Continuing Education Trainings

 

Supporting Justice-Involved Individuals (CE 101)

12 hours, two days

This training is designed to take your skills as a CPS and apply them with justice-involved persons in recovery who may still be incarcerated, may be about to return to their community or are already living in the community.  While some  share this lived experience, others do not.  We all, however,  share in the desire to support a positive process of community reintegration.  

The goal of this training is for you to gain the knowledge and skills that, woven together with your CPS backgrounds, will allow you to provide peer support to justice involved persons in recovery as they re-enter their communities in a way that is holistic, aware, ethical and effective.  

This course can be applied to CPS continuing education requirements.

 

Trauma and the Magic of Brain (CE 103)

6 hours, one day

This training focuses on the fundamentals of a trauma based and informed practice.  The training includes a high level look at personal, historic, and organizational trauma. The theoretical framework for this course is Bloom's Sanctuary Model (1997) based on the Adverse Childhood Experience Study (Anda and Felitti (1998)) and includes basic brain development content.  Attention is paid to how childhood experiences impact and inform adult behavioral health across the lifespan.

This course can be applied to CPS continuing education requirements.

 

Supporting Youth and Young Adults (CE 104)

12 hours, two days

Young people who are leaving the children's mental health or other child serving systems frequently are left with little to no supports as they navigate a new world of service delivery.  Providing peer supports for this population requires a generational lens as well as an understanding of the intersections that define systems of care.  This course is designed to prepare current Certified Peer Specialists to support the transition from adolescence to adulthood through a deeper understanding of the interplay of individuals and the systems. 

This course can be applied to CPS continuing education requirements.

 

Whole Body Recovery and Health (CE 105)

12 hours, two days

The newly developed Whole Health Recovery and Wellness two-day curriculum is designed to more directly enhance the skill-set of Certified Peer Specialists (CPS) in working with their peers. Through an examination of health literacy and disparities, this curriculum expands CPS knowledge around the most pressing health-care concerns of people who are in recovery and how the CPS can best support peers in developing and reaching goals toward improving their physical health. 

This course can be applied to CPS continuing education requirements.

 

Ethics and Boundaries (CE 106)

6 hours, 1 day

This is a training to support staff in developing and maintaining appropriate boundaries in service provision, and to explore and clarify ethical dilemmas.  In this training, learners will explore power and power differentials, including intersectionality and  implications of access to systemic power and privilege. The SAMHSA Prevention Code of Ethics will be used to examine service practices and policies. The training draws on Mowbray’s work on the distinction between traditional hierarchical boundaries and those appropriate to Peer Support.  Learners will practice assessing and making decisions about boundaries and dual relationships.  

This course can be applied to CPS continuing education requirements.

 

COAPS: Peer Support for Aging Populations (CE 107) 

18 hours, three days

The Older Adults training was developed by the University of Pennsylvania and prepares current Certified Peer Specialists to utilize existing experience, skills and training to work with an aging population living with behavioral health disorders. The course includes an understanding of mental health and co-occurring issues as they relate to aging issues. Peers will increase their level of expertise while gaining specialized techniques that support Older Adults. 

This course can be applied to CPS continuing education requirements.

 

Whole Health Action Management (CE 108)

12 hours, two days

The Whole Health Action Management (WHAM) approach can help you in developing self-management skills that make you the central figure in your care. Personal planning and peer support are foundations in the success of WHAM. 

This course can be applied to CPS continuing education requirements.

 

LGBTQ 101 - Understanding and Supporting Individuals and Communities (CE 110)

12 hours, two days

This training works to enhance comprehension and understanding of LGBTQIA issues, including and not limited to terminology, overall stigmas and issues, solidarity models, and power dynamics. 

This course can be applied to CPS continuing education requirements.

 

Supporting Connections to Religious and Spiritual Communities (CE 111)

6 hours, one day

This course focuses on the role participation in faith based communities can play in recovery and wellness.  The course explores the variety of ways religious congregations and spiritual groups foster social connection. Trainees will identify appropriate roles and responsibilities for those who seek to support individuals’ engagement with religious and spiritual communities and practices.  This training includes practice recommendations developed by the Temple University Collaborative on Community Integration.

This course can be applied to CPS continuing education requirements.

 

Documentation (CE 116)

6 hours, one day

This training explores the conceptual bases for documentation in a service setting. Trainees will identify various reasons why documentation is important, what kind of information is important for different stakeholder groups, and strategies for determining what should be documented. Guidance is provided for how to write objective and clear notes, and trainees will have opportunity for practice and feedback.

This course can be applied to CPS continuing education requirements.

 

Co-Occurring Challenges

12 hours, two days

The goal of this training is to provide staff with information and skills to support individuals who have co-occurring mental health and substance use challenges. Trainees will explore the prevalence and complexity of co-occurring conditions, their impact on different aspects of wellness, the role and impact of stigma, as well as components of integrated care and support.  This training includes elements of Motivational Interviewing practice and is informed by trauma theory and the concept of recovery capital.  

This course can be applied to CPS continuing education requirements.