Demystifying the Peer Workforce: Ethical Considerations for Non Peer Professionals

November 12 & 13 (Thursday-Friday), 2020: 9AM – 4PM CST each day

(Online, Interactive Training)

Registration deadline: November 9 (Monday), 2020 by 5pm 

Via Hope is now conducting this training in a virtual format. While the content of the training will not change the delivery method will vary. This means that the content will be provided via Zoom technology, through online discussion threads, and short interactive breakout sessions online.  

This 2-day, virtual workshop is designed to provide participants with an understanding of the role of Mental Health Peer Specialists, the value they add to the organizations where they work, and common challenges experienced when implementing peer support services in traditional behavioral health provider settings. Participants will come away 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 their organization. The primary audience for this interactive workshop is administrators, supervisors, and clinical staff working alongside peer professionals. Peer specialists are encouraged to attend in order to participate in conversations about implementation strategies for their agency, but should expect basic information about peer services that is already familiar to them.

Note: Participants who have completed the Peer Specialist Supervisor (PSS) certification course may elect to attend only Day 2 of this workshop, due to an overlap in content on Day 1.

Workshop Leaders

Amy Pierce, MHPS. PSS, ALF – Field Liaison, Peer Services Implementation Program, Via Hope

Amanda Bowman, LCSW, PSS – Recovery Institute Manager, Via Hope


  • Both Days – $175
  • Only Day 2 (for PSS only) – $100

Continuing Education Credit

If attending both days:
11 total CEU’s (including 3hrs Ethics) provided to a variety of clinical and peer professionals. 11 CEU’s in Peer Support & Leadership provided to certified Peer Specialist Supervisors.

If attending only Day 2:
Total of 5.5 CEU’s (including 2 hrs Ethics) provided to a variety of clinical and peer professionals. 5.5 CEU’s in Peer Support & Leadership provided to certified Peer Specialist Supervisors (PSS).

Registration fee ($175 OR $100) is required at the time of application. 

The payment is non-refundable without documentation of extreme circumstance.


Demystifying the Peer Workforce (DPW) Training: Registration Form

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