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Peer Support Specialist Training

May 2-6, 2022 from 9am-4:30 pm daily
This class will be held in-person in Fargo.

We are so excited that you are interested in using your lived experience to help others! We will be utilizing an application process to offer priority to those who have a secured job offer that is dependent upon Peer Support training. Please note, the application does NOT register you for the training. You will be notified by email 4-6 weeks before the training regarding your application status. Once you are approved, you will receive a link to complete registration for the training. For those traveling from over 60 miles to the training, we will be offering hotel accommodations and travel reimbursement dependent on successful completion of the training.

Who should attend?

  • Individuals who will be supervising, or working alongside Peer Support Specialists on a care team
  • Anybody who publicly identifies as an individual in recovery from a mental health disorder, substance use disorder, brain injury, or supportive of other realms of recovery
  • A family member of an individual living with a mental health disorder, substance use disorder, brain injury, or supportive of other realms of recovery

Class Full - Application Closed


Peer Support Specialist Training

August 22-26, 2022 from 9am-4:30 pm daily
This class will be held in-person in Bismarck.

We are so excited that you are interested in using your lived experience to help others!

We will be utilizing an application process to offer priority to those who have a secured job offer that is dependent upon Peer Support training. Please note, the application below does NOT register you for the training. You will be notified by email 4-6 weeks before the training regarding your application status. Once you are approved, you will receive a link to complete registration for the training. For those traveling from over 60 miles to the training, we will be offering hotel accommodations and travel reimbursement dependent on successful completion of the training.

Who should attend?

  • Individuals who will be supervising, or working alongside Peer Support Specialists on a care team
  • Anybody who publicly identifies as an individual in recovery from a mental health disorder, substance use disorder, brain injury, or supportive of other realms of recovery
  • A family member of an individual living with a mental health disorder, substance use disorder, brain injury, or supportive of other realms of recovery

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Application deadline is August 1, 2022.

 


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Recorded Trainings

Peer Support Refresher

Peer Support skills training is continually advancing and evolving, and strengthening our specialized peer skills is important. This training will provide the opportunity to review our core peer skills and introduce updated enhanced skills. 4 CEUs with be offered that fulfill re-certification qualifications for Certified North Dakota Peer Support Specialists I and II.

At the end of this webinar training, a link will be provided to a Microsoft forms survey. Upon completion of the survey, you will be emailed a certificate of attendance.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Examining Our Unique Skills
  • Five Stages in the Recovery Process
  • Effective Listening
  • Peer Specialist Skill Evaluation
  • Self-Care

Who should watch?

  • Individuals recently hired by organizations to offer Peer Support Services who have not yet attended Peer Support training
  • Individuals interested in attending Peer Support training
  • Individuals who have previously attended Peer Support training
  • Certified Peer Support specialists
  • Supervisors of Peer Support Specialists
  • Individuals interested in the role of a Peer Support Specialist in the workplace

Peer Support Refresher


Peer Support Ethics and Values in the Workplace

In this pre-recorded training, we discussed practical applications of ethics and boundaries to everyday peer-to-peer interactions. It will assist in enhancing critical thinking skills in ethical situations, clarify our own values as persons providing services, and foster learning opportunities while working within community agencies.

This training offers 4 CEUs that will fulfill re-certification qualifications for Certified North Dakota Peer Support Specialists I and II pertaining to Peer Support Ethics. 4 CEU’s are also available to Licensed Addiction Counselors and Social Workers.

 At the end of this webinar training, a link will be provided to a Microsoft forms survey. Upon completion of this survey, you will be emailed a certificate of attendance.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Understand how ethics and boundaries lead to the delivery of quality services.
  • Strengthen knowledge of ethics and how they apply to the individuals served by your agency.
  • Learn how core recovery values are used as guiding principles and practices.

Who should watch?

  • Individuals interested in attending Peer Support training
  • Individuals who have previously attended Peer Support training
  • Certified Peer Support specialists
  • Supervisors of Peer Support Specialists
  • Anybody interested in the role of a Peer Support Specialist in the workplace.

Peer Support Ethics and Values in the Workplace


Integration and Supervision of Peer Support services in the workplace

This training will deliver wonderful information regarding the value Peer Support Specialists bring to a care team, integration and utilization of Peer Supports, and the meaningful dynamics of supervision.

This training offers 4 CEUs that will fulfill re-certification qualifications for Certified North Dakota Peer Support Specialists II pertaining to Supervision of Peer Support Specialists. 4 CEU's are also available for Social workers, and Licensed Addiction Counselors.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Explore the principles and practices of Peer Support services
  • Discuss the gifts and value a Peer Specialist brings to an agency
  • Discuss the utilization and integration of Peer Specialists as part of the agency/care team
  • Examine the essential role and functions of a Peer Support Supervisor
  • Share interview and hiring practices
  • Supervision VS Management
  • Agency readiness for Peer Support services
  • Why has clinical supervision of peer specialists become a difficult supervisory relationship?

Who should watch?

  • Peer Support Specialist Supervisors
  • Agencies considering hiring/contracting Peer Support services
  • Agencies who currently utilize Peer Support services
  • Individuals interested in the dynamics of Peer Support Specialists in the workforce
  • Certified Peer Support specialists
  • Peer Support Specialists

At the end of this webinar training, a link will be provided to a Microsoft forms survey. Upon completion of this survey, you will be emailed a certificate of attendance.

If you have any questions please email peersupport@nd.gov

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Division Approved Peer Support trainings

The North Dakota Behavioral Health Division welcomes other Peer Support trainings that could potentially qualify you for certification.

If you are curious about a certain curriculum not offered by North Dakota, please email peersupport@nd.gov

 

Current Division Approved Peer Support trainings and credentialing: