Navigating Ethics and Boundaries as Peer Professionals

for Certified Peer Support Professionals

Presented by Tim Saubers


The following video is Tim Saubers’ training on “Navigating Ethics and Boundaries as Peer Professionals.” This presentation introduces ethics and boundaries in behavioral healthcare through the lens of peer recovery support specialists.

Navigating Ethics & Boundaries as Peer Professionals

(Tim Saubers)


In this training, participants are invited to learn about ethics and boundaries in behavioral healthcare through the lens of peer recovery support specialists. We revisit and define universal peer values, explore how our individual morals impact how we make decisions in ethical situations, and look at a tool that can help guide us to provide a framework for decision-making. Finally, participants will put everything together and work through several common ethical scenarios in order to put their skills into practice.

Date Presented: Thurs., Apr. 13, 2023 1:00pm 4:00pm (Central)
Date Training Expires: Apr. 13, 2025


  • Define at least three core peer values.
  • Utilize the Ethics and Boundaries Decision-Making Triangle tool.
  • Articulate how ethics in peer support differ from ethics in other behavioral health professions.

About the Speaker

Tim Sauber's portrait

Tim Saubers


Tim Saubers is a person with lived experience with both mental health and substance use challenges who got his start as a Wisconsin Certified Peer Specialist in 2016, and has worked in direct support and supervisory roles. He previously managed Wisconsin’s Certified Peer Specialist state certification program.

Currently, he serves as the Program Coordinator for Workforce Development at the Peer Recovery Center of Excellence while also providing consultation centered on curriculum and exam development, research, and programmatic design.

These trainings were funded in whole or in part by funds from the SAMHSA Community Mental Health Block Grant, SAMHSA Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant and state funds sub-granted from the Nebraska Department of Health and Services, Division of Behavioral Health.