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    • Mon, January 18, 2021
    • Mon, December 27, 2021
    • 50 sessions
    • Zoom Meeting

    In partnership with the Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers’ Association (PMHCA), the Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition facilitates weekly virtual drop-in support meetings for peer professionals. The conversation is always robust and includes resource sharing.

    This meeting will be moderated by Jason Rilogio and Dave Measel.

    If you are interested in attending the virtual drop-in please use the following information: 

    Join the meeting by using the below link at 11:30am on Mondays.

    Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3349737923 

    If you need to call in:

    Phone Number: (301) 715-8592 

    Meeting ID: 334 973 7923

    • Thu, July 01, 2021
    • Thu, June 09, 2022
    • 50 sessions
    • Zoom Meeting

    In partnership with the Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers’ Association (PMHCA), the Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition facilitates weekly virtual drop-in support meetings for peer professionals. The conversation is always robust and includes resource sharing.

    This meeting will be moderated by Keith Elders, Jason Rilogio, Becky Schultz and Dave Measel.

    If you are interested in attending the virtual drop-in please use the following information: 

    Join the meeting by using the below link at 3:00pm on Thursdays.

    Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88313043231?pwd=MngwSHdqNVNXY1NwRFVLbTN3VTBHUT09

    If you need to call in:

    Phone Number: (301) 715-8592

    Meeting ID: 883 1304 3231

    Passcode: 715 545

    • Thu, October 28, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Online Virtual Training (Zoom)
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    This training was created by an Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) workgroup and covers the minimum state requirements for documentation.

    Participants learn about the purposes of documentation, and examine and learn how to write a Strength Based Assessment, Individual Service Plan, and Progress Notes. There is also a section on Collaborative Documentation.

    Who: Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition

    Facilitator: Keith Elders

    What: Orientation to Medicaid Funded Peer Support Documentation

    When: Thursday, October 28, 2021, 9:00am to 4:30pm

    Where: Online Virtual Training - a link to join the meeting will be sent to you after you register

    CEUs: 6

    Price: Free for members; $30 Non-Members

    • Fri, October 29, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Online Virtual Training (Zoom)
    • 28
    Register

    In this training we introduce attendees to the Pennsylvania Certification Board’s Codes of Ethical Conduct for Certified Peer Specialists, Certified Recovery Specialists, and Certified Family Recovery Specialists. We use the Codes of Conduct as our backdrop to frame discussion surrounding ethics related issues like fraud, waste, abuse, confidentiality, service approach, non-discrimination, integrity, etc.

    Additionally, this training covers setting and maintaining healthy boundaries with co-workers and the individuals served through real-life scenarios of potential ethical violations. Through this discussion participants learn to articulate their own beliefs and thoughts concerning these scenarios while being guided by the facilitators. The scenarios are framed from a learning perspective rather than a right/wrong one, in turn creating the space for participants to gain an understanding of their own ethical principles and values.

    Note: This training is Pennsylvania Certification Board approved for CPSs, CRSs, and CFRSs

    Who: Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition

    What: Ethics for Certified Peer Based Professionals

    When: Friday, October 29, 2021, 9:00am to 4:30pm

    Where: Online Virtual Training - a link to join the meeting will be sent to you after you register

    CEUs: 6

    Price: $100 for Members; $125 for non-members

    This training is being conducted online through Zoom. The training link will be emailed two days prior to the training if you have registered and paid.

    You must have the ability to receive files through email and, at least, join the training with audio to participate.

    • Fri, November 05, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Online
    • 29
    Register

    In partnership with Keystone Pride Recovery Initiative (KPRI) the PaPSC has developed a training for Certified Peer Specialists focussed on enhancing their skills in working with the LGBTQ+ community. This LGBTQ+ Training for CPSs will, among other topics, include information on definitions, history, the ‘coming out’ process, and unique challenges faced by LGBTQ+ individuals who have a mental health diagnosis.

