Peer Support Specialist Training

Please note, registration for the Monday, April 16th – Friday, April 20th, 2018 Peer Support Specialist Training will be open March 19th through March 30th, 2018.  

Project ABLE facilitates this Oregon Health Authority (OHA) approved Peer Support Specialist Training (PSST) for adults in Mental Health and Addictions Recovery. Individuals who complete the 40 hour PSS training are eligible to become Oregon State Certified Peer Support Specilaists under the Traditional Health Worker (THW) program OR a Certified Recovery Mentor (CRM) through ACCBO.

This training is offered at no cost to people who live or work in  Multnomah County. Class size is limited to 17 participants, and per Multnomah County Contract, preference is given to members of the NorthStar Clubhouse and those already employed by or volunteering with mental health agencies in the county.

About the Training

PSST is a week-long exciting and interactive course focused on recovery themes such as:

  • Recovery Culture
  • History of Mental Illness
  • Mental Health Recovery
  • Healthy Boundaries
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Peer Support
  • Communication
  • Documentation

Continental breakfast, lunch, snacks, and beverages provided. NE Portland location easily accessible by TriMet, bike, and car. Once rigistered, orientation email includes all details.

Oregon Health Authority Peer Support Specialist Training Requirements for Traditional Health Workers:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • You must not be listed on the Medicaid provider exclusion list
  • You must identify as a peer under one or more of the following:
    • A self-identified person currently or formerly receiving mental health services; or,
    • A self-identified person in recovery from an addiction disorder, who meets the abstinence requirements for recovering staff in alcohol and other drug treatment programs (2 years); or, 
    • A family member of an individual who is a current or former recipient of mental health or addictions services.




Contact Us

NAMI Multnomah
524 NE 52nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97213
Fax: 503.235.8959
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Monday - Friday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm