Mental Health Peer Specialist Training
May 20 @ 9:00 am – May 24 @ 5:00 pm
Mental Health Peer Specialist training is a five-day, 40-hour training designed to provide individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to become certified as a Mental Health Peer Support Specialist in Texas. This training was developed for individuals who have lived experience of mental health challenges, and who wish to to use their experience to positively impact individuals, communities, and systems.
At the end of this training, participants should be able to:
- Understand the history of the recovery movement;
- Understand the role of individuals in recovery in a recovery-oriented system;
- Understand the values and ethics of the Mental Health Peer Specialist profession in Texas;
- Understand the variety of roles and tasks that a peer specialist maybe asked to performwithin their scope of work;
- Develop the skills necessary to provide effective peer support services in both individual and group settings; and
- Understand that the certification training is only the beginning of a professional development process that will continue during the course of their initial and subsequent certifications.
Click HERE to learn more about Via Hope’s Mental Health Peer Specialist Training.
Participants will be asked to share some details of their recovery stories as part of training, and should be aware that content may be difficult.
This training is required to become a Mental Health Peer Specialist in Texas. The training is followed immediately by an online knowledge assessment. Once certified, a Mental Health Peer Specialist must earn at least 20 CEUs, including 6 hours of ethics, every two years to maintain their certification. The certification program is administered according to the policies in the Texas Certification Board Policy Standards for Mental Health Peer Specialists.
Via Hope training content is provided via Zoom through an online learning platform. Participants will be required to have an active internet connection and be on camera for the majority of the training. Individual computer access is required; participants will not be able to log on in a group environment.
Prerequisites: Core Training (View Via Hope Calendar)
Eligibility: Adults (18+) with a lived experience of mental health challenges
Registration: April 12–May 6