    Who: Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition

    What: Providing Welcoming Peer Services to the LGBTQ+ Community Training

    When: Friday, November 5, 9am  – 4:30pm

    Where: Online

    CEUs: 6

    Contact: David Measel at info@papsc.org

    Cost: $100 Members; $125 Non-Members


    • Mon, November 08, 2021
    • Wed, November 10, 2021
    • CMSU, 5 Terrace Lane, Building #17, Danville, PA 17821
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Like the other skill enhancement trainings in Pennsylvania (forensics, veterans, older adults, etc.) this training is designed to give the participants extra skills to specialize in a particular service area.

    This training is specifically designed to prepare CPSs to work in crisis services (telephone, mobile, walk-in, and residential). Topics covered include the Mental Health Procedures Act, roles and responsibilities of a CPS in crisis services, de-escalation, and suicide assessment and prevention.

    Who: Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition

    Trainers: David Measel and Keith Elders

    What: CPSs in Crisis Services Training

    When: November 8 - 10, 9am  – 5pm

    Where: CMSU, 5 Terrace Lane, Building #17, Danville, PA 17821

    Contact: info@papsc.org

    Cost: Free

    • Wed, November 10, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Virtual
    Register

    Recovery Ecosystem Coalitions (REC), funded by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), will be regional, self-governed coalitions that determine areas of focus within that region.  Goals of these RECs are networking, leadership development, training & facilitation opportunities, self-care, and strengthening the peer voice statewide. Join us for the REC in your region to find out more!

    Who: Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition

    What: Coal Region (Formerly East Central) Recovery Ecosystem Coalition Meeting

    When: Wednesday, November 10th, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Where: Online Meeting

    Price: Free

    • Fri, November 12, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Virtual
    Register

    Recovery Ecosystem Coalitions (REC), funded by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), will be regional, self-governed coalitions that determine areas of focus within that region.  Goals of these RECs are networking, leadership development, training & facilitation opportunities, self-care, and strengthening the peer voice statewide. Join us for the REC in your region to find out more!

    Who: Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition

    What: NC Recovery Ecosystem Coalition Meeting

    When: Friday, November 12th, 2021, 10:00am to 11:30am

    Where: Online Meeting

    Price: Free

    • Mon, November 15, 2021
    • 8:30 AM
    • Wed, November 17, 2021
    • 4:00 PM
    • Recovery Community Connection Inc. 120 E 3rd Street, Williamsport, PA 17701
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    “Forensic Peer Specialists embody the potential for recovery for people who confront the dual stigmas associated with serious mental illness and criminal justice involvement” (Davidson and Rowe, 2008)

    Description:

    This continuing education opportunity is designed to enhance the capacity of Certified Peer Specialists and Recovery Specialists to fulfill a serious gap in supportive services for justice involved individuals.

    Grounded in the philosophy of peer support services, this training uses a mutual-learning approach and dialogue-driven process to develop understanding of the impact of forensic involvement and introduces the Sequential Intercept Model as a tool to highlight the unique needs of individuals and discover resources necessary to effectively navigate within and beyond the criminal justice system.

    Learning Objectives:

    By the end of this training participants will gain knowledge and skills to:

    • Use lived experiences as an example of recovery and resiliency
    • Identify and advocate for the needs of individuals in the criminal justice system
    • Assist an individual in navigating service systems (mental health, criminal justice, etc.)
    • Model self-advocacy such that an individual learns how-to advocate for himself/herself
    • Support the individual's journey toward achieving personal recovery goals

    Who: Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition

    Facilitators: Jason Rilogio and Katrin Fieser

    What: Peer Support Within the Criminal Justice System

    When: November 15 - 17, 8:30am – 4:00pm

    Where: 

    Recovery Community Connection Inc.

    120 E 3rd Street, Williamsport, PA 17701

    Contact: PaPSC at info@papsc.org

    Cost: Free

    Please Note: As much as possible, we will be following all current COVID-19 recommendations including face masks and distancing. We will also take other precautionary measures to make the space as safe as possible. 

