by patricia.deegan on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 9:54am
Peer Specialists are an emerging workforce in behavioral health. Many Peer Specialists work side-by-side with clinicians on ACT teams, psychiatric rehabilitation programs, CommonGround Decision...
by patricia.deegan on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 6:47am
We are thrilled to announce that Sue Bergeson has joined us here at Pat Deegan and Associates. Sue's official job title is Development Specialist but that hardly captures the many gifts and talents...
by patricia.deegan on Monday, March 13, 2017 - 10:43am
Each month we add a new homepage in our Recovery Library. I am particularly proud of this month's topic, Pregnancy and Psychiatric Medication. I had the opportunity to interview Dr. Julia Frew at...
by patricia.deegan on Friday, January 27, 2017 - 3:20pm
This week I conducted my first 75 minute webinar for peer specialists who wanted to earn continuing education credits to maintain their certification. The topic of the webinar was Helping Peers...
by patricia.deegan on Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 11:17am
We are pleased to announce that Family Service of El Paso Texas began using CommonGround Software this week. Family Service used a novel adoption process. Typically mental health centers and ACT...
by patricia.deegan on Monday, January 2, 2017 - 1:18pm
Hey friends. As we begin a New Year, I’d like to share some highlights of our work here at Pat Deegan & Associates. Our mission is to transform behavioral health services to support the...
by patricia.deegan on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 9:17am
Old hurts can surface during the holiday season.  I offer this video reflection as a gift to all my friends: Finding Peace Through Forgiveness.     Finding Peace Through...
by patricia.deegan on Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 9:33am
Peer support is powerful.  Even when we share our stories of hope through videos, they can help a peer in need.  I'd like to share a story that came in to PDA (Pat Deegan & Associates)...
by patricia.deegan on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 6:53pm
I have been meaning to write this post for at least 4 years. It's easy to get too busy and to forget the small things. It's easy to get too busy to reflect on a berry patch and the lessons it offers...
by patricia.deegan on Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 2:58pm
We just received the sad news that Eddie Taylor, a peer specialist in Kansas City, KS, has passed.  Eddie was a long-time friend of CommonGround.  He helped pioneer peers supporting peers...
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