CERTIFIED PEER SPECIALIST (CPS) sUPERVISOR TRAINING (S-CPS 301) 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

15 hours, 2 days

This course lays the foundation of Supervision in a Peer Support Environment and incorporates Daniels' (2014) Pillars of Peer Support Supervision, Kadushin's (1976) Social Work model of the Functions of Supervision, and Bloom (1997), Anda and Felliti's (1998) work on Trauma. The course is designed as a hybrid learning environment which has 13.5 hours of classroom face time with an additional 6.5 hours possible through an online discussion and reading community.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND/CRITERIA

A supervisor of certified peer support specialists shall meet one of the following criteria as determined by OMHSAS:

A mental health professional who has completed the Department-approved   
peer specialist supervisory training; or

A person who has a bachelor’s degree in sociology, social work, psychology, gerontology, anthropology, political science, history, criminal justice, theology, counseling, education or a related field from a program that is accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) or the CHEA, or an equivalent degree from a foreign college or university approved by the USDOE; and two years of mental health direct service experience that may include peer support services; and has completed the peer specialist supervisory training curriculum approved by the Department; or

A person who has a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma and four years of mental health direct service experience that may include peer support services, and has completed the peer specialist supervisory training curriculum approved by the Department.