Certified Peer Specialist
upcoming Continuing education opportunities
Doors to Wellbeing Peer Specialist Monthly Webinar Series an ongoing series provided by The Copeland Center Click to Register
Preparing for Coronavirus and Influenza is a series provided by Relias Learning Click to Register
Improving Cultural Competency for Behavioral Health Professionals is a 5-hour training provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Click to Register
Add DBT Skills to Your Wellness Toolbox (2 hours)
A big part of recovery is using positive skills to create a life worth living instead of self-destructive old habits. When CPS Corey Jones learned skills from a practice called Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, she felt empowered because now she knew things she could do herself to have more even moods, better relationships with others, and achieve her goals. Now she shares these skills with her peers in Dekalb County Accountability Courts and through her blog, Hope Is Real! Take this training to learn simple skills you can use yourself and can share with your peers to learn how to think in the gray and to feel more in control of your life.
The History of The Peer Movement Peer Support as we know it today has its roots in a rich history of social justice activism. This webinar will look at the Consumer/Survivor/Ex-patient movement, some of the pioneers of the movement, and how their work informs Peer Support as we know it today. This continuing education opportunity will be facilitated by Roslind Hayes, CPS-MH, CARES on November 16 from 2pm-4pm. Click here to Register
*If you received CEUs for this webinar in August, you will not be eligible to receive additional CEUs if you attend again.*
Advocacy Training (1.5 hours)
Ethics with Ike Powell (2 hours)
IMPORTANT FOR ALL CERTIFIED PEER SPECIALISTS
Georgia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, the agency that provides funding for the Certified Peer Specialist Project, is creating a database of all Certified Peer Specialists across the state, and they have asked us to provide them with updated information for all Certified Peer Specialists, including date of birth. Depending on when you completed your training and certification, the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network may not have your date of birth and current contact information (including mailing address and working phone number) on file.
It is very important that we be able to provide DBHDD this information as soon as possible. Please click here to update your CPS information, including your date of birth, at your earliest convenience.