Training

We provide Peer Training, Peer Supervisor Training, WRAP Training, and Continuing Education to Adult Peer Support Specialists and their supervisors and administrators in Kentucky. Please continue reading to learn more about these trainings. If your are interested in joining Advocacy Academy, take a look at our Advocacy section.

Peer Training

Click here to visit our Peer Training page on the main Bridgehaven website. You will find information about the training and the application on that page.

Peer Supervisor Training

We host Peer Supervisor Trainings every year. Information about upcoming trainings will be found here after they have been scheduled for 2022.

WRAP Training

We will post information about WRAP Trainings here after they have been scheduled for 2022. In the meantime, you may find the WRAP Wellness Guide to be helpful. You may share it and use it with people who you are unable to see due to COVID-19. We are unable to host WRAP Seminar I and WRAP Facilitator Training due to COVID-19. Please visit the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery to find options for online trainings.

Continuing Education

Each Kentucky Peer Specialist is required to complete at least six (6) continuing education hours each year. Turn in your certificates of attendance to the designated person at your agency. Keep copies of your certificates forever. Log into DBHDID-TRIS to enter your Continuing Education Hours after each training you attend: https://tris.dbhdid.ky.gov/login.aspx?ReturnURL=default.aspx

Virtual Peer Check-Ins and Peer Supervisor Check-Ins

Kentucky Peer Check-Ins every Tuesday from 10:00 to 11:00 Eastern Time. Follow this link to attend the Weekly Peer Check-In on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89987109941

Kentucky Peer Supervisor Check-Ins on the second Friday of every month from 10:00 to 11:00 Eastern Time. Follow these directions to attend the Monthly Peer Supervisor Check-In on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81445142720

On-Demand Trainings

2022

Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT): An Invaluable Community Resource What is CIT? Presenter: Pat Doyle, Founder of Vision for Change.

Using Improvisational Activities to Make Groups Interactive . Presenter: Susan Pope, APSS, Recovery Coordinator Bridgehaven Center for Peer Excellence.

Keeping the Family Secret Made Me Sick! Presenter: Pat Doyle, Founder of Vision for Change.

My Living and Working with a Serious Mental Illness (SMI) and Helping Others with SMI Obtain Competitive Integrated Employment. Presenter: Debbie Homan, APSS, Recovery Specialist Bridgehaven Center for Peer Excellence

2021

Goal Setting, Lifelong Learning, and Career Opportunities – Presented by Eric Wright, EdD, LPCA, November 5, 2021

Trauma Informed Care – Presented by Susan Pope, APSS, December 2, 2021

Systemic Advocacy – Presented by Marcie Timmerman, Executive Director of Mental Health America of Kentucky, December 14, 2021