Mental Health for Peer Recovery Specialists

Training on Mental Health Issues, Medication, Co-Occurring Disorders, and Recovery for Peers Working in the Substance Use Disorder System

As the utilization of Peer Recovery Specialists expands, a common theme has emerged. The large number of individuals presenting with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders presents unique challenges.

The Mental Health Association in New Jersey’s (MHANJ) Consumer’s Connection is offering a three-day training in November. The training will provide Peer Recovery Specialists with knowledge and skills in basic mental health principles. The training is designed to provide peers working in the substance use disorder system with mental health training to better work with clients with co-occurring disorders.

The training will be held at Middlesex County Fire Academy, 1001 Academy Drive in Sayreville, NJ

From 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Monday November 5, 2018
  • Monday November 19, 2018
  • Monday November 26, 2018

Tickets for this event are $90 which includes all three days of training and panel presentations.

The topics to be presented include:

  • Overview of Mental Health Issues and Recovery
  • The Role of Psychotropic Medication in Recovery
  • The Impact of Co-Occurring Disorders on Recovery

The training includes a combination of classroom instruction and panel discussion to meet learning objectives.

The Mental Health Association in New Jersey strives for mental health for children and adults through advocacy, education, training, and services.

Consumer Connections is a nationally recognized program which recruits, trains, and supports consumers of mental health services working to become providers of mental health services. The program works with mental health providers in New Jersey to expand employment opportunities for consumer providers. Consumer Connections offers courses which meet the educational requirements and lead to Certification as a Recovery Support Practitioner (CRSP).

Monarch Housing Associates is proud to partner with MHANJ in its 11th Annual Walk for Wellness and Recovery on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. in Nomahegan Park in Cranford. Click here to learn more about the Walk. We hope that you can join us on September 13.

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