NIPS was inspired by Dr. Jim Driscoll’s decades of experience in several recovery programs and peer co-counseling (“RC”/Re-evaluation Counseling). NIPS first program taught peer support to 2500 returning Iraq/Afghanistan veterans in 85 residential weekend workshops from 2005 to 2011. in our “Vets4Vets” program. We launched a new program to deal with climate emergency.
In the meantime, Dr. Driscoll has led peer support work for veterans within the co-counseling community. That work is only open to veterans and allies who have taken a Fundamentals Course in co-counseling or its equivalent in personal instruction. Jim has led four such workshops for veterans and co-led two for veterans and allies.