Training

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

April 30, 2020 (Thursday)

EVENT CANCELLED

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

909 Robert D. Ray Drive

Des Moines, IA  50309

Maximizing the Benefits of Peer & Family Peer Support Specialists in Your Organization – A Training For Supervisors

Available now through December 2020 

SMI Adviser Webinar

Peer Support Supervision: A Mix of Traditional and Unique Supervisory Models

OTHER TRAININGS & EVENTS

Date

Location

Topic

Info/To Register

April 15, 2020   (Wednesday)           10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m.

Zoom

Peer Support For Peer Support Specialists!

Friday, April 17, 2020 (Friday)

EVENT POSTPONED

Ramada Inn Tropics Resort & Conference Center                        5000 Merle Hay Road    Des Moines, IA  50322

Peer & Family Peer Support Specialist Conference – Advancing & Connecting Iowa’s Peer and Family Peer Support Workforce

April 28, 2020    (Tuesday)

Webinar

Doors To Wellbeing – A Path to Crisis Recovery & Resilience – Helping Rural Communities

May 26, 2020    (Tuesday)

Webinar

Doors To Wellbeing – Monthly Webinar Series

June 8, 2020     (Monday)

EVENT ON HOLD

The Kirkwood Regional Center at U of I                  2301 Oakdale Blvd.      Coralville, IA  52241

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

June 30, 2020  (Tuesday)

Webinar

Doors To Wellbeing – Monthly Webinar Series

Available now through July 2020

SMI Adviser Webinar

Words Matter: The Importance of Person First Language

Available now through August 2020

SMI Adviser Webinar

Engaging the Individual and the Family (Shared Decision-Making)

Available now through September 2020 

SMI Adviser Webinar

Peer Support Engagement Skills on Mobile Crisis Teams

Available now through December 2020 

SMI Adviser Webinar

The Role of Peer Support in Ending Social Exclusion & Loneliness

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
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. 

 

 

Part 2 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. 

 

Part 3 Ethics for Peer and Family Peer Support Specialists: Workplace Ethics
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.                                                                                                                     

 

Part 4 Ethics for Peer and Family Peer Support Specialists: Skills to Support Informed Decision-Making 

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 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.