4/15/2019 – UPDATED TRAINING CLASSES & JOB LISTINGS BELOW!!!
2019 APPROVED TRAINING LISTING BELOW!!!!
Registered Peer Supervisor (RPS) Application
Effective July 1, 2017, all Peer Supervisors are required to meet the new MABPCB Guidelines to become a Registered Peer Supervisor. Please review the new guidelines carefully before submitting your application RPS 2017 Revised Application
New CPRS Study Guide
This free guide comes from Rhode Island and is endorsed by the IC&RC for exam prep. Please click on the following link to download it:
NEW – Peer Supervision Hours Log
Effective July 1, 2019, this form will be required with all CPRS Applications. PRS Supervisor Form
New Online Payment link for the CPRS Application Fee. Click the link CPRS Application Payment Link
If you want to learn how to become a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) please review the Manual Application for more information. Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Manual Application Rev Jan 2016
CPRS RENEWAL The wait is over…the Re-Certification application has been completed. Please complete and submit as required. MABPCB Peer Re-Certification Application
MABPCB APPROVED TRAINING PROVIDER If your organization desires to provide ongoing training, please complete the following application to become a MABPCB approved training provider. Educational Provider Application
CPRS & Approved Peer Supervisor
CPRS CERTIFICATION ROSTER-3-2019 Updated 3/29/19
2019 Maryland Peer Training Schedule – UPDATED 3/4/2019
2018 Maryland Peer Training Schedule UPDATED 11/9/2018
Registered Peer Supervisor Class will be hosted by LaToya Nkongolo, LCSW-C, LCADC, RPS, Thursday, April 25, 2019 9-4pm at AAMC/Pathways, 2620 Riva Rd., Annapolis, MD 21401. 6 NAADAC and MABPCB approved CEU’s provided COST: $60 Please click the link below to pay by credit card: RPS PAYPAL Link
Please send a confirmation email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To submit your payment by phone: 410-487-6052. To submit payment by mail: Work Life Behavioral Health and Professional Training, LLC. 7954 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Suite 2-D, Glen Burnie, MD 21060
PREP FOR THE CPRS EXAM Presenter: MONICA SCOTT
MS, CAC-AD, CCDC, RPS; April 27, 2019 from 9am -1pm
Freedom Center, 202 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg, MD
Cost $40 Seating is limited REGISTRATION:
On Our Own of Baltimore is offering a Wellness Recovery Action Plan® or WRAP® training. The class will be held for eight consecutive Wednesdays, March 20-May 8 from 1:30pm-3:30pm. This is the basic WRAP training. If further information is needed, call (410)282-1701 or email email@example.com. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wellness-recovery-action-plan-basic-tickets-57419216422
The Recovery Coach Academy “Training of Trainers” (TOT) Program* is open to anyone who has already attended the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy (RCA) and would like the opportunity to train this nationally recognized curriculum. Our first TOT offering will be a 2-Day Recovery Coach Academy Training of Trainers on April 22nd & April 23rd at On Our Own of Maryland in Elkridge.
Work Life Behavioral Health and Professional Training Presents: Supervising Peer Recovery Specialists This course is designed for individuals seeking to become an MABPCB Registered Peer Supervisor. Please review the RPS qualifications prior to registering for this course https://mapcb.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/rps-application-2017.docx Presenter: LaToya Nkongolo, LCSW-C, LCADC, RPS When: Thursday, April 25, 2019 9-4pm at AAMC/Pathways, 2620 Riva Rd., Annapolis, MD 21401, 6 NAADAC and MABPCB approved CEU’s provided COST: $60 Click the link below to pay by credit card: https://PayPal Registered Peer Supervisor Training Please send a confirmation email to firstname.lastname@example.org To submit your payment by phone: 410-487-6052; To submit payment by mail: Work Life Behavioral Health and Professional Training, LLC 7954 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Suite 2-D, Glen Burnie, MD 21060.
The Behavioral Health Administration’s 5th Annual Peer Summit (SOLD OUT) The 5th Annual Peer Summit will be May 15 & 16, 2019 at the Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel, 903 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, Maryland, 21204. Who- This event is strictly for Peer Recovery Specialists who are working toward the CPRS credential or CPRSs who require training hours toward re-certification. Date and Times of Conference- The conference check in begins Wednesday, May 15, from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM, with welcoming remarks beginning at 9:00 AM, and the day’s events ending at 4:30 PM. On the second day of the conference, Thursday, May 16, check in will begin at 8:00 AM, with greetings beginning at 9:00 AM, and concluding at 4:30 PM. You must attend both days of the conference. There will be no credit for partial attendance; you cannot arrive late and/or leave early and still receive a certificate. Registration Cost- There is no cost for this conference. The conference includes all instructional activities, continental breakfast, breaks, lunches, for both days of the conference and lodging for those who live 50 miles or more from the conference site. Lodging- Tuesday (the night prior to the conference) and Wednesday night lodging will only be provided to attendees who live 50 miles or more from the conference site in compliance with Federal and State travel regulations. You must provide a map with miles of your travels if you are requesting lodging. Remember, you are REQUESTING lodging, when you register, it is not guaranteed. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO SEND A MAP. If you do not get a confirmation specifically regarding your lodging, you are not confirmed for lodging or the conference. It is very important to understand that if you were confirmed for lodging, that you in fact use it. We are charged for the costs of lodging even when you decide not to come, or come a day later. The cost of the room is charged to BHA/University of Maryland Training Center. You would agree this is wasteful and that we want to instead use the training dollars to provide as much training as possible to the peer recovery network so please let us know if you no longer need lodging for the dates requested by you. Cancellation and No Show Policy– We understand event may arise in which you must cancel your registration and lodging. In this case, you must cancel your registration and lodging 48 hours prior to the event. Registration cancelled with less than 48 hour notification and no shows will be subject to a $50.00 cancellation/no show fee. CEUs- At the conclusion of the conference, you will be awarded a certification which is recognized by the Maryland Addiction and Behavioral Health Professionals Certification Board (MABPCB). To receive a certificate, you must attend all of conference plenary sessions as well as workshops. No partial hours will be awarded. Certificates will not be mailed/emailed to individuals. It has become a continuing conflict between conference participants and staff concerning providing certificates prior to the end of the conference. Please know that we cannot provide certificates to those who leave prior to the end of the conference. Life is unpredictable and often presents all of us with difficult choices. You may need to leave early, we do understand that, but please understand we also need to abide by the rules of the certification process. Please do not ask our staff to violate the agreement and obligations we have made to the Board, MABPCB. To Register-https://peersummit2019.eventbrite.com
Please see the registration link for the CCAR-RCA training in Cecil County. Please contact Amy Baumgardner for more information, (443-245-3777). RCA Training Cecil County
SAMHSA Webinar – Peer support services are evidence-based practices that produce demonstrable outcomes with those who are served. Peer support workers use their lived experience and specialized training to guide, support, and educate people in or seeking recovery. While peer support services have expanded greatly, there still are significant knowledge gaps among policy makers, providers and others regarding their efficacy. REGISTER HEREIf you are in need of additional Domain training hours.
