Continuing Education Resources

  • The Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers Association (PMHCA) is a statewide membership organization of people who have recovered or are recovering from mental illness. PMHCA promotes and supports recovery through education individual and systems advocacy to eliminate stigma and discrimination. PMHCA provides an annual conference. PMHCA employees are also available to give trainings throughout the state, including Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Facilitator Trainings, 2 and one half day WRAP Trainings, and Advance Directive Trainings. For more information concerning the projects and trainings offered by the Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers’ Association contact Pat Madigan, Director of Technical Assistance and Training 717-564-4930 x 113.
  • The Pennsylvania Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services (PAPSRS) is an organization dedicated to the promotion and improvement of the range of services and approaches that facilitate the recovery of persons with psychiatric disabilities. PAPSRS offers an annual conference which includes workshops on recovery-oriented services as well as a networking evening specifically for Certified Peer Specialists. Some Peer Specialists also choose to obtain certification in psychiatric rehabilitation (CPRP) to advance their careers. PAPSRS offers information and test preparation courses for taking the CPRP exam in Pennsylvania.
  • The International Association of Peer Specialists (iNAPS), an international organization founded by peer specialists, is dedicated to making peer support a reality for all mental health systems. iNAPS holds an annual conference focused on peer support.
  • Drexel University’s College of Medicine Behavioral Healthcare Education program provides trainings throughout Pennsylvania on mental health topics. To view the trainings they are currently offering, or to register for training, visit the online registration site.
  • Adult/Older Adult Suicide Prevention Coalition is a resource for Question-Persuade-Refer (QPR) Gatekeeper suicide prevention training in Pennsylvania.
  • The Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition offers a full range of trainings and webinars related to the older adult population. We list some, but not all of their trainings on our ‘Upcoming Continuing Education’ page so you are encouraged to explore their website for all of their resources.
  • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a federal agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities by promoting and sponsoring quality behavioral health services. SAMHSA’s ADS Center holds regular training teleconferences. These training teleconferences are free and open to anyone. To learn more about these trainings, listen to archived trainings, or to sign up to get notified of these trainings, visit the ADS Center Web site.
  • Network of Care is a national organization that has a wealth of information on many topics including mental and behavioral health.  They have an extensive library of eLearning opportunities.
  • The Copeland Center offers WRAP® (Wellness Recovery Action Plan™) trainings. WRAP® is a self-management and recovery system developed by a group of people who had mental health difficulties and who were struggling to incorporate wellness tools and strategies into their lives. The Copeland Center also offers free webinars (online trainings) on an ongoing basis about WRAP.
  • The Institute for Recovery and Community Integration in partnership with the Delaware County Office of Behavioral Health offers a number of training opportunities for residents of Delaware County. For more information on these trainings you can click here to go to the website that lists all of the upcoming trainings.


Visit the Continuing Education Trainings page on this Web site to locate continuing education training opportunities in Pennsylvania.