Trainings

Information about upcoming peer support specialist and family peer support specialist trainings, as well as continuing education opportunities for both professions. 

Grow Your Skills

Continue to develop your skills! Below are educational opportunities 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.

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

SUPERVISOR TRAININGS

Date

Location

Topic

Info/To Register

December 5, 2019

(Thursday)

Holiday Inn & Suites Des Moines-Northwest

4800 Merle Hay Rd.

Urbandale, IA  50322

OTHER TRAININGS

Date

Location

Topic

Info/To Register

August 27, 2019

(Tuesday)

Webinar

Door To Wellbeing Monthly Webinar  – Avoiding Compassion Fatigue and Burnout

September 10, 2019

October 8, 2019

November 12, 2019

December 3, 2019

Country Inn & Suites

17 Arena Way

Council Bluffs, IA  51501

ASK Resource Center RESPECT Training (Four-part workshop)

September 12, 2019

October 10, 2019

November 14, 2019

December 5, 2019

Fairfield Inn & Suites

2134 La Porte Rd.

Waterloo, IA  50702

ASK Resource Center RESPECT Training (Four- part workshop)

September 13, 2019

October 11, 2019

November 15, 2019

December 6, 2019

Country Inn & Suites

1315 Associates Drive

Dubuque, IA  52003

ASK Resource Center RESPECT Training (Four-part workshop)

September 19-20, 2019 (Thursday & Friday)

 

Courtyard by Marriott

2405 SE Creekview Dr.

Ankeny, IA  50021

IBC’s 4th Annual

C.A.R.E. Conference

September 24, 2019

(Tuesday)

 

Webinar

Door To Wellbeing Monthly Webinar 

ETHICS TRAININGS

The following trainings are 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.

       Part 1 Ethics for Peer and Family Peer Support Specialists: Introduction to the IBC Codes of Ethics for Peer Recovery Specialists and Family Peer Support Specialists
When: August 14, 2019 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) or                                                                                        January 15, 2020 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)                               
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. 

Register in advance for the August 14, 2019 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) webinar by clicking here

Register in advance for the January 15, 2020 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) webinar by clicking here

 

Part 2 Ethics for Peer and Family Peer Support Specialists: How to Handle Conflicts of Interest
When: September 18, 2019 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Central (US and Canada) or
                                                                                          February 21, 2020 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)                               
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. 
Register in advance for the September 18, 2019 
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) webinar by clicking here

Register in advance for the February 21, 2020 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) webinar by clicking here

 

Part 3 Ethics for Peer and Family Peer Support Specialists: Workplace Ethics
When: October 11, 2019 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) or
                                                                                          March 10, 2020 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)                               
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.                                                                                                                     

Register in advance for the October 11, 2019 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) webinar by clicking here

Register in advance for the March 10, 2020 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) webinar by clicking here

 

Part 4 Ethics for Peer and Family Peer Support Specialists: Skills to Support Informed Decision-Making 
When: November 5, 2019 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Central (US and Canada) or

May 15, 2020 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)                                                                                                                      

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 in advance for the November 5, 2019 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) webinar by clicking here

Register in advance for the May 15, 2020 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) webinar by clicking here

 

 

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.