Peer Coaching Series

Are you interested in helping others but are not ready to become a Certified Behavioral Health Peer Support Specialist?

Are you unsure if peer support is a good fit for you?

MPN’s Peer Coaching Series may be the right place for you to start!

The Montana Peer Network has specifically created the Peer Coach Basic Training Education course for you to learn techniques to effectively support and serve those in need. This training series is designed to introduce peer coaching and providing guidance as you move forward supporting others. You will learn about the foundation of peer coaching, how to provide effective self-directed support for others, and information on possible career-advancement as you gain time in your own recovery. These courses are designed for those who wish to increase their support skills but do not intend to become Certified Behavioral Health Peer Support Specialists.

This training is divided into 4 areas which may be presented in one day or over several days.

Visit our Events page for schedule of training.

For more information about the Peer Coaching Series or to register for one of the scheduled trainings, please contact Bill.


What is Peer Coaching?

This chapter provides the basics of Peer Coaching including the 10 Guiding Principles of Recovery, making a connection through shared experiences, providing support, resources and effectively responding to those in need.

Trauma Informed Peer Coaching

This chapter provides a snapshot of trauma, the impact of trauma on individuals, its long-term effects and strategies that can be deployed by peer coaches. The 4 R’s of trauma awareness, realize, recognize, respond and avoid re-traumatization.

Healthy Boundaries

This chapter describes the importance of healthy boundaries, proper self-care techniques when supporting others and tips on avoiding the cumulative impact of supporting others that can even derail the strongest peer coaches.

Debriefing and Self-care

Afterwards it is important to unpack the coaching experience to stay balance and be ready for the next mission. Includes the development of a self-care plan.

Training Schedule