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Peer Consultation Groups

Treasure Valley Peer Consultation Group

  • 1.5 free CE's available per group--A maximum of five consultation CE's are allowed per year for license renewal requirements (IBOL Rule 425.3.e).  The five CE's are valued at between $85 and $190 at Treasure Valley CE rates.
  • Open to all IMHCA Members
  • Non-IMHCA members are welcome to try it out one time
  • Must be a licensed mental health practitioner or a mental health practitioner-in-training to attend

What:  If you'd like to get feedback, bring a condensed, de-identified counseling practice issue to share.  Get support and access to the wisdom and experience of other practitioners.  Or, you are welcome to come and just be a part of providing feedback for other providers.

How:  "Wise Crowd" Consulting Structure which:

    • Efficient and effective way to receive consultation
    • Each consultation round lasts just fifteen minutes
    • Multiple consultation groups possible at the same time to ensure most attendees who desire feedback will get it--no matter how many clinicians attend
    • Enables the clinician to focus on feedback without the need to respond to all comments
    • Unleashes the wisdom of the group
    • Come give it a try!

    Next group is:

    When:     Friday, Feb 21st, 12:15 - 1:45p

    Where:    Cottonwood Creek 2131 S Bonito Way, Meridian,18

    For more information contact Christy Babcock.

         Tentative Dates for 2020 Meetings:

    Friday, Mar 13th, 12:15-1:45p @ TBD

    Friday, May 8th, 12:15-1:45p @ TBD

    Friday, July 10th, 12:15-1:45p @ TBD

    Friday, Sept 11th, 12:15-1:45p @ TBD

    Friday, Nov 10th, 12:15-1:45p @ TBD 


    What is a Peer Consultation Group?  

    A peer consultation group is comprised of clinicians who meet to provide feedback and support as they discuss challenging cases, ethical dilemmas, professional issues, and the effects of work on their well-being.  In peer consultation each consultee retains all the responsibility for the client's treatment.   Consultee's are free to accept or reject input given.   Peer consultants have no responsibility for the client’s care.

    What are the advantages of Peer Consultation Groups?

      • Receive emotional support
      • Increase a sense of community to reduce the risk of burnout
      • Improve clinical skills and effectiveness
      • Network with colleagues
      • Discover resources
      • Consult with colleagues about ethical responsibilities  
      • Reduce malpractice risk by recognizing and addressing thorny clinical situations

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    the American Mental Health Counselors Association

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