NCPRP Competency Review Flashcards

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Vision Statement
"PARfessionals will serve as a model to implement a cohesive and comprehensive unification of mental health and addiction resources while ameliorating current health disparities within our communities."
Mission Statement
"PARfessionals' mission is to provide affordable resources and training through education and skill development in a culturally sensitive manner to those that are interested in becoming peer recovery professionals. We value the life experiences and educational pursuits that help define recovery and advocacy. By recognizing these as foundational tools, we are able to challenge the stigma and barriers associated with addiction and mental health by encouraging and facilitating recovery for all with proficiency and compassion."
Human Rights and Equality Statement
"PARfessionals, LLC/ICBRP makes no discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, disability, class or political opinions. We believe that every human being has rights and should be treated equally and fairly."
Code of Conduct
"By choosing to apply for PARfessionals credentials, candidates agree to abide by these terms and principles. Not only are candidates expected to live these behaviors, they are also expected to challenge and address inappropriate behavior demonstrated by others."
Key Behaviors of Code of Conduct
Honesty, confidentiality, and professional integrity
Social Media
Any candidate who is deemed to have misrepresented PARfessionals through social media may face disciplinary actions, such as expulsion from participation in the NCPRP credentialing program.
Formal Complaints
You must submit the complaint in writing to the Advisory Board.
Appeals
Recipients of disciplinary action CAN appeal to the Advisory Board once the board has rendered its decision.
Code of Ethics - Biases
PARfessionals and those credentialed by the organization must address our biases in an effort to help others.
Code of Ethics - Duty to Self
PARfessionals and those credentialed by the organization who are in a pre-existing relationship with a client or a colleague, must work very closely with a supervisor or colleague to ensure proper boundaries are maintained.
Code of Ethics - Duty to Others
PARfessionals and those credentialed by the organization are expected to refrain from accepting gifts that might appear to influence professional decisions.
Code of Ethics - Duty to Profession
We will not misinterpret, make a false statement, or fail to disclose facts related to our qualifications and/or credentials. We will also report those who do in order to maintain the quality and credibility of those credentials.
Founding Year of the ICBRP
The International Certification Board of Recovery Professionals (ICBRP) was founded in 2014.
Main Role(s) of the ICBRP
The International Certification Board of Recovery Professionals (ICBRP) provides guidance AND accountability
Commitment of ICBRP
The International Certification Board of Recovery Professionals (ICBRP) is committed to assisting behavioral health and substance abuse treatment agencies develop a diverse, qualified and skilled recovery workforce.
Uniqueness of ICBRP
The International Certification Board of Recovery Professionals (ICBRP) was the FIRST ever PEER-RUN certification board created for peer recovery professionals in the world.
Recognition of Laws & Standards
The International Certification Board of Recovery Professionals (ICBRP) and those credentialed by the organization, must recognize the laws, rules, regulations, and ethical standards that differ from their personal code of conduct.
Multiple Uses of Global Credentials
The recipients of globally recognized credentials can use their knowledge, skills, and abilities in multiple employment settings.
Benefits to Potential Employers
There is a is decreased likelihood of burnout of peer recovery professionals from PARfessionals.
NCPRP Credential
It shows that candidates have passed an assessment of knowledge, skills and abilities consistent with best practices in the substance abuse and mental health fields that will enable peers to effectively use their life experience to professionally help others.
Background of Candidate
A candidate that has a current state or national certification/license in mental health, addictions, prevention, psychology, counseling, social work, criminal justice, nursing, medicine or related field, must provide documentation of the certification/license.
Age Requirement for Candidate
A candidate must be at least 18 years old.
Education Requirement for Candidate
A candidate must have at least a high school education, GED, or equivalent.
Experience Requirement for Candidate
A candidate who is not certified or licensed in mental health, addictions, prevention, psychology, counseling, social work, criminal justice, nursing, medicine or related field, must have completed at least six months working in a behavioral health or addiction setting as a volunteer, intern, or employee.
Recovery Requirement for Candidate
A candidate must have completed at least three years of recovery from mental illness, substance use disorder, and/or behavioral addiction.
Criminal Background for Candidate
A candidate must have a clear criminal background or have successfully completed probation, parole or supervised release.
Exam Requirement for Candidate
A candidate must have successfully completed the NCPRP examination in order to get the credential.
Eligibility for the NCPRP Credential
The student-candidate must submit an application and portfolio with the required examination fee upon completion of the PARfessionals Peer Recovery Workforce Development Training course.
Exception for Recovery Requirement
Student-Candidates who are applying for Supporter, Family, Workplace or Supervisor endorsements are NOT required to submit proof of a minimum three years of recovery from mental illness, substance use disorder, and/or behavioral addiction.
Compliance with Code of Ethics
Student-Candidates must AGREE to comply with the PARfessionals Code of Ethics in order to be eligible for the NCPRP Credential.
Knowledge for NCPRP Credential
The credential evaluation assesses the student-candidates' knowledge of addiction, recovery, peer support, ethics, whole health recovery, recovery planning, cultural competency, special populations, advocacy, and trauma-informed care.
Skills for NCPRP Credential
The credential evaluation assesses the student-candidates' application and portfolio to establish competency of basic helping skills including motivational interviewing, stages of change, basic assessment; self-advocacy and accessing programs.
International Candidates
International candidates must have their education, training and credentials evaluated by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to applying for the NCPRP credential.
Incarcerated Individuals
They may only apply for the Correctional Peer Coach Endorsement.
Continuing Education for Credential Holders
20 education (CE) hours must be completed annually.
Duration of NCPRP Credential
A NCPRP certification remains valid for 5 years.
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