Peer Support 102 contains 9 standalone training modules that are offered throughout the year online for a total of 30 CEUs for CBHPSS. Courses may be offered virtually or in person. Space is limited in each class, registration is required.

 Advance Psychiatric Directives (PAL Project Training)
APD’s are an effective recovery tool for those with mental health challenges. Training provides detailed instruction for developing and registering an APD.
1.5 CEU

Transcending Suicide-Tools for Overcoming Distress

Come join us in person as we take a dive into:

  • Intervention, Prevention, and Transcendence
  • Social & Cultural Influence—Attitude & Mindset
  • An Emotional Intelligence Intervention Approach
  • Education and Resources—Learn the signs and steps
  • Real-Play Practice and Demo—Demonstration: Intervention Approach
  • Debrief—to share feedback and to work through and release strong emotions


Cultural Mindfulness: Building Bridges

An outlook through a unique lens where people and populations are individualized. Humanizing each experience we have, can allow safe spaces to be developed. in giving individuals the much-needed support, connection, and room to heal and grow.
As you go through this training be expected to normalize the new status quo and develop abilities to be a positive support system through individualized humanizing and allowing transparency to occur. We will walk you through a cultural humility outlook, that’s much needed in all areas of work, life, and wellness. Specifically on the dynamics of Montana, within our Indigenous & Veteran Culture. Coming from life experience and lineage into a Universal shared space, for you to grow and learn.

Peer Support Program Essentials
(formerly Recovery program Must-Haves)
What is recovery? How does your program embrace these principles? How will you demonstrate the effectiveness of the recovery program? These are just a few of the questions we will be discussing and hopefully, answering in this training. Come prepared to work, this is not a passive training and requires attendee participation. This training can be provided virtually or in person.
Trauma Informed Peer Support
MPN has been trained by the National Trauma Informed Center in Washington DC as facilitators of Trauma Informed Peer Support. This is an 6 hour interactive training that provides an introduction to and over of the key concepts in SAMHSA’s technical assistance document, Engaging Women in Trauma Informed Peer Support: A GuidebookAlthough the guidebook was developed to support women, the training itself has been adapted for all trauma survivors.

Peer Leadership(PAL Project Training)
Course is design for the development and enhancement of individual and network peer leadership and advocacy skills. How do we get a seat at the table, have our voice be heard and create real change.
1.5 CEU

BHPSS Ethics

During class we will discuss and learn about ethics, the cBHPSS code of ethics, boundaries, and ethical dilemmas facing peer support specialists.  We will role play actual scenarios, take a quiz and hopefully have some fun discussing and learning about a rather complex subject.


Professional Development
Professional development is an integrative module that combines continuing education (a requirement for ongoing CBHPSS certification & licensure), mentoring support, and self-care.  Individually, each promotes personal and professional awareness and helps ensure that a CBHPSS maintains current practices and skills essential to supporting others in recovery.  Collectively, these aspects merge to promote professionalism and the integrity of the CBHPSS workforce.  This PS102 module is designed to facilitate awareness of why continuing education is important and highlight the inevitably positive, intersectional influence of workforce mentoring and self-care throughout all dimensions of a peer specialist’s personal and professional experience, support professional development, and enhance the support we provide.
Cultivating Workforce Integrity
Cultivating and maintaining personal and professional integrity is imperative to the success and sustainability of the peer workforce. This PS102 segment returns CBHPSS to the foundations of peer-to-peer work by combining a review of the Model for Peer Support, tips and tricks to providing effective and HIPAA-compliant virtual support services, and best practices for clinical supervision. Additionally, the Workforce Integrity module highlights the importance of cultivating and enforcing healthy boundaries and promotes adherence to ethical standards that model personal recovery and establish the credibility required to develop professional sustainability and maintain the integrity of the CBHPSS workforce.