The language of recovery is distinct from the language of diagnosis and treatment. The words we use, whether they are used deliberately or not, identify us as people who primarily support, advocate and believe in either the recovery or the clinical approach. As Certified Peer Specialists, we are usually in the minority on behavioral health treatment teams, with organizational leadership consisting entirely of people trained in clinical behavioral health approaches, who surround us with that language every day. How do we work towards and maintain the language best-practice goals we learned about in CPS training when we receive little if any support for consistently using those practices when they separate us from our colleagues in the workplace on a daily basis? Join Karen Daniel for this lively conversation.