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

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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, Executive Director of The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc. and Project Director for the Pennsylvania Recovery Organization-Achieving Community will reflect on national trends.

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. Read more…

Definitional ceremonies deal with the problems of invisibility and marginality; they are strategies that provide opportunities for being seen and in one’s own terms, garnering witnesses to one’s worth, vitality and being. (Myerhoff 1986, p.267)

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

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

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

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 prior to the Annual Meeting 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…

Pat McKenzie is an advocate for the advancement of peer services and the promotion of lived experience as an essential element in recovery oriented mental health services in Maine. She is also a licensed clinical social worker with an advanced certificate of study in individual, couples, and family therapy. Currently, Pat serves as the Administrator of Outpatient Services at Kennebec Behavioral Health in Augusta. She has a passion for and a commitment to collaborative models that embrace the creating partnerships between “provider and client” in a person-centered approach to service. Read more…



Check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m. The program begins at 8:30 a.m.

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