Magellen Health offers 1 hour Peer trainings that are approved MABPCB. Copy and paste the link and follow the instructions. http://www.magellanhealth.com/training-site/learning-opportunities.aspx
Additional Peer Trainings can be found on the BHA – Office of Workforce Development website. Here is the link: http://bha.dhmh.maryland.gov/Pages/Peer-Training-Information.aspx
APPROVED CPRS TRAINING
Approved CPRS Trainings 2019 –UPDATED 1/2/2019
The following two links will take you to pre-approved training for the CPRS credential. Other training may be found on the Training page.
Magellan Health offers several MABPCB approved trainings. Please click on the following website for additional 1 hour trainings. Magellan Health | Continuing Education
PEER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Peer Support Specialist is an individual who has experienced homelessness and is now permanently housed. This individual should be able to engage and advocate for individuals who have or are experiencing homelessness. The Peer Support Specialist uses their experience, in a trauma informed way, to provide peer support services to people transitioning from homelessness into their own scattered site private apartment in Montgomery County, MD. Montgomery County Peer Support Specialist
Peer Support Recovery Specialist Community Homeless Enhancement Services (CHES) Outreach Worker in Anne Arundel County for more information click the following link: CHES job description
Calvert County is hiring for two Peer Specialist Position. https://www.jobapscloud.com/MD/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=19&R2=000213&R3=0008
Peer Recovery Coach (Howard County /Baltimore County) Saint Agnes Hospital / Ascension Medical Group Job Summary: Saint Agnes Hospital / Health Institute is seeking a candidate who is actively engaged in a recovery program for substance use in the role of Peer Recovery Coach. For more information Peer Recovery Coach – Job Posting AMG
Overdose Survivor’s Outreach Project (OSOP) Community Recovery Coach – Community Outreach JOB TITLE: Saint Agnes Hospital OSOP Community Recovery Coach For more information: OSOP Job Posting SAH ED
Peer Gambling Recovery Specialist (Community Outreach Worker II) – The University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry is searching for (2) Peer Gambling Recovery Specialists to join their team. The selected candidates will provide recovery support for problem gambling services. The position is a non-clinical peer-based position working with persons who are at risk or receiving treatment for problem gambling disorders and their families. Peer Recovery Specialists will assist with outreach efforts to the community to engage, educate and support individuals through the process of making life changes related to recovery from problem gambling-related issues and possibly other co-occurring disorders including substance use and mental health. Peers serve as coaches to model the process of recovery through their personal experience, while serving as advocates for multiple pathways to recovery/wellness. https://umb.taleo.net/careersection/umb_external_staff/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en&portal=101430233 Please type job number: 180001PG
University of Maryland’s Baltimore-based ACT Team is hiring a peer advocate. If you or someone you know are interested in a peer support position, this is a great opportunity!
You’ll work with a great team of diverse mental health providers including nurses, employment specialists, social workers and psychiatrists assisting clients with their needs in the community as well as in the office. Applicant needs a high school degree and self-identify as having lived experience with mental health or addiction challenges. Responsibilities include carrying a small caseload, being part of “mini-teams” for clients outside of that caseload, working with clients around WRAP plans and recovery goals.
The job description is attached and is also accessible online here: https://www.wayup.com/i-Education-j-University-of-Maryland-451878115448528/ .
If you are interested in applying, you can do so at this link. If you have questions that are not answered in the job description, you may contact Ann Hackman at the UMD Department of Psychiatry at email@example.com.
GENERAL PEER INFORMATION
MABPCB Information Sheet
CERTIFICATION of MARYLAND PEER RECOVERY SPECIALISTS v2
Integrated Forensic Peer Recovery Specialist (i-FPRS) endorsement training provides educational support for the Certified Peer Recovery Specialist seeking knowledge, skills, and abilities in assisting individuals who have been involved with the criminal justice system. You must currently hold a CPRS certification to participate in this endorsement training. There are no CEU’s given for his endorsement training.