    • Tue, November 16, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Online Virtual Training (Zoom)
    • 26
    Register

    In this training we introduce attendees to the Pennsylvania Certification Board’s Codes of Ethical Conduct for Certified Peer Specialists, Certified Recovery Specialists, and Certified Family Recovery Specialists. We use the Codes of Conduct as our backdrop to frame discussion surrounding ethics related issues like fraud, waste, abuse, confidentiality, service approach, non-discrimination, integrity, etc.

    Additionally, this training covers setting and maintaining healthy boundaries with co-workers and the individuals served through real-life scenarios of potential ethical violations. Through this discussion participants learn to articulate their own beliefs and thoughts concerning these scenarios while being guided by the facilitators. The scenarios are framed from a learning perspective rather than a right/wrong one, in turn creating the space for participants to gain an understanding of their own ethical principles and values.

    Note: This training is Pennsylvania Certification Board approved for CPSs, CRSs, and CFRSs

    Who: Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition

    What: Ethics for Certified Peer Based Professionals

    When: Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 9:00am to 4:30pm

    Where: Online Virtual Training - a link to join the meeting will be sent to you after you register

    CEUs: 6

    Price: $100 for Members; $125 for non-members

    This training is being conducted online through Zoom. The training link will be emailed two days prior to the training if you have registered and paid.

    You must have the ability to receive files through email and, at least, join the training with audio to participate.

    • Wed, November 17, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Online Virtual Training (Zoom)
    • 22
    Register

    This training was created by an Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) workgroup and covers the minimum state requirements for documentation.

    Participants learn about the purposes of documentation, and examine and learn how to write a Strength Based Assessment, Individual Service Plan, and Progress Notes. There is also a section on Collaborative Documentation.

    Who: Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition

    Facilitator: David Measel

    What: Orientation to Medicaid Funded Peer Support Documentation

    When: Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 9:00am to 4:30pm

    Where: Online Virtual Training - a link to join the meeting will be sent to you after you register

    CEUs: 6

    Price: $100 Members; $125 Non-Members

    • Fri, November 26, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Virtual
    Register

    Recovery Ecosystem Coalitions (REC), funded by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), will be regional, self-governed coalitions that determine areas of focus within that region.  Goals of these RECs are networking, leadership development, training & facilitation opportunities, self-care, and strengthening the peer voice statewide. Join us for the REC in your region to find out more!

    Who: Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition

    What: NW Recovery Ecosystem Coalition Meeting

    When: Friday, November 26th, 2021, 10:00am to 11:30am

    Where: Online Meeting

    Price: Free

    • Wed, December 01, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Online Virtual Training (Zoom)
    • 28
    Register

    In this training we introduce attendees to the Pennsylvania Certification Board’s Codes of Ethical Conduct for Certified Peer Specialists, Certified Recovery Specialists, and Certified Family Recovery Specialists. We use the Codes of Conduct as our backdrop to frame discussion surrounding ethics related issues like fraud, waste, abuse, confidentiality, service approach, non-discrimination, integrity, etc.

    Additionally, this training covers setting and maintaining healthy boundaries with co-workers and the individuals served through real-life scenarios of potential ethical violations. Through this discussion participants learn to articulate their own beliefs and thoughts concerning these scenarios while being guided by the facilitators. The scenarios are framed from a learning perspective rather than a right/wrong one, in turn creating the space for participants to gain an understanding of their own ethical principles and values.

    Note: This training is Pennsylvania Certification Board approved for CPSs, CRSs, and CFRSs

    Who: Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition

    What: Ethics for Certified Peer Based Professionals

    When: Wednesday December 1, 2021, 9:00am to 4:30pm

    Where: Online Virtual Training - a link to join the meeting will be sent to you after you register

    CEUs: 6

    Price: $100 for Members; $125 for non-members

    This training is being conducted online through Zoom. The training link will be emailed two days prior to the training if you have registered and paid.

    You must have the ability to receive files through email and, at least, join the training with audio to participate.

