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

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OTHER TRAININGS

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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

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: Feb 14, 2019 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 this webinar by clicking here

  • Part 2 Ethics for Peer and Family Peer Support Specialists: How to Handle Conflicts of Interest
    When: Mar 14, 2019 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 this webinar by clicking here

  • Part 3 Ethics for Peer and Family Peer Support Specialists: Workplace Ethics
    When: Apr 19, 2019 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 this webinar by clicking here

  • Part 4 Ethics for Peer and Family Peer Support Specialists: Skills to Support Informed Decision-Making 
    When: May 16, 2019 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 this 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.