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

Date

Location

Topic

Info/To Register

OTHER TRAININGS & EVENTS

Date

Location/
Sponsor

Topic

Info/To Register

Various

Iowa Board of Certification (IBC)

Continuing Education Courses

Various

National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health

Webinars and Events

Various

Copeland Center For Wellness and Recovery

Trainings and Resources

Recorded Sessions

Doors To Wellbeing

Learning Collaborative Webinar Series

Various

Peer Recovery Center of Excellence

Trainings and Upcoming Events

Various

National Association of Peer Supporters (N.A.P.S.)

Webinars and Trainings

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 – 9:00 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 

Every Thursday from July 1 – August 26, 2021

12 p.m. – 1 p.m. (CT)

Webinar – Iowa Family Leadership Training Institute (IFLTI)

Webinar Series – Empowering Family Leaders: Hope for the Future

July 27-28, 2021

Virtual

NAMI National Convention – Virtual NAMICon 2021 

July 28, 2021

1:00 p.m. (CT)

Zoom

Peer Recovery Center of Excellence Affinity Call for Supervisors – Recruiting and Retaining Peer Staff

August 9-11, 2021

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

August 18, 2021

1:00 p.m. (CT)

Zoom

Peer Recovery Center of Excellence Affinity Call – Building Professional Relationships in the Workplace

August 25, 2021

1:00 p.m. (CT)

Zoom

Peer Recovery Center of Excellence Affinity Call for Supervisors – Centering Peer Values in Program Development

August 27, 2021

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Zoom – Key Insights, LLC

Ethics, Boundaries, & Confidentiality – Practices for Clinicians and Peer Specialists

August 25, 26, & 27 2021

Virtual – Iowa Board of Certification (IBC)

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

August 31, 2021

1:00 p.m. (CT)

Zoom – Doors To Wellbeing

Doors to Wellbeing Webinar – Supported Employment and Supported Education: Peer Perspectives, Engagement, and Learning from the Field By: Mary Blake

September 15, 2021

1:00 p.m. (CT)

Zoom

Peer Recovery Center of Excellence Affinity Call – Navigating Recovery as a Peer Professional

September 21, 2021

4:00 – 7:15 p.m. (CT)

University of Dubuque Butler Hall

2255 Bennett Street

Dubuque, IA  52001

7th Annual Changing Minds – Free Community Mental Health Event

Sponsored by Lutheran Services in Iowa (LSI)

September 22, 2021

1:00 p.m. (CT)

Zoom

Peer Recovery Center of Excellence Affinity Call for Supervisors – Supervising Staff in Integrated Settings

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

September 28, 2021

1:00 p.m. (CT)

Zoom – Doors To Wellbeing

Doors to Wellbeing Monthly Webinar 

October 20, 2021

1:00 p.m. (CT)

Zoom

Peer Recovery Center of Excellence Affinity Call – Defining the Concept of “Moral Injury”

October 26, 2021

1:00 p.m. (CT)

Zoom – Doors To Wellbeing

Doors to Wellbeing Monthly Webinar 

October 27, 2021

1:00 p.m. (CT)

Zoom

Peer Recovery Center of Excellence Affinity Call for Supervisors – Reflective Supervision

November 17, 2021

1:00 p.m. (CT)

Zoom

Peer Recovery Center of Excellence Affinity Call – Centering Lived Experience in Advocacy Work

November 24, 2021

1:00 p.m. (CT)

Zoom

Peer Recovery Center of Excellence Affinity Call for Supervisors – Supervising Staff with Lived Experience

November 30, 2021

1:00 p.m. (CT)

Zoom – Doors To Wellbeing

Doors to Wellbeing Monthly Webinar 

December 15, 2021

1:00 p.m. (CT)

Zoom

Peer Recovery Center of Excellence Affinity Call – Trauma and Peer Support

December 22, 2021

1:00 p.m. (CT)

Zoom

Peer Recovery Center of Excellence Affinity Call for Supervisors – Supporting Staff in Professional Development

January 25, 2021

1:00 p.m. (CT)

Zoom – Doors To Wellbeing

Doors to Wellbeing Monthly Webinar 

ETHICS TRAININGS

Ethics, Boundaries & Confidentiality – Practices for Clinicians and Peer Specialists by Key Insights, LLC

Webinar date and time: Friday, August 27, 2021 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Click HERE for details and registration

Find information about this training on the Iowa Board of Certification website

 

The following trainings have been approved 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: TBD                                                                                                

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.      

 

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.