MHA's Peer Specialist Training program helps prepare individuals to provide peer support in both traditional and peer-run behavioral health settings, as well as obtain New York State Peer Specialist Certification. Upon completion of coursework, participants receive a training certificate, assistance obtaining an internship in the behavioral health service system, and following completion of the internship, support to seek and maintain paid employment as peer specialists. Graduates receive a certificate of completion when they complete both the classroom and internship portion of the course, and they are encouraged and assisted to pursue peer specialist certification through the online Academy of Peer Services in New York State.
Upcoming training begins on March 19, 2018 and meets twice weekly for 14 weeks. To learn more about eligibility and how to apply, click here.