Peer Support Specialist training
Registration for the January 30th -February 3rd, 2017 Peer Support Specialist Training opens Monday, January 2nd, 2017
This is an Oregon Health Authority (OHA) recognized training facilitated by Project ABLE. The training consists of 40 classroom hours and a written exam. This training is offered at no cost to people who LIVE or WORK in Multnomah County. Class size is limited to 20 participants, and per Multnomah County Contract, preference is given to members of the NorthStar Clubhouse and those already volunteering or employed by mental health agencies in the county.
The registration period is: Monday, January 2nd through Wednesday, January 11th. Any applications received after January 11th will be considered for the waitlist if there is room available. Applications will be considered in the order in which they are received, and candidates will be considered based on the following criteria: (1) Living well in recovery (2) Ready to support peers in their recovery (3) Ability to attend 40-hour training Monday-Friday January 30th – February 3rd from 9am-4pm.
All applicants will be notified of their acceptance by email on Friday, January 13th.
To complete the electronic application:
About the training:
PSS training components emphasize the AMH philosophy of Recovery; Self-determination; Partnerships; Person-centered planning; Strengths-based healing; Cultural awareness; and Trauma-informed services. Classes are fun and interactive, and cover a variety of topics including:
- Mental Health Recovery
- Compassionate interactions
- Listening to hear
- Barriers to effective communication
- The power of language
- Understanding the impacts of trauma
- Boundaries and “Rescue Triangles”
- Ethics and confidentiality
- Wellness and self-care
Continuing Education for PSS:
Graduates of NAMI Multnomah’s Peer Support Specialist training are invited to participate in a free monthly Continuing Education Session, facilitated by Project ABLE. These sessions have been approved by the Oregon Health Authority. Peer Support Specialists who attend the Continuing Education Sessions can accumulate 20 training hours to: meet the State’s PSS CEU requirements, OR continue to accumulate hours to meet the 40 additional hours (80 hours total) required for Peer Wellness Specialist Certification.
PSS CE Sessions are held on the 1st Saturday of the month from 9:00AM – 1:00PM at the Community of Christ Church at 4837 NE Couch, Portland, OR 97213.
Upcoming PSS CE Sessions:
- December 3rd, 2016
- January 7th, 2017
- February 4th, 2017
Offered free of charge.
To RSVP, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a list of other approved Peer Support and Wellness Specialist Trainings in the state of Oregon, please visit: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/amh/pd/Pages/approved-training.aspx