverse audiences and served as Project Manager for DBSA’s national contract with the Department of Veterans Affairs for training and certification of VA-employed Veteran peer specialists. Currently, Lisa also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the International Association of Peer Supporters (INAPS). Part of the DBSA team for 17 years, she holds a Master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
**This course is open for all members**
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