Trainings & Events

Information about upcoming Peer Support Specialist and Family Peer Support Specialist trainings, as well as conferences, events, and continuing education opportunities.





Grow Your Skills

Continue to develop your skills! Below are educational opportunities and events for FPSS, PSS, and Supervisors in Iowa. 

Take advantage of them to increase your marketability, improve your skills, and have a pulse on the mental health landscape in Iowa.

Some of these opportunities could qualify for CEUs. Please visit the Iowa Board of Certification website for more information.

SUPERVISOR TRAININGS

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Info/To Register

OTHER TRAININGS & EVENTS

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Topic

Info/To Register

Recorded Session 

NAMI Iowa – Virtual Panel Discussion

Mental Health in the Black Community

1st Thursday of each month – 9:00 a.m. 

Virtual – Eastern Iowa MHDS Region Adult and Family Peer Support Committee 

Eastern Iowa MHDS Region Adult and Family Peer Support Committee Meetings 

4th Thursday of each month – 9:30 a.m.  (subject to change)

Virtual (until further notice) – Eastern Iowa MHDS Region Adult and Family Peer Support Committee 

East Central MHDS Region Adult and Family Peer Support Committee Meetings 

May 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2021

Virtual Format – ASK Resource Center and Conference Partners

Together We Can Virtual Conference

Series – May 6, 13, 20, 27 & June 3, 10, 2021

(Two time options:  12:00 – 2:00 pm or     7:00 – 9:00 pm)

Virtual Format –        Iowa State University Extension & Outreach

Powerful Tools For Caregivers

May 14-18, 2021 – 

 

Virtual – National Hispanic and Latino – Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC)

Latinx Mental Health Summit

May 18, 2021 – 

1:00 p.m. (CT)

Webinar – Mental Health America (MHA)

Taking Time for Yourself: Writing and Peer Support

May 19, 2021 – 

1:00 p.m. (CT)

Webinar – Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC)

Wednesday Workshop – Overcoming Mental Health Stigma

May 20, 2021 – 

12:00 p.m. (CT)

Webinar – Mid-America Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC)

Family Peer Support: An Emerging Workforce Series – How Families Can Foster Independence: Housing

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Big Grove Brewery

1225 S. Gilbert St.

Iowa City, IA  52240

& Virtually

NAMIWalks Your Way

Contact Information: 

NAMI Johnson County

702 S. Gilbert St.

Suite 111

Iowa City, IA  52240

May 25, 2021 – 

1:00 p.m. (CT)

Webinar – Doors To Wellbeing

Communication: Healthy Boundaries for Peer Specialists

June 9, 2021

Webinar – Mid-America Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC)

Wellness Wednesdays – Bringing It All Together: A Wellness Plan For The Future

June 10-12, 2021

Hybrid of In-Person & Virtual – Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) Annual Conference

June 16, 2021 – 

1:00 p.m. (CT)

Webinar – Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC)

Wednesday Workshop – Interactional and Dynamic Relationships

July 8, July 10, July 15, & July 17, 2021

Virtual – Sponsored by the National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery

Alternatives 2021

July 21, 2021 – 

1:00 p.m. (CT)

Webinar – Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC)

Experiential Way to Build Up your Mental Health and Resilience

August 9-11, 2021

Holiday Inn Airport Conference Center    6111 Fleur Drive          Des Moines, IA  50321 

August 25, 26, & 27 2021

Virtual – Iowa Board of Certification (IBC)

6th Annual C.A.R.E. Conference

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Terra Park – Johnston

& Virtually

NAMIWalks Your Way 

Contact Information:

NAMI Iowa

3839 Merle Hay Rd.

Suite 229

Des Moines, IA  50310

ETHICS TRAININGS

The following trainings are pending approval by the Iowa Board of Certification (IBC) for 90 minutes of ethics training which can be applied toward the initial application for PRS certification or for Continuing Education Units for both PRS and FPSS.

       Introduction to the IBC Codes of Ethics for Peer Recovery Specialists and Family Peer Support Specialists

     Next webinar date and time: TBD

     This 90-minute live interactive webinar will provide a detailed overview of the applicable Codes of Ethics for certified Peer Recovery Specialists (PRS) and Family Peer Support Specialists (FPSS) in Iowa. This webinar is approved by the Iowa Board of Certification for 90 minutes of ethics training which can be applied toward the initial application for PRS certification or for Continuing Education Units for both PRS and FPSS. 


Ethics for Peer and Family Peer Support Specialists: How to Handle Conflicts of Interest

Next webinar date and time: TBD

This 90-minute live interactive webinar will engage participants in peer support scenarios that present conflicts of interest. Participants will learn three different ways to handle conflicts of interest and the importance of seeking supervisory consultation. This webinar is approved by the Iowa Board of Certification for 90 minutes of ethics training which can be applied toward the initial application for PRS certification or for Continuing Education Units for both PRS and FPSS. 


Workplace Ethics For Peer Support and Family Peer Support Specialists

Next webinar date and time: TBD

This 90-minute live interactive webinar focuses on potential ethical dilemmas in the workplace – boundaries with colleagues, conflicts within the team or with other professionals, and the importance of modeling person-first language in all communications. This webinar is approved by the Iowa Board of Certification for 90 minutes of ethics training which can be applied toward the initial application for PRS certification or for Continuing Education Units for both PRS and FPSS.       

                                                                        

Ethics for Peer and Family Peer Support Specialists: Skills to Support Informed Decision-Making 

Webinar date and time: Monday, May 24, 2021 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.                                                                                                

This 90-minute live interactive webinar introduces tools and strategies that Peer and Family Peer Support Specialists can use to support peers to exercise their right to self-directed care. This webinar is approved by the Iowa Board of Certification for 90 minutes of ethics training which can be applied toward the initial application for PRS certification or for Continuing Education Units for both PRS and FPSS.      

Register HERE for Monday, May 24, 2021 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

 

The Iowa Board of Certification features an ongoing calendar of IBC-Approved Continuing Education Courses on its website. Some of these courses may be approved for ethics CEU credit for Peer Support Specialists (PSS) or Family Peer Support Specialists (FPSS). Please confirm with the IBC, prior to enrolling in a class, to be certain it meets the ethics requirements necessary for PSS/FPSS certification or recertification. Fees may apply. Please contact the Iowa Board of Certification for more information.