    • Tue, December 07, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Sage's Army
    • 6
    Register


    • Wed, December 15, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Online
    • 30
    Register

    In partnership with Keystone Pride Recovery Initiative (KPRI) the PaPSC has developed a training for Certified Peer Specialists focussed on enhancing their skills in working with the LGBTQ+ community. This LGBTQ+ Training for CPSs will, among other topics, include information on definitions, history, the ‘coming out’ process, and unique challenges faced by LGBTQ+ individuals who have a mental health diagnosis.

    Who: Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition

    What: Providing Welcoming Peer Services to the LGBTQ+ Community Training

    When: Wednesday, December 15, 9am  – 4:30pm

    Where: Online

    CEUs: 6

    Contact: Becky Schultz at info@papsc.org

    Cost: $100 Members; $125 Non-Members


    • Thu, December 16, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Online Virtual Training (Zoom)
    • 27
    Register

    This training was created by an Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) workgroup and covers the minimum state requirements for documentation.

    Participants learn about the purposes of documentation, and examine and learn how to write a Strength Based Assessment, Individual Service Plan, and Progress Notes. There is also a section on Collaborative Documentation.

    Who: Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition

    Facilitator: Keith Elders

    What: Orientation to Medicaid Funded Peer Support Documentation

    When: Thursday, December 16, 2021, 9:00am to 4:30pm

    Where: Online Virtual Training - a link to join the meeting will be sent to you after you register

    CEUs: 6

    Price: $100 Members; $125 Non-Members

    • Fri, January 07, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Online Virtual Training (Zoom)
    • 29
    Register

    In this training we introduce attendees to the Pennsylvania Certification Board’s Codes of Ethical Conduct for Certified Peer Specialists, Certified Recovery Specialists, and Certified Family Recovery Specialists. We use the Codes of Conduct as our backdrop to frame discussion surrounding ethics related issues like fraud, waste, abuse, confidentiality, service approach, non-discrimination, integrity, etc.

    Additionally, this training covers setting and maintaining healthy boundaries with co-workers and the individuals served through real-life scenarios of potential ethical violations. Through this discussion participants learn to articulate their own beliefs and thoughts concerning these scenarios while being guided by the facilitators. The scenarios are framed from a learning perspective rather than a right/wrong one, in turn creating the space for participants to gain an understanding of their own ethical principles and values.

    Note: This training is Pennsylvania Certification Board approved for CPSs, CRSs, and CFRSs

    Who: Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition

    What: Ethics for Certified Peer Based Professionals

    When: Wednesday, January 7, 2022, 9:00am to 4:30pm

    Where: Online Virtual Training - a link to join the meeting will be sent to you after you register

    CEUs: 6

    Price: $100 for Members; $125 for non-members

    This training is being conducted online through Zoom. The training link will be emailed two days prior to the training if you have registered and paid.

    You must have the ability to receive files through email and, at least, join the training with audio to participate.

    • Wed, January 12, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Online Virtual Training (Zoom)
    • 29
    Register

    The primary goal of this workshop is to aid Certified Peer Specialist and Certified Recovery Specialist Supervisors, and other clinical staff, in discovering ways to tailor their staff supervision in order bring out the best in their staff and create a cohesive team atmosphere. Through the use audio and visual technology, and existing sources on the topic, we will explore what works, and what doesn’t, when viewing supervision through a Peer Based lens. We will explore why proper supervision is a key component to successfully integrating peer based staff into organizations, while discussing strategies that supervisors can utilize within their organizations in making that integration a reality.

    This training is a supplement to, not a replacement for, the required, two-day supervision course offered through RI Consulting, the Institute for Recovery, or the Copeland Center. 

    Note: This training is Pennsylvania Certification Board approved for CPSs, CRSs, and CFRSs

    Who: Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition

    What: Advanced Supervisor Training: Tailoring Peer Support Supervision Strategies to your Staff's Needs

    When: Wednesday, January 12, 2022, 9:00am to 4:30pm

    Where: Online Virtual Training - a link to join the meeting will be sent to you after you register

    CEUs: 6

    Price: $100 for Members; $125 for non-members

    This training is being conducted online through Zoom. The training link will be emailed two days prior to the training if you have registered and paid.

