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 education 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. Visit the Iowa Board of Certification website for information on CEUs.

SUPERVISOR TRAININGS

Date

Location

Topic

Info/To Register

March 13, 2019 (Wednesday)

Webinar/Online

Walking the Talk: Strengthening Your Agency’s Focus on Recovery

April 1, 2019 (Monday)

Des Moines, Iowa

Supervision of Peer and Family Peer Support Specialists

May 15, 2019 (Wednesday)

Webinar/Online

Incorporating Co-Supervision into Your Peer Support Specialist Supervision Program

May 22, 2019 (Wednesday)

Des Moines, IA

Employing Peer Support & Family Peer Support Specialists Workshop

OTHER TRAININGS

Date

Location

Topic

Info/To Register

ETHICS TRAININGS

The following trainings are 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 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 – 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 – 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 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
    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 andFPSS.
    Register in advance for this webinar by clicking here:

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The ethics trainings listed below are offered by online companies.  There are fees required to complete the trainings. These trainings may be submitted to the Iowa Board of Certification as Distance Learning and may require the IBC $15 processing fee (recertification only). The courses listed below meet the continuing education requirements for Peer and Family Peer Support Specialists. Visit the Iowa Board of Certification website for information on CEUs.

 

 Laban’s Trainings

Quantum’s Training

 
 
 
 
 

 

The courses listed below meet the continuing education requirements for Peer and Family Peer Support Specialists. Visit the Iowa Board of Certification website for information on CEUs.

Visit www.iowabc.org and click on the Education tab for details.

Title

Date

Sponsor

Location

Presenter

Cost

Hours Approved

Contact

A Lesson in Ethics

Dec 14 2018 – 8:45amto 12:00pm

Jackson Recovery Centers

3500 W. 4th St., Sioux City, IA

Galdys Smith, LISW, LMHP

$35.00

3.0 hours – Ethics

Kim Wilson, 712-234-2390 or www.jacksonrecovery.com

Professional Boundaries

Feb 5 2019 – 8:30amto 11:45am

Iowa Board of Certification

Zoom (online)

Angela Davis, MS, CADC

$40.00

3.0 hours – Ethics

IBC website for registration form:www.iowabc.org

Professional Boundaries

Feb 8 2019 – 9:00amto 12:15pm

Iowa Board of Certification

IBC, 225 NW School St., Ankeny, IA

Sharaine Conner, LMSW, IADC

$40.00

3.0 hours – Ethics

IBC website for registration form:www.iowabc.org

Family Peer Support Specialists:

Please note that FPSS do not need those additional 6 hours of ethics for their initial certification.

 

Peer Support Specialists:

Peer Support Specialists DO need 6 additional hours of ethics in order to get certified.  These extra ethics hours do NOT need to be peer specific, so any type of ethics (except prevention ethics) works.

 

Peer Support Specialists & Family Peer Support Specialists:

For RECERTIFICATION, ethics hours are required for both credentials.  FPSS and PSS are also welcome to obtain the ethics hours through online/distance learning or through Iowa Board of Certification.

 

The $15.00 CEU Processing fee is NOT required for a new certification – it’s only due on recertifications when the applicant is submitting a training that was either not approved by us (approved trainings can be found on our website under the “Education” tab) or were online trainings.