Upcoming Continuing Education Trainings

PaPSC Trainings

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

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.

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Ethics for CPSs Training

A new Ethics training designed specifically to satisfy the Pennsylvania Certification Board’s new requirements is currently being piloted with the goal to roll out across Pennsylvania. The first pilot is being held as a part of the Southcentral Regional Continuing Education Day. See below for details.

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

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Southwest

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North Central

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South Central

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Southeast

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Other Continuing Education Opportunities

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

What: Supporting Youth and Young Adults (CE 104)
Who: The Institute for Recovery
Description: Young people who are leaving the children’s mental health or other child-serving systems are frequently under supported as they navigate a new world of service delivery. Providing peer supports for this population requires a generational lens as well as an understanding of the intersections that define systems of care.
This course is designed to help you provide youth-centric peer support that keeps the young person at the center of their transitional pathway as envisioned by the young person themselves.
This course is informed by the Core Statements of the Child and Adolescent Service System Program (CASSP) and trauma theory and includes consideration of developmental stages, brain development, strategies for increasing young people’s participation in decision-making and advocacy, and understanding of change and transition.
This course is open to current Certified Peer Specialists, from across the Commonwealth, as a continuing education opportunity.

When: November 27th and 28th 2018, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Where: Mental Health Association of Franklin & Fulton Counties 478 Grant Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201
Phone:
 267-507-3888
Email: 
recovery@mhphope.org

Application Deadline: November 13th, 2018
Cost: $80.00
  • 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

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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.