    You must have the ability to receive files through email and, at least, join the training with audio to participate.

    • Wed, January 19, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Online
    • 30
    Register

    In partnership with Keystone Pride Recovery Initiative (KPRI) the PaPSC has developed a training for Certified Peer Specialists focussed on enhancing their skills in working with the LGBTQ+ community. This LGBTQ+ Training for CPSs will, among other topics, include information on definitions, history, the ‘coming out’ process, and unique challenges faced by LGBTQ+ individuals who have a mental health diagnosis.

    Who: Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition

    What: Providing Welcoming Peer Services to the LGBTQ+ Community Training

    When: Wednesday, January 19, 9am  – 4:30pm

    Where: Online

    CEUs: 6

    Contact: Becky Schultz at info@papsc.org

    Cost: $100 Members; $125 Non-Members


    • Wed, January 26, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Online - Zoom
    • 29
    Register

    This training will explore the relevant Federal and State regulations governing drug and alcohol confidentiality in Pennsylvania. 

    Participants will learn about 42 CFR Part 2, including when and what type of information can be released, the required elements of a valid consent, how a consent can be revoked, and PA specific laws governing confidentiality as they relate to Certified Recovery Specialist and Certified Family Recovery Specialists.  Participants will also engage in Case Studies to aid in increasing their practical application of the confidentiality laws.  At the end of this training participants will have an increased understanding of their duty to uphold confidentiality laws for the protection of the peer’s they work with, themselves as peer-based professionals, the agencies they work for, and the peer-based profession as a whole.

    Training Objectives

    • Learn about federal and state laws and regulation protecting privacy
    • Understand the rationale and importance of protecting our peers’ confidential information
    • Recognize which laws and regulations apply to your specific job
    • Define “confidentiality” as it applies to peer-based professionals
    • Explore the accountability of a CRS/CFRS as it applies to confidentiality through the exploration of case studies 

    Who: Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition

    What: Confidentiality Training

    When: Wednesday, January 26, 9:00am - 12:30pm

    Where: Online


    CEUs: 3


    Cost: $50 for members; $90 for non-members


    Contact: PaPSC at info@papsc.org

    • Wed, January 26, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Online Virtual Training (Zoom)
    • 29
    Register

    This training was created by an Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) workgroup and covers the minimum state requirements for documentation.

    Participants learn about the purposes of documentation, and examine and learn how to write a Strength Based Assessment, Individual Service Plan, and Progress Notes. There is also a section on Collaborative Documentation.

    Who: Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition

    Facilitator: David Measel

    What: Orientation to Medicaid Funded Peer Support Documentation

    When: Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 9:00am to 4:30pm

    Where: Online Virtual Training - a link to join the meeting will be sent to you after you register

    CEUs: 6

    Price: $100 Members; $125 Non-Members

    • Wed, February 02, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Online Virtual Training (Zoom)
    • 29
    Register

    In this training we introduce attendees to the Pennsylvania Certification Board’s Codes of Ethical Conduct for Certified Peer Specialists, Certified Recovery Specialists, and Certified Family Recovery Specialists. We use the Codes of Conduct as our backdrop to frame discussion surrounding ethics related issues like fraud, waste, abuse, confidentiality, service approach, non-discrimination, integrity, etc.

    Additionally, this training covers setting and maintaining healthy boundaries with co-workers and the individuals served through real-life scenarios of potential ethical violations. Through this discussion participants learn to articulate their own beliefs and thoughts concerning these scenarios while being guided by the facilitators. The scenarios are framed from a learning perspective rather than a right/wrong one, in turn creating the space for participants to gain an understanding of their own ethical principles and values.

    Note: This training is Pennsylvania Certification Board approved for CPSs, CRSs, and CFRSs

    Who: Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition

    What: Ethics for Certified Peer Based Professionals

    When: Wednesday, February 2, 2022, 9:00am to 4:30pm

    Where: Online Virtual Training - a link to join the meeting will be sent to you after you register

    CEUs: 6

    Price: $100 for Members; $125 for non-members

    This training is being conducted online through Zoom. The training link will be emailed two days prior to the training if you have registered and paid.

