Peer Support 101 Training
Behavioral Health Peer Support Specialist training
Montana’s Peer Network has developed a comprehensive 40 hour training program to provide you with basic education and instruction around the most important elements of peer support work. This empowering and highly interactive training include topics such as: whole health recovery, one on one work, support group facilitation, ethics and standards, confidentiality, change model, recovery concepts and much, much more. During this training there will be role play, group discussion, homework and yes a test. This training is designed to allow the participant to develop core competencies of peer support. Gain better understanding of their own recovery story, build upon strengths, network with other peer supporters and understand the important role peer support can play in the recovery process. Upon successful completion of this training participants will receive a certificate of completion from Montana’s Peer Network. This course meets the National Practice Standards for Peer Supporters and the guideline set up by the Montana Peer Support Task Force and the guidelines for Behavioral Health Peer Support Specialist Certification .
The fee for this training is $500. We also offer group discounts. If you are interested in applying for this training please complete the application below. If you have any questions please contact us at 406-551-1058.
There is currently no fee for Peer Support 101 training thanks to a Statewide Consumer Networking grant from SAMHSA. (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration) Grant # 1H79SM062965-01
Prerequisite training’s for Peer Support 101 –
- Applicant for BHPSS certification
- Wellness Recovery Action Planning workshop
- Intro to Recovery
- NAMI’s Peer to Peer
- Mental Health First Aid
- any behavioral health license
- others may be accepted; please note on application
If you have trouble opening this application email email@example.com and he will send you a WORD version.
After your application is received you will receive notice of approval along with instructions regarding your training. This includes pre-reading, homework and preparation materials to be completed before training.
Payments can be made one of two ways. You can pay by check by made out to Montana’s Peer Network. Or you can pay by credit card from our home page. On the bottom right corner click the Donate button and you can enter you credit card information through secure Pay Pal.
Billings – February 13-16, 2017 Radisson Hotel & Convention Center
Missoula – March 20-23, 2017 Ruby’s Inn and Convention Center – This training is now full. When you apply your name will be added to a waiting list.
Livingston – August 10-11 Aug 14-15 2017 –
March 28- 31 2016 – Missoula -Winds of Change MHC
April 11-14 2016 Butte WMMHC
August 15-18, 2016 Sunburst Mental Health Center Kalispell, 2282 US Highway 93 S, 406-756-8721
Livingston – October 17- 20th 2016
April 7-10, 2015 – Helena
May 19-22, 2015 – Butte (2 slots remain) rescheduled
June 2-5, 2015
Peer Support 101 Table of Contents
Chapter 1 – Recovery
Introduction, Orientation and Expectations, Foundation, History and Types of Peer Support, Recovery, Concepts, Dimensions and Guiding Principles
Chapter 2 Professionalism
Peer Support, Role and Scope, Recovery Team, Recovery Talks, Mentoring, Self Care, Healthy Minds Healthy Bodies, Clinical Supervision, Benefits Planning, Continuing Education
Chapter 3 –Peer Supporter Skills
Communication Skills, Trauma Informed Care, Cultural Understanding and Bias, Providing Support, Stages of Change, Suicide Prevention, Recovery and Wellness Planning, Advocacy, Recovery Stories, Boundaries and Ethics, Confidentiality and HIPPA, Documentation
Chapter 4 – Resources
Montana State System, Resources state and national, Sample Worksheets, Homework assignments, Training Evaluation, Test