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Demystifying the Peer Workforce Workshop – February 12-13

February 12, 2018 @ 9:00 am - February 13, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

Demystifying the Peer Workforce Workshop – February 12-13

Participants will come away from the training with a greater appreciation of how peer support services and clinical services can complement one another and an awareness of how to effectively promote peer support services within your organization.

Please note that the target audience for this workshop is administrators, supervisors, and clinical staff who work alongside peer specialists and want to promote collaboration across roles, to effectively promote recovery within mental health service settings.

Space is limited. Register here.


Amy Pierce, CPS

Amy currently works for Via Hope as the PSI Field Liaison. Amy has been working in the Peer Movement in the State of Texas for almost two decades. She most recently was the C.E.O of Resiliency Unleashed an international training and consulting company focusing on the development and implementation of peer services. She has extensive experience in the peer support sector. She previously started the first peer support program in the state hospitals in Texas,was a peer support worker in a community mental health agency and was also the Program Coordinator for a transitional peer residential housing project funded through the 1115 waiver program. Amy is a peer, and family member, with both mental health and addictions experience. She is a certified peer specialist facilitator, Advanced Level Wrap facilitator, ASIST trainer, WHAM facilitator. Amy was previously Chair of the PAIMI Council in Texas and on the US National Disability Rights Board. Amy is a lover of life and all that is possible for human beings.

Anna Jackson, LMSW
Anna Jackson founded Alpinista Consulting in 2014. Based in Austin, Texas, Anna specializes in strategic planning, capacity building, person-centered organizational change, program design and evaluation, and adventurous leadership development. Ms. Jackson incorporates a social justice framework in her practice, and has worked in youth engagement, leadership development, experiential education, healthcare services and systems change, and international domestic violence and human trafficking prevention and intervention. Before Alpinista, Anna served as Deputy Director of Via Hope, an education and consultation center whose mission it is to transform the Texas mental health system into one that is person centered and recovery oriented. From 2011 to 2014, she led the development of their programs, managing collaborative learning initiatives that integrate implementation science and participatory change methods, helping organizational teams work with complexity while implementing practices like peer support and person centered planning. She holds a Master of Science in Social Work from The University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Anthropology from the University of California, Davis.


Date and Time: February 12 and 13 – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location: Austin, Texas (Details provided upon registration)

Food/ Refreshments: Light breakfast and lunch will be provided during the workshop.

Registration notes: Organizations are encouraged to send more than one person to the workshop, when space is available. Registration is offered on a first come, first serve basis and space is limited. Participants will be notified when their registration is confirmed. This registration page will close when space has been filled.


February 12, 2018 @ 9:00 am
February 13, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
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