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Peer Support Training and Testing

You may apply to DBHR for Certified Peer Counselor trainings at any time, however, you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  

 

Schedule of Trainings to Qualify for Peer Counselor Exam

August 11-14:  Spanish lanuage peer counselor training, Tacoma. 

This training is co-sponsored by Washington State University and DBHR.  Completing the training will qualify participants to take the exam required for employment as a Certified Peer Counselor. 

Written materials, verbal presentations and discussions will be in Spanish.  The exam will be in Spanish.  Romm and board during the training will be provided. 

Agency sponsorship is desirable, but not required.  Please contact Beverly at (206) 371-0929 or bevmiller@centurytel.net for more information.

The schedule for DBHR contracted Peer Support Exams is as follows:

March 28, 2014 - Renton
May 2, 2014 -  Vancouver
Aug 12, 2014 -  Puyallup
Sept 18, 2014 -  Renton
June 17, 2014  - Yakima
September 5, 2014 - Tacoma (Spanish language ONLY)
September 30, 2014 - Chehalis 

Youth and Family   TBD
Youth and Family   TBD

Additional Tests will be scheduled as needed.

To register for any of the Certified Peer Counselor exams, please contact Beverly Miller at  bevmiller@centurytel.net. Beverly can also provide specific test location information and answer any questions about the test.

There are limited seats for each exam and registration is on a first-come basis. If you require a reasonable accommodation in taking the exam, please let Beverly know. You may be asked to provide written support for your request.

June 6, 2014 - Advanced Ethics and Boundaries, Mt Vernon.

Please contact Beverly Miller, 206-463-4254.

 

June 23-27, 2014 - Wellness Recovery Action Plan (W.R.A.P.) five-day training, Spokane.

Please email John Murphy at jmurphy@passagesfs.org.

 

July 1- 3, 2014 - Co-Occurring Disorder Peer Support training, Burien.

Please contact Beverly Miller 206-463-4254

 

July 15-17, 2014 - Co-Occurring Disorder Peer Support training, Mt. Vernon.

Please contact Beverly Miller, 206-463-4254.

 

August 7, 2014 - Forensic Peer Support training, Spokane.

Please contact Beverly Miller, 206-463-4254.

 

August 20 - 21, 2014 - Wellness Recovery Action Plan (W.R.A.P.) Refresher, Spokane. This class is open to anyone who has completed the five-day WRAP training, and needs to update their qualifications.

Please contact John Murphy at jmurphy@passagesfs.org.

 

August 22, 2014 - Trauma Informed Care for Certified Peer Counselors, Spokane.

Please contact Beverly Miller, 206-463-4254.

 

August 27, 2014 - Forensic Peer Support training, Seattle.

Please contact Beverly Miller, 206-463-4254.

 

September 12, 2014 - Supervision of Certified Peer Counselors, Yakima.

Please contact Beverly Miller, 206-463-4254.

 

September 19, 2014 - Trauma Informed Care for Certified Peer Counselors, Seattle.

Please contact Beverly Miller, 206-463-4254.

 

October 6-10, 2014Wellness Recovery Action Plan (W.R.A.P.) is open to any peer who has completed the "Introduction to WRAP" class, which will be held in Mt. Vernon.

Please email John Murphy at jmurphy@passagesfs.org.

 

October 27-30 - Wellness Recovery Action Plan (W.R.A.P.) at Western State Hospital, in Tacoma. No lunch will be provided, at this meeting.Please email John Murphy at jmurphy@passagesfs.org