    You must have the ability to receive files through email and, at least, join the training with audio to participate.

    • Fri, February 04, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Online - Zoom
    • 30
    Register

    This training will explore the relevant Federal and State regulations governing drug and alcohol confidentiality in Pennsylvania. 

    Participants will learn about 42 CFR Part 2, including when and what type of information can be released, the required elements of a valid consent, how a consent can be revoked, and PA specific laws governing confidentiality as they relate to Certified Recovery Specialist and Certified Family Recovery Specialists.  Participants will also engage in Case Studies to aid in increasing their practical application of the confidentiality laws.  At the end of this training participants will have an increased understanding of their duty to uphold confidentiality laws for the protection of the peer’s they work with, themselves as peer-based professionals, the agencies they work for, and the peer-based profession as a whole.

    Training Objectives

    • Learn about federal and state laws and regulation protecting privacy
    • Understand the rationale and importance of protecting our peers’ confidential information
    • Recognize which laws and regulations apply to your specific job
    • Define “confidentiality” as it applies to peer-based professionals
    • Explore the accountability of a CRS/CFRS as it applies to confidentiality through the exploration of case studies 

    Who: Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition

    What: Confidentiality Training

    When: Friday, February 4, 9:00am - 12:30pm

    Where: Online


    CEUs: 3


    Cost: $50 for members; $90 for non-members


    Contact: PaPSC at info@papsc.org

    • Wed, February 16, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Online
    • 30
    Register

    In partnership with Keystone Pride Recovery Initiative (KPRI) the PaPSC has developed a training for Certified Peer Specialists focussed on enhancing their skills in working with the LGBTQ+ community. This LGBTQ+ Training for CPSs will, among other topics, include information on definitions, history, the ‘coming out’ process, and unique challenges faced by LGBTQ+ individuals who have a mental health diagnosis.

    Who: Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition

    What: Providing Welcoming Peer Services to the LGBTQ+ Community Training

    When: Wednesday, February 16, 9am  – 4:30pm

    Where: Online

    CEUs: 6

    Contact: Becky Schultz at info@papsc.org

    Cost: $100 Members; $125 Non-Members


    • Wed, February 23, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Online Virtual Training (Zoom)
    • 30
    Register

    This training was created by an Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) workgroup and covers the minimum state requirements for documentation.

    Participants learn about the purposes of documentation, and examine and learn how to write a Strength Based Assessment, Individual Service Plan, and Progress Notes. There is also a section on Collaborative Documentation.

    Who: Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition

    Facilitator: Keith Elders

    What: Orientation to Medicaid Funded Peer Support Documentation

    When: Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 9:00am to 4:30pm

    Where: Online Virtual Training - a link to join the meeting will be sent to you after you register

    CEUs: 6

    Price: $100 Members; $125 Non-Members

    • Wed, March 02, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Online Virtual Training (Zoom)
    • 30
    Register

    In this training we introduce attendees to the Pennsylvania Certification Board’s Codes of Ethical Conduct for Certified Peer Specialists, Certified Recovery Specialists, and Certified Family Recovery Specialists. We use the Codes of Conduct as our backdrop to frame discussion surrounding ethics related issues like fraud, waste, abuse, confidentiality, service approach, non-discrimination, integrity, etc.

    Additionally, this training covers setting and maintaining healthy boundaries with co-workers and the individuals served through real-life scenarios of potential ethical violations. Through this discussion participants learn to articulate their own beliefs and thoughts concerning these scenarios while being guided by the facilitators. The scenarios are framed from a learning perspective rather than a right/wrong one, in turn creating the space for participants to gain an understanding of their own ethical principles and values.

