The Clinical Services Division of BHA has put ALL peers under the auspices of the Office of Consumer Affairs. All peers, certified or not, need to contact the director, Brandee Johnson at email@example.com, to be put on her listserv. Please put PEER LISTSERV in the subject line.
David Barnes attended Recovery Partners Montgomery’s Leadership Conference the past two days and spoke about Cultivating Your Passion. The conference brought together speakers from Pennsylvania, Washington, DC and Maryland to guide interested peer recovery specialists in how to be better leaders for advocacy and organization leaders in the coming years. The Conference was held at the Bolger Center in Potomac, MD. Special thanks to Catherine McAlpine and the peers at RPM for bringing this conference to the state this year.
MABPCB participated in the inaugural Peer Think Tank meeting in Baltimore yesterday to bring together organizations to consolidate peer training efforts across the state. Organizations represented included NCADD, MPAC, M-ROC, BHA, and MABPCB. It was a great meeting with several innovative ideas presented and put into action. Peers will be able to one-stop-shop for trainings, and certification and recertification procedures will be clearer going forward. Our hope is that this will protect and enhance the growing peer workforce in the state of Maryland.
See flyer below for information on how to register! This benefits those with serious mental illness. Special speakers and music highlight the day! For more information contact the sponsors directly.
Please find attached the training information concerning the Advocacy domain training. It is scheduled for Oct. 29th, 2015. I know you have been waiting for this training. It provides 6 training hours of the required 10 training hours needed in the advocacy domain to apply to the Maryland Addiction and Behavioral-health Professionals Certification Board to become a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist. Please see attached flyer for information concerning the training and to electronically register for the training.
Also please know, you will be receiving very shortly training and registration information for the other three domain trainings. However, you may want to mark these training dates in your calendar:
Mentoring and Education Domain Training- November 10th
Recovery and Wellness Domain Training- December 1st.
Ethical Responsibility Domain Training-December 15th.
All of these initial trainings will be held in Catonsville at the Vocational Rehabilitation Building (formerly the ADAA building) the OWDT Training Room, ground floor on the campus of the Spring Grove Hospital, 55 Wade Ave. Please know, we will also be offering this training in other regions of the state in early 2016. So if you can not attend these trainings, there will be other opportunities to receive this training. Please note you must attend all six hours of the training in order to receive a certificate for the training day, no credit will be giving for partial attendance.
Questions? You can reach me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The annual conference for NAMI Maryland will be held on October 16th & 17th. This conference will provide individuals a chance to learn about the latest research & uncover resources that you may not have known were available. Invitations are extended to individuals with mental illness, families, faith leaders, community members, students, healthcare providers and criminal justice professionals. Here is the link to register for the conference and obtain additional information.
Certification rosters have been added to the Certification and CPRS pages. Any questions regarding the listings can be directed to email@example.com.
MABPCB will conduct a training regarding Counseling in the Criminal Justice System on August 28, 2015. This training will provide professionals with criminal offender skills & knowledge in effectively and ethically assessing and treating offenders. The facilitator is Lauretha Vargas. The cost is $75 in advance and $80 at the door. Please reserve your seat by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, please see the following flyer for more information: CCJP Training 082815.