Next course: July 16-20, 2018 in Austin.

Application closed

Acceptance notification: by May 25th

 

Intentional Peer Support is an innovative practice that focuses on how to build and grow relationships based on mutuality and shared experience. In this highly interactive 5‐day training, participants learn the principles of IPS, examine assumptions about who they are, and explore ways to create relationships in which power is negotiated, co‐learning is possible, and support goes beyond traditional notions of “service.” This training is designed for individuals with lived experience of recovery from mental health challenges; we also welcome people with lived experience of recovery from substance use challenges and/or co‐occurring challenges to apply. It is an Endorsement training for Via Hope Certified Peer Specialists, but certification is not a requirement for participation.

Registration Fees and Travel Arrangements

  • The registration fee for this training is $300.
  • Training begins at 9:00 am each morning and ends at 4:30 pm (except on Friday, when the training concludes at 3:00 pm).
  • Via Hope will provide lunch each day.
  • Candidates selected to participate in this training are responsible for arranging and paying for their own travel to and from the training, their evening meals, and any other incidental expenses.

Registration Fees and Travel Arrangements

  • The training is designed for individuals with personal lived experience of mental health challenges and recovery. However, we also welcome people with lived experience of substance use challenges and recovery to apply.
  • Certified Peer Specialists are encouraged to apply for the training.
  • Note: Certified Peer Specialists will receive 37.5 CEUs after completion of the Intentional Peer Support training.