Become a
Certified Peer Specialist

A Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) is an individual in recovery from mental health challenges who has been trained to effectively use their recovery story to help other individuals seeking recovery.

Becoming a CPS or a CFP

Become a
Certified Family Partner

A Certified Family Partner (CFP) is a parent or guardian who has lived experience raising a child with mental or emotional challenges and who has learned to successfully navigate the systems of care.

The Via Hope Recovery Institute provides organizational change work. The aim is to promote mental health system transformation by helping organizations develop practices that support and expect recovery, and by promoting the voices of people with lived experience, youth, and family members.

Upcoming Events

Online Learning

Resources

  • CPS Training Application – San Antonio Clubhouse 7/16-21/18

    Next class: July 16-21, 2018  San Antonio Clubhouse in San Antonio, TX   Application deadline: June 15th | Acceptance Notice: June 20th Application deadline extended to June 22nd   Please read the CPS Application Supplement before completing the application. CPS Application Supplement This training is intended for individuals who will use their lived experience with […]

  • VETERANS’ PEER SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION TRAINING APPLICATION

    Next class: June 24-30, 2018 in Round Rock, TX   Please read the CPS Application Supplement before completing the application. CPS Application Supplement This training is intended for individuals who will use their lived experience with mental health recovery in a role where their primary function is providing peer support. It is not intended for […]

  • Depression and Addiction Rehab Posted by Walter Keenan, Ph.D. & David Cohen, M.D

    Depression and Addiction Rehab Posted by Walter Keenan, Ph.D. & David Cohen, M.D. Dr. Keenan’s guide to dealing with depression before/during/after addiction rehabilitation. https://www.inpatientdrugrehab.org/depression/