Upcoming Continuing Education Trainings

PaPSC Trainings

Providing Welcoming Peer Services to the LGBTQ+ Community

In partnership with Keystone Pride Recovery Initiative (KPRI) the PaPSC has developed a training for Certified Peer Specialists focussed on enhancing their skills in working with the LGBTQ+ community. The new LGBTQ+ Training for CPSs will, among other topics, include information on definitions, history, the ‘coming out’ process, and unique challenges faced by LGBTQ+ individuals who have a mental health diagnosis.


Certified Peer Specialists in Crisis Services

Like the other skill enhancement trainings in Pennsylvania (forensics, veterans, older adults) this training is designed to give the participants extra skills to specialize in a particular service area.

This training is specifically designed to prepare CPSs to work in crisis services (telephone, mobile, walk-in, and residential). Topics covered include the Mental Health Procedures Act, roles and responsibilities of a CPS in crisis services, de-escalation, and suicide assessment and prevention.

If you are interested in brining this training to your area or if you represent an organization interested in sponsoring a training please contact us at: info@papsc.org.


Orientation to Medicaid Funded Peer Support Documentation

This training was created by an Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) workgroup and covers the minimum state requirements for documentation.

Participants learn about the purposes of documentation, and examine and learn how to write a Strength Based Assessment, Individual Service Plan, and Progress Notes. There is also a section on Collaborative Documentation.

If you are interested in brining this training to your area or if you represent an organization interested in sponsoring a training please contact us at: info@papsc.org.


Ethics for CPSs Training

A new Ethics training designed specifically to satisfy the Pennsylvania Certification Board’s new requirements has been piloted as a part of the Southcentral Regional Continuing Education Day. The hope of the PaPSC is to roll out a series of this training across Pennsylvania in the 2019/2020 fiscal year. Please check back for updates on this initiative.

If you are interested in brining this training to your area or if you represent an organization interested in sponsoring a training please contact us at: info@papsc.org.


Regional Continuing Education Days

continuing education trainingThe PaPSC sponsors half-day CEU Training Days in different regions of the state that are full of information, training, and networking.

Click on the date of the training you would like to attend for more information and to register. You will know that registration is open once the date is in bold.

There is a $20 fee for these trainings for non-members. Individuals who have a yearly membership or are part of a Corporate Membership will be able to attend for free. You will have the option of becoming a paid member of the PaPSC on the day of the event to avoid having to pay the non-member fee for the training day.

Northwest

2019 – 2020 Training Dates

Southwest

2019 – 2020 Training Dates

  • March 25, 2020
  • June 24, 2020

North Central

2019 – 2020 Training Dates

South Central

2019 – 2020 Training Dates

  • February 14. 2020   (Providing Welcoming Peer Services to the LGBTQ+ Community)
  • May 8, 2020
  • August 14, 2020
  • November 13, 2020

Northeast

2019 – 2020 Training Dates

Southeast

2019 – 2020 Training Dates


Other Continuing Education Opportunities

Check back often for training opportunities as we update the page as soon as we are notified of new trainings.

  • 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 training
  • Advanced Peer Training (Online): February 19 – 21, 10:30am – 6:30pm Click Here for Registration Form

Get notified!

As a benefit of membership of the Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition, you will be notified of these and other upcoming trainings and job opportunities. Join today.


Training Providers

If you are providing trainings or continuing education opportunities of benefit to peer specialists in Pennsylvania and would like to have them posted on this site, email us.

If you are interested in presenting a workshop at one of our Continuing Education Days please contact us.