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IMPORTANT:  Payment is due by the indicated due date on your invoice or registration will be canceled.

Upon completion class, students will be able to:

  • Define the roles and responsibilities of a Peer Support Specialist
  • Describe how to work with a team
  • Describe how to resolve conflict and adhere to ethics and agency standards
  • Have resources to monitor and protect their recovery through the importance of self-care.

Course Summary:

Based on the 50 competencies required of approved Peer Support Specialist curriculum, all competencies will be taught and discussed in class through the use of lecture based on the text consisting of 15 chapters including an Introduction, Self-Care and Commitment to Personal Recovery, What is a Peer Support Specialist, What is Recovery, Substance use and Co-occurring Disorders, Understanding Mental Illness, Trauma-Informed Practice, Cultural Competency and Diversity, Stigma, Relationship Building: Values and Beliefs, Communication, Problem Solving, Facilitating and Instructing Groups, Conflicts in the Workplace, In Support of Military Service Members and their Families.

Embedded throughout the training to enhance the learning environment and the students’ confidence through the practical application of roles are activities that include sharing of experiences, video vignettes, role plays, paired and group activities, Pause and Practice, and review questions at the end of each chapter.

A final exam is administered for which the students are adequately prepared to succeed.      

The course is 100% online and delivered via the Zoom Platform.  The course will meet for 30 hours online via Zoom and be required to submit 10 hours of homework to the Instructor for Completion. 

Meeting Dates Online Are:

Evening Session, Cohort 10

4/21, Wednesday - from 4:00 to 8:30 pm 

4/22, Thursday - from 4:00 to 8:30 pm 

4/23, Friday - from 4:00 to 8:30 pm 

4/24, Saturday - from 8:30 to 1:00 pm

4/26, Monday - from 4:00 to 8:30 pm 

4/28, Wednesday - from 4:00 to 8:30 pm 

4/29, Thursday - from 4:00 to 8:30 pm 

4/30, Friday - from 4:00 to 6:00 pm 


Training Dates (enter the start and end dates and times for your training event): 
04/21/2021 - 4:00pm to 05/01/2021 - 11:00am
Contact Person: 
Jamie Edwards, MA, M.Ed, LCAS/A, CPS, BCC
Trainer's Name: 
Mrs. Terri Spears, M.Ed, LCAS, CPSS
Maximum Number of Participants: 
Minimum Number of Participants: 

EVENING CLASS!!!! Online via Zoom. Email Jamie Edwards at for the registration link.

IMPORTANT:  Payment is due by the indicated due date or registration will be canceled.

New Class Posting due to Demand!