List of Upcoming Certified Peer Specialist Endorsement Trainings

May, 2017

Co-occurring Challenges: This 2 day training is designed for both Via Hope Certified Peer Specialists and Texas Peer Recovery Coaches.  Space for this training is limited to twelve CPSs and twelve Recovery Coaches.  14 CEUs are awarded upon completion. 

  • May 11-12, 2017 (Houston, TX). Application no longer available.

Community Re-Entry: This 2 1/2 day endorsement training for Certified Peer Specialists and Certified Peer Recovery Coaches who are working with people re-entering the community from being incarcerated.  16 CEUs are awarded upon completion.

  • May 24-26, 2017 (Austin, TX). Application no longer available.

 

June, 2017

Intentional Peer Support: This training is an innovative practice that focuses on how to build and grow relationships based on mutuality and shared experience. In this highly interactive 5-day training, participants learn the principles of IPS, examine assumptions about who they are, and explore ways to create relationships in which power is negotiated, co-learning is possible, and support goes beyond traditional notions of “service.” This training is designed for individuals with lived experience of recovery from mental health challenges; we also welcome people with lived experience of recovery from substance use challenges and/or co-occurring challenges to apply. It is an Endorsement training for Via Hope Certified Peer Specialists, but certification is not a requirement for participation.  37.5 CEUs are awarded to CPSs upon completion.

  • June 5-9, 2017 (Austin, TX). Application no longer available.

Next Steps-Recovery to Practice: This 4-day highly interactive training designed for advanced Certified Peer Specialists to gain new skills and experiences, learn with and from each other, and come to a common understanding of recovery through some of the current best practices in peer support.  RTP Next Steps uses a Collaborative Learning approach and involves outside preparation.  In Collaborative Learning, the participants are the “content experts” and the facilitators are guides to set up experiences that allow the participants to share their working knowledge of each area that is being explored. In addition to the in-person training, RTP Next Steps involves a pre- and post-test and a self-paced workbook that participants are required to complete as part of the training. By applying to this training, you are agreeing to participate fully in the Collaborative Learning environment and to complete the pre-test, supplemental workbook, and post-test. 32 CEUs are awarded upon completion. 

  • June 12-15, 2017 (Austin, TX).  Application no longer available.

Trauma Informed Peer Support: This 2 1/2 day endorsement training on Trauma Informed Peer Support is designed for Via Hope Certified Peer Specialists. This training is also open to Peer Recovery Coaches. 20.75 CEUs are awarded upon completion.

 

August, 2017

Co-occurring Challenges: This 2 day training is designed for both Via Hope Certified Peer Specialists and Texas Peer Recovery Coaches.  Space for this training is limited to twelve CPSs and twelve Recovery Coaches.  14 CEUs are awarded upon completion. 

  • August 3-4, 2017 (Austin, TX). Application will be available late May.

Peer Support Whole Health & Resiliency: This 1½ day training is designed for Certified Peer Specialists who intend to use the Whole Health concepts and planning tools introduced in the basic peer specialist training as part of their daily work. This training is also open to Peer Recovery Coaches.  8.5 CEUs are awarded upon completion.

  • August 30-31, 2017 (Austin, TX). Application will be available mid/late June.

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PREVIOUS TRAININGS:

March 2016

emotional CPR (eCPR): March 10-11, 2016. 

Focus for Life (hosted by Pro International): March 14-16, 2016. 

Community Re-entry: March 30-April 1, 2016. 

April 2016

Recovery Support Services to Peers with Co-Occurring Substance Use and Psychiatric Disorders (Co-Occurring): April 6-7, 2016. 

Next Steps-Recovery to Practice: April 18-21, 2016. 

May 2016

 WRAP® Facilitation training*: May 2-4, 2014 (Dallas, TX). 

* - (See June & July for more Houston and Austin info.)

Focus for Life: May 4-6, 2016 in Collin County, TX. 

emotional CPR (eCPR): May 5-6, 2016. 

Trauma Informed Peer Support (TIPS):  May 10-12, 2016. 

Focus for Life (hosted by Pro International): May 16-18, 2016 in San Antonio, TX. 

June 2016

Intentional Peer Support (IPS): June 6-10, 2016. 

 WRAP® Facilitation training: June 13-15, 2016 (Houston, TX).   

July 2016

Recovery Support Services to Peers with Co-Occurrring Substance Use and Psychiatric Disorders (Co-Occurring): July 13-14, 2016 (Dallas, TX). 

Focus for Life (hosted by Pro International): July 18-20, 2016 (Seguin, TX). 

WRAP® Facilitation training: July 20-22, 2016 (Austin, TX).   

August 2016

Peer Support Whole Helath and Resiliency (PSWHR): August 3-4, 2016 (Austin, TX). 

Focus for Life (hosted by Pro International): August 5-7, 2016 (Wichita Falls, TX).

Trauma Informed Peer Support (TIPS): August 16-18, 2016 (Austin, TX). 

WRAP® Facilitation training: August 30-September 1, 2016 (Austin, TX).   

September, 2016

Intentional Peer Support (IPS): September 19-23, 2016 (Austin, TX).  

Community Re-Entry: September 27-29, 2016 (Austin, TX).  

October, 2016

Next Steps-Recovery to Practice: October 25-28, 2016 (Austin, TX).  

November, 2016

Trauma Informed Peer Support: November 14-16, 2016 (Austin, TX). 

January, 2017

Peer Support Whole Health & Resiliency: January 19-20, 2017 (Austin, TX). 

February, 2017

Community Re-Entry: February 6-8, 2017 (Austin, TX).

Intentional Peer Support: February 13-17, 2017 (Austin, TX). 

Co-occurring Challenges: February 23-24, 2017 (Corpus Christi, TX). 

March, 2017

Trauma Informed Peer Support: March 6-8, 2017 (Austin, TX). 

Emotional CPR (eCPR): March 15-16, 2017 (Corpus Christi, TX). 

Next Steps-Recovery to Practice: March 20-23, 2017 (Austin, TX).