Peer Specialist Whole Health and Resiliency Training

A report issued in 2006 by the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) stated that individuals served by public mental health services live an average of 25 years less than the general population. In Texas, this disparity is 29 years. This two day PSWHR training teaches Certified Peer Specialists (must have previously been certified by Via Hope) the relationship between physical and mental health and the importance of working to support the whole person. Peer specialists learn how to help people set and achieve health goals and how to help them build resiliency by practicing the “relaxation response,” an easy to learn exercise that help individuals effectively deal with stress.

November 12&13, 2014;  Austin, Texas

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.

Applications must be received on or before Wednesday, October 15, 2014.  Applicants will be accepted in the order received.  Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by Wednesday, October 22nd.

* - Note: This is an endorsement for Certified Peer Specialists only. Our next basic CPS training will be January 25-31st and the application will be posted on our website as soon as it is available.

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