Spotlight on MHA Peer Training Academy

(October 28, 2021 – Submitted by MHA Rochester)

Starting this month, we will feature different training organizations in New York State that are providing in-person or “live” virtual training for peer specialists based, in part, on the Academy of Peer Services online certification training and testing. Please visit their websites for more information.

The MHA Peer Training Academy offers a 4-week classroom training and up to a 12-week internship experience that gives people in mental health recovery an opportunity to use and develop their lived experience into a professional supportive role in mental health services. An application for the first training in 2022 is now available with a due date of December 21, 2021.

Orientation Day is January 3rd. Training runs Monday to Friday, 10 am to 2 pm, until January 28th with a small job fair specifically for Peers who graduate from our Peer Training program.

We are currently running our Academy every other month, November 1st started our most recent session. The basis of the Academy program to do a three key things:

  • Professional Development
  • Work Readiness
  • Individual Wellness

The ultimate goal is to get more Peers OMH certified and employed in our communities in those Peer Provider roles.

Submitted by Liz Turek, NYCPS
Education Specialist, MHA Rochester

I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgement; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.” –Brené Brown

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