    Note: This training is Pennsylvania Certification Board approved for CPSs, CRSs, and CFRSs

    Who: Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition

    What: Ethics for Certified Peer Based Professionals

    When: Wednesday, March 2, 2022, 9:00am to 4:30pm

    Where: Online Virtual Training - a link to join the meeting will be sent to you after you register

    CEUs: 6

    Price: $100 for Members; $125 for non-members

    This training is being conducted online through Zoom. The training link will be emailed two days prior to the training if you have registered and paid.

    You must have the ability to receive files through email and, at least, join the training with audio to participate.

    • Fri, March 04, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Online Virtual Training (Zoom)
    • 30
    Register

    The primary goal of this workshop is to aid Certified Peer Specialist and Certified Recovery Specialist Supervisors, and other clinical staff, in discovering ways to tailor their staff supervision in order bring out the best in their staff and create a cohesive team atmosphere. Through the use audio and visual technology, and existing sources on the topic, we will explore what works, and what doesn’t, when viewing supervision through a Peer Based lens. We will explore why proper supervision is a key component to successfully integrating peer based staff into organizations, while discussing strategies that supervisors can utilize within their organizations in making that integration a reality.

    This training is a supplement to, not a replacement for, the required, two-day supervision course offered through RI Consulting, the Institute for Recovery, or the Copeland Center. 

    Note: This training is Pennsylvania Certification Board approved for CPSs, CRSs, and CFRSs

    Who: Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition

    What: Advanced Supervisor Training: Tailoring Peer Support Supervision Strategies to your Staff's Needs

    When: Friday, March 4, 2022, 9:00am to 4:30pm

    Where: Online Virtual Training - a link to join the meeting will be sent to you after you register

    CEUs: 6

    Price: $100 for Members; $125 for non-members

    This training is being conducted online through Zoom. The training link will be emailed two days prior to the training if you have registered and paid.

    You must have the ability to receive files through email and, at least, join the training with audio to participate.

    • Wed, March 16, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Online - Zoom
    • 30
    Register

    This training will explore the relevant Federal and State regulations governing drug and alcohol confidentiality in Pennsylvania. 

    Participants will learn about 42 CFR Part 2, including when and what type of information can be released, the required elements of a valid consent, how a consent can be revoked, and PA specific laws governing confidentiality as they relate to Certified Recovery Specialist and Certified Family Recovery Specialists.  Participants will also engage in Case Studies to aid in increasing their practical application of the confidentiality laws.  At the end of this training participants will have an increased understanding of their duty to uphold confidentiality laws for the protection of the peer’s they work with, themselves as peer-based professionals, the agencies they work for, and the peer-based profession as a whole.

    Training Objectives

    • Learn about federal and state laws and regulation protecting privacy
    • Understand the rationale and importance of protecting our peers’ confidential information
    • Recognize which laws and regulations apply to your specific job
    • Define “confidentiality” as it applies to peer-based professionals
    • Explore the accountability of a CRS/CFRS as it applies to confidentiality through the exploration of case studies 

    Who: Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition

    What: Confidentiality Training

    When: Wednesday, March 16, 9:00am - 12:30pm

    Where: Online


    CEUs: 3


    Cost: $50 for members; $90 for non-members


    Contact: PaPSC at info@papsc.org

    • Fri, March 25, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Online Virtual Training (Zoom)
    • 30
    Register

    This training was created by an Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) workgroup and covers the minimum state requirements for documentation.

    Participants learn about the purposes of documentation, and examine and learn how to write a Strength Based Assessment, Individual Service Plan, and Progress Notes. There is also a section on Collaborative Documentation.

    Who: Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition

    Facilitator: David Measel

    What: Orientation to Medicaid Funded Peer Support Documentation

    When: Friday, March 25, 2022, 9:00am to 4:30pm

    Where: Online Virtual Training - a link to join the meeting will be sent to you after you register

    CEUs: 6

    Price: $100 Members; $125 Non-Members

    • Wed, March 30, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Online
    • 30
    Register

    In partnership with Keystone Pride Recovery Initiative (KPRI) the PaPSC has developed a training for Certified Peer Specialists focussed on enhancing their skills in working with the LGBTQ+ community. This LGBTQ+ Training for CPSs will, among other topics, include information on definitions, history, the ‘coming out’ process, and unique challenges faced by LGBTQ+ individuals who have a mental health diagnosis.

