Upcoming Continuing Education Trainings

PaPSC Trainings

LQBTQI+ Train the Trainer

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.

KPRI and the PaPSC would like to develop a statewide network of trainers for this new training. To this end we have scheduled a Train the Trainer for August 15 in State College.

Class size is limited to 12 and participants will be selected based on regional considerations and qualifications.

If you are interested, please download the application by clicking here and submit it by August 7.

Feel free to contact us at info@papsc.org if you have any questions.

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.

  • There are no CPSs in Crisis Services trainings scheduled at this time. Please check back often for updates.

Orientation to Medicaid Funded Peer Support Documentation

Several years ago an Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services workgroup convened and created a training based on 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.

  • There are no Documentation trainings scheduled at this time. Please check back often for updates.

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 CEU Training Days in different regions of the state. Each region has a planning committee that coordinates a half day 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

  • Check back for future dates

Southwest

2019 – 2020 Training Dates

  • Check back for future dates.

North Central

2019 – 2020 Training Dates

  • Check back for future dates

South Central

2019 – 2020 Training Dates

  • Check back for future dates

Northeast

2019 – 2020 Training Dates

  • Check back for future dates

Southeast

2019 – 2020 Training Dates

  • Check back for future 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. For more information on each of the below trainings, visit our Calendar of Events by clicking here.


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.