Trainings & Events

Information about upcoming 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.

IOWA PEER WORKFORCE COLLABORATIVE
SUPERVISOR TRAININGS

Date

Location

Topic

Info/To Register

Two-Part Training: Thurs. Oct. 28th 

1:00 – 4:20 p.m. 

and

Thurs. Nov. 4th 

1:00 – 4:20 p.m.

Virtual

Supervisor Training:

This two-part training is focused on the supervision or Peer Support Specialists, Family Peer Support Specialists, and Recovery Peer Coaches

IOWA PEER WORKFORCE COLLABORATIVE
ETHICS TRAININGS

Ethics Training for Peer and Family Peer Support Specialists – Presented by Todd Noack of Life Connections Peer Recovery Services

Virtual training date and time: Friday, October 22, 2021 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (CT) 

Click HERE to register  

For details about learning objectives and planned agenda, please Click HERE

CEUs pending with Iowa Board of Certification

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), Family Peer Support Specialists (FPSS), or Recovery Peer Coaches (RPC). 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

OTHER TRAININGS & EVENTS

Date

Location/
Sponsor

Topic

Info/To Register

Various

Iowa Board of Certification (IBC)

Continuing Education Courses

Various

Mid-America Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC)

Webinars and Events

Various

National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health

Webinars and Events

Various

Copeland Center For Wellness and Recovery

Trainings and Resources

Various

Wellness Recovery Action Plan 

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

Various

Mental Health America (MHA)

Webinars

Various

NAMI Iowa

Trainings and Resources

Various

ASK Resource Center

Trainings and Resources

Various

Iowa Office of Consumer Affairs (OCA)

Trainings and Resources

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 

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 – Communication at Work that Promotes Growth and Wellness 

September 30, 2021

1:00 p.m. (CT)

Webinar – Mental Health America (MHA)

Teachers & Families: Coping with Back-to-School Stress

October 1, 2021

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (CT)

Iowa Office of Consumer Affairs – Zoom

Helping Parents and Caregivers Successfully Transition Their Child Back to School During COVID-19

October 13, 2021

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (CT)

Virtual – Child Health Specialty Clinics, Reg. Autism Assistance Prog., U of Iowa

Supporting Sleep in Children with ASD

October 20, 2021

1:00 p.m. (CT)

Zoom

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

October 22, 2021

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Zoom – Iowa Peer Workforce Collaborative

Ethics Trainings for Peer Support Specialists and Family Peer Support Specialists – Presented by Todd Noack

October 26, 2021

1:00 p.m. (CT)

Zoom – Doors To Wellbeing

Doors to Wellbeing Monthly Webinar – The Season for Self-Care 

October 27, 2021

1:00 p.m. (CT)

Zoom

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

Two-Part Training: Thurs. Oct. 28th 

1:00 – 4:20 p.m. 

and

Thurs. Nov. 4th 

1:00 – 4:20 p.m.

Virtual – Iowa Peer Workforce Collaborative

Supervisor Training:

This two-part training is focused on the supervision or Peer Support Specialists, Family Peer Support Specialists, and Recovery Peer Coaches

October 29, 2021

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (CT)

Zoom

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

 

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 17, 2021

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (CT)

Zoom

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

 

December 22, 2021

1:00 p.m. (CT)

Zoom

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

January 19, 2022 

1:00 p.m. (CT)

Zoom

Peer Recovery Center of Excellence Affinity Call – Mandated Reporting

January 25, 2022

1:00 p.m. (CT)

Zoom – Doors To Wellbeing

Doors to Wellbeing Monthly Webinar 

January 26, 2022

1:00 p.m. (CT)

Zoom

Peer Recovery Center of Excellence Affinity Call for Supervisors – Peer Workers as Supervisors

February 22, 2022

1:00 p.m. (CT)

Zoom – Doors To Wellbeing

Doors to Wellbeing Monthly Webinar