A Certified Peer Support Specialist's Training Experience
A certified peer support specialist is a person in mental health or addiction recovery that uses his or her personal experiences to connect with and help others. I work for a community mental health agency where I provide emotional support and knowledge of resources to others in recovery. Being a certified peer support specialist allows me to give back to my community.
Becoming a Certified Peer Support Specialist
In the state of Ohio where I live, we now have a formal training process to become a certified peer support specialist. Many other states also have peer support certification processes. Here is more about my experience in becoming a certified peer support specialist.
Rahm, M. (2017, October 24). A Certified Peer Support Specialist's Training Experience, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2019, August 18 from https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/recoveringfrommentalillness/2017/10/the-formal-training-process-of-becoming-a-certified-peer-supporter