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Peer Support Training

What is Behavioral Health Peer Support?

A Behavioral Health Peer Support Specialist promotes recovery and removes barriers and obstacles to recovery, serving as a personal guide and mentor for people seeking or already in recovery from an addiction to alcohol and or other drugs. There are many other titles that are used for this sought after position. What distinguishes a peer support specialist from other peer positions is that we stay in the lane of providing support for people in recovery from an addition to alcohol and or other drugs.

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Participants will:

  • Describe Peer Support role and functions
  • List the components, core values and guiding principles of recovery
  • Build skills to enhance relationships
  • Explore many dimensions of recovery and recovery peer support
  • Discover attitudes about self-disclosure and sharing your story
  • Understand the stages of recovery
  • Describe the stages of change and their applications
  • Increase their awareness of culture, power and privilege
  • Address ethical and boundaries issues
  • Experience recovery wellness planning
  • Practice newly acquired skills
  • Who should attend the Peer Support Training?

    Anyone interested in being agents of change in our communities. The Behavioral Health Peer Support Training is an innovative new approach to healing people’s lives that is unlike any other training. Utilizing a dynamic approach to learning that blends both process and content. If you're ready to learn, be challenged, and reap valuable rewards for life, this training is a must.

    This training satisfies education requirements for the Certified Mental Health Peer Credential and SUD Peer Recovery Mentor Credential. Learn more here!


    This peer support training is in partnership with CCAPP.

    CCAPP offers a 40-hour training for Behavioral Health Support. View upcoming trainings here.

    Continuing Education is offered by Behavioral Health Association of Providers. More information here. Any of our CE courses that are not legal in nature qualify for the Peer Recovery Credentials.

    CCAPP: California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

    R1 Learning System

    This peer support training works with R1 Learning. At the center of the R1 Learning System are the evidence-based and best practice treatment strategies that make up the system's content.

    Each module is adapted from the work of experts in that particular area and topics were chosen for their ability to match leading counseling competencies such as those identified in SAMHSA's TAP 21 publication.

    Purchase the Peer Support Kit — 12 decks here. Only $249.95.

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    8:00 am - 4:30 pm Pacific
    (closed major holidays)

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