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

Thursday, October 8 AND Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. each day

Zoom

Supervision of Peer & Family Peer Support Specialists (Two-part training)

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

August 12 & 26, September 9 & 23, 2020

11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Zoom Meeting

Peer Support For Peer Support Specialists – Facilitated by Todd Noack and Todd Lange

August 12, 26, September 16 & 23, 2020

Webinar Series

National Association of Peer Supporters (iNAPS) – Peer Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

August 27-28, 2020

Virtual Format

Iowa Board of Certification (IBC) C.A.R.E. Conference

Available now through August 2020

SMI Adviser Webinar

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

August 25, 2020

Webinar

Doors To Wellbeing Monthly Webinar – National Practice Guidelines for Peer Specialists & Supervisors

September 3-4, 2020

Virtual Format

Mental Health America (MHA’s) 2020 Annual Conference

Available now through September 2020 

SMI Adviser Webinar

Peer Support Engagement Skills on Mobile Crisis Teams

October 13-17, 2020

Virtual Format

National Association of Peer Supporters (iNAPS) 2020 Annual Peer Support Conference

November 6, 2020

Iowa State Extension Johnson County

3100 Old Highway 218 S, I.C., IA  52246

Virtual option available

Supporting the Mental Health of Farmers

November 20, 2020

Virtual Format

NAMI Iowa’s 2020 Annual Conference

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.

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

     Webinar date and time: September 14, 2020 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

     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 HERE for September 14, 2020 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Ethics Webinar

 

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

Webinar date and time: October 12, 2020 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

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 HERE for October 12, 2020 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Ethics Webinar

 

Workplace Ethics For Peer Support and Family Peer Support Specialists

Webinar date and time: November 2, 2020 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. 

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 HERE for November 2, 2020 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Ethics Webinar                                                                                   


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

Webinar date and time: December 7, 2020 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 December 7, 2020 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Ethics Webinar

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.