News Dates Set for Winter 2020 Massachusetts Certified Peer Specialist Training

  • Massachusetts Department of Mental Health
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Interviews are now open for the Winter 2020 Massachusetts Certified Peer Specialist Training!

This is a rigorous training for people preparing for a Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) role in the community or service system. CPS is not an entry-level position and the training is designed for people who have some knowledge and experience with peer support. A CPS has been trained to share their experiences of healing with trauma, a mental health diagnosis, services, and support and to carry the message that “Healing is a Self-Determined Process.” In sharing our wisdom, strength, and hope with others (including people using services, mental health professionals and policy makers) CPSs can significantly impact peoples’ beliefs about their own capacity to heal and the capacity of others to heal with the experiences they’ve lived through. The CPS program includes classes that covers 24+ modules, small group activities and homework. The course supports students to inspire hope in people they support and work with. After completing the class, students are eligible to take a written examination in order to become certified.

To learn more and to check eligibility requirements, please visit the Kiva Centers website

Training Dates: Monday Nov. 30, 2020 through Friday Dec. 18, 2020 9am-4pm - Online 

A phone interview is required!  The deadline to schedule a phone interview is: October 12, 2020 at 5pm

To schedule and interview, please contact Kiva Centers:

Massachusetts Department of Mental Health 

The Department of Mental Health, as the State Mental Health Authority, assures and provides access to services and supports to meet the mental health needs of individuals of all ages; enabling them to live, work and participate in their communities.

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