MPN offers a host of trainings on many subjects around recovery. We have developed these to meet the needs of Montana and have drawn on information from other successful programs.

General information and consumer training

  • Intro to Recovery-This introductory training is designed for those who want to know more about recovery, those who are new to recovery or want to learn more about the recovery movement.
  • Become Trauma Aware-Learn how to identify trauma, its effects, promote positive self-care strategies and gain an understanding of how peer support can be used.
  • Recovery Talks-A simple, straight forward program to assist those in recovery in telling their story publicly.
  • Wellness Recovery Action Planning™ or WRAP-An individualized, person-centered, self-directed, recovery tool that heightens personal awareness and encourages the development of healthy strategies for managing distressing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
  • Advanced Psychiatric Directives-Learn how to complete an Advanced Psychiatric Directive to endure you get the care you need.

Training to become a BHPSS or develop skills

  • Peer Support 101-A comprehensive 40 hour training program to provide you with basic education and instruction around the most important elements of peer support work. This training meets the requirements of the Montana Board of Behavioral Health for certification as a Behavioral Health Peer Support Specialist.
  • Trauma Informed Peer Support-Intended for peer support staff, those who receive peer support, anyone who works in a setting where peer support is provided and trauma survivors.
  • Navigating Complex Relationships in Peer Support-Learn more about how proper use of boundaries, both professional and personal, can protect and enhance Peer Support services.
  • Peer Support in the Criminal Justice System is a comprehensive 20-hour training program to equip peer supporters with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide peer support to individuals seeking recovery in the criminal justice system.

Training for supervisors, organizations, and employers

  • Clinical Supervision Training-This training offers the what and how of clinical supervision and encourages and empowers you to offer your best self in your role as clinical supervisor.
  • Provider/Employer Training-Intended for employers or providers of peer services, or those who intended to start up peer services in their organization.
  • Recovery Program Must-Haves explores best practices for recovery programs. This is a hands on training with in class exercises and discussion for recovery program staff to lay the ground work for success.

MPN trainings and presentations have been featured at:

SAMHSA Statewide Consumer Networking
Mental Health Policy SummitBRSS TACS webinar Series
Stone Child CollegeNorth Dakota Consumer Network
Peerpocolypse, Oregon
Helena CollegeBlackfoot CollegeLittle Big Horn College
Primary Care AssociationAlternatives Conference, TennesseeBillings Clinic
Crisis Intervention Team trainingNAMI Mental Health ConferenceIntegrated Behavioral Health Summit
Eastern Montana Mental Health
Board of Crime Control Annual
Reentry Task Force
Eastern Montana Community Mental
Western Montana Mental Health CenterCenter 4 Mental Health
Mental Health Oversight Advisory
Service Area Authorities
Western, Central, Eastern
Local Advisory Councils
Big Timber, Bozeman, Butte, Glasgow,
Great Falls, Helena, Livingston, Missoula,
Miles City, Townsend, Virginia City