• 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 and 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, 2.5 day WRAP Trainings, and Advance Directive Trainings. For more information concerning the projects and trainings offered by the Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers’ Association contact them at pmhca@pmhca.org or 717-564-4930.

  • The Pennsylvania Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services (PAPRS) 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. PAPRS offers an annual conference which includes workshops on recovery-oriented services. Some Peer Specialists also choose to obtain certification in psychiatric rehabilitation (CPRP) to advance their careers. PAPRS offers information and test preparation courses for taking the CPRP exam in Pennsylvania.

  • The National Association of Peer Supporters (NAPS), an national organization founded by peer specialists, is dedicated to making peer support a reality for all mental health systems. NAPS holds an annual conference focused on peer support.

  • Prevent Suicide PA is a resource for Question-Persuade-Refer (QPR) Gatekeeper suicide prevention training in Pennsylvania as well as other information on suicide assessment and prevention. You can also access the Prevent Suicide PA Learning Center by clicking here.

  • 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.

  • 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 for Wellness and Recovery 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 is also a vendor of the two-week CPS certification training, they offer free webinars (online trainings) about WRAP, and many other learning opportunities.

  • Doors to Wellbeing is a program of the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery. They run a monthly webinar series focussing on topics for Certified Peer Specialists. You can register for upcoming webinars as well as view past webinars on their website.

  • The Institute for Recovery 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 see continuing education training opportunities being offered by the PaPSC.