    Who: Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition

    What: Providing Welcoming Peer Services to the LGBTQ+ Community Training

    When: Wednesday, March 30, 9am  – 4:30pm

    Where: Online

    CEUs: 6

    Contact: Becky Schultz at info@papsc.org

    Cost: $100 Members; $125 Non-Members


    • Thu, April 07, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Online Virtual Training (Zoom)
    • 29
    Register

    In this training we introduce attendees to the Pennsylvania Certification Board’s Codes of Ethical Conduct for Certified Peer Specialists, Certified Recovery Specialists, and Certified Family Recovery Specialists. We use the Codes of Conduct as our backdrop to frame discussion surrounding ethics related issues like fraud, waste, abuse, confidentiality, service approach, non-discrimination, integrity, etc.

    Additionally, this training covers setting and maintaining healthy boundaries with co-workers and the individuals served through real-life scenarios of potential ethical violations. Through this discussion participants learn to articulate their own beliefs and thoughts concerning these scenarios while being guided by the facilitators. The scenarios are framed from a learning perspective rather than a right/wrong one, in turn creating the space for participants to gain an understanding of their own ethical principles and values.

    Note: This training is Pennsylvania Certification Board approved for CPSs, CRSs, and CFRSs

    Who: Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition

    What: Ethics for Certified Peer Based Professionals

    When: Thursday, April 7, 2022, 9:00am to 4:30pm

    Where: Online Virtual Training - a link to join the meeting will be sent to you after you register

    CEUs: 6

    Price: $100 for Members; $125 for non-members

    This training is being conducted online through Zoom. The training link will be emailed two days prior to the training if you have registered and paid.

    You must have the ability to receive files through email and, at least, join the training with audio to participate.

    • Wed, April 20, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Online - Zoom
    • 30
    Register

    This training will explore the relevant Federal and State regulations governing drug and alcohol confidentiality in Pennsylvania. 

    Participants will learn about 42 CFR Part 2, including when and what type of information can be released, the required elements of a valid consent, how a consent can be revoked, and PA specific laws governing confidentiality as they relate to Certified Recovery Specialist and Certified Family Recovery Specialists.  Participants will also engage in Case Studies to aid in increasing their practical application of the confidentiality laws.  At the end of this training participants will have an increased understanding of their duty to uphold confidentiality laws for the protection of the peer’s they work with, themselves as peer-based professionals, the agencies they work for, and the peer-based profession as a whole.

    Training Objectives

    • Learn about federal and state laws and regulation protecting privacy
    • Understand the rationale and importance of protecting our peers’ confidential information
    • Recognize which laws and regulations apply to your specific job
    • Define “confidentiality” as it applies to peer-based professionals
    • Explore the accountability of a CRS/CFRS as it applies to confidentiality through the exploration of case studies 

    Who: Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition

    What: Confidentiality Training

    When: Wednesday, April 20, 9:00am - 12:30pm

    Where: Online


    CEUs: 3


    Cost: $50 for members; $90 for non-members


    Contact: PaPSC at info@papsc.org

    • Tue, April 26, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Online Virtual Training (Zoom)
    • 30
    Register

    This training was created by an Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) workgroup and covers the minimum state requirements for documentation.

    Participants learn about the purposes of documentation, and examine and learn how to write a Strength Based Assessment, Individual Service Plan, and Progress Notes. There is also a section on Collaborative Documentation.

    Who: Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition

    Facilitator: Keith Elders

    What: Orientation to Medicaid Funded Peer Support Documentation

    When: Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 9:00am to 4:30pm

    Where: Online Virtual Training - a link to join the meeting will be sent to you after you register

    CEUs: 6

    Price: $100; $125 Non-Members

    • Fri, April 29, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Online Virtual Training (Zoom)
    • 30
    Register