CCSME Annual Meeting: Building Capacity with Maine’s Peer Workforce

The number of peers in the behavioral health workforce are expanding rapidly across the country. Bringing their own lived experiences of recovery from mental health and/or substance use conditions, they promote mind-body recovery and resiliency for the people they support. CCSME’s Annual meeting explores the many facets of this shift and the roles peers hold in the workforce, as well as the opportunities and challenges they face both in Maine and nationally.

The morning keynote speakers and panel will highlight Maine’s achievements. Beverly J. Haberle, MHS, LPC, CAADC, CIP will reflect on national trends.

Morning 3.25 Contact Hours
8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Open to members and non-members

The afternoon presents opportunities to deeply explore and envision ways to expand the peer workforce capacity in Maine to build an integrated approach through a witnessing exercise with Pat McKenzie.

Afternoon 2.75 Contact Hours
1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Open only to members

We invite you to be part of this critical and important discussion, as well as to become a member of CCSME.

  • Raise awareness of the shift toward a peer workforce in Maine and across the country

  • Educate on the breadth of the peer recovery in Maine

  • Support the advancement of the peer workforce in Maine

Full day 6 Contact Hours
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lunch is provided | Open only to members

Register to Attend
Select one of three ticket options:
-Non-members Morning $50
-Members Afternoon FREE
-Members Morning or Full Day with lunch $30

Become a Member!
New members whose applications are submitted and board approved before April 30, 2018, will receive free full-day admission.


Beverly J. Haberly, MHS, LPC, CAADC, CIP,  served for 40 years as the Executive Director of The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc., a non-profit education advocacy association. For the past 20 years, Ms. Haberle served as the Project Director for the Pennsylvania Recovery Organization-Achieving Community Together (PRO-ACT), a grassroots advocacy initiative that promotes the rights of, and ensures opportunities for, those suffering from the disease of addiction, members of the recovery community, and their family members. Read more…


  • Up to 6 contact hours for nurses | CCSME Provider Unit is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Northeast Multi-State Division (NE-MSD), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Accreditation status does not imply endorsement by ANCC, NE-MSD or CCSME Provider Unit

  • We are seeking contact hour approval from the Maine Board of Drug and Alcohol Counselors.

  • Up to 6 Category I contact hours for Psychologists are provided. CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.

  • Up to 6 contact hours for CHES.
    CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

  • Certificate of attendance for up to 6 contact hours for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and other professionals.

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