Peer Specialist Program

The Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) Program teaches participating consumers specific skills relevant to providing peer support. The CPS curriculum emphasizes recovery as the core value. CPSs complete a week of intensive training in which they learn core philosophies, helper attitudes, concepts and skills related to recovery and peer support.

Certified Peer Specialists (CPS) teach participating consumers specific skills relevant to providing peer support. As "certified provider staff" employed at Community Counseling Center, CPSs help other consumers gain knowledge, learn skill building, set recovery/life goals, problem solve, establish self-help groups, utilize self-help recovery tools. CPSs serve as models for personal recovery, utilizing their personal recovery experiences to instill hope and optimism for other persons in recovery.

Certified Peer Specialists (CPS) follow Supported Employment best practices in providing behavioral health services that foster supportive peer relationships with and among the persons enrolled in supportive employment and other related programs. 

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