Behavioral Health Peer Support Training

What is Behavioral Health Peer Support?

A Behavioral Health Peer Support Specialist promotes recovery and removes barriers and obstacles to recovery, serving as a personal guide and mentor for people seeking or already in recovery from an addiction to alcohol and or other drugs. There are many other titles that are used for this sought after position. What distinguishes a peer support specialist from other peer positions is that we stay in the lane of providing support for people in recovery from an addition to alcohol and or other drugs.

Participants will:

  • Describe Peer Support role and functions
  • List the components, core values and guiding principles of recovery
  • Build skills to enhance relationships
  • Explore many dimensions of recovery and recovery peer support
  • Discover attitudes about self-disclosure and sharing your story
  • Understand the stages of recovery
  • Describe the stages of change and their applications
  • Increase their awareness of culture, power and privilege
  • Address ethical and boundaries issues
  • Experience recovery wellness planning
  • Practice newly acquired skills

Who should attend the Peer Support Training?

Anyone interested in being agents of change in our communities. The Behavioral Health Peer Support Training is an innovative new approach to healing people’s lives that is unlike any other training. Utilizing a dynamic approach to learning that blends both process and content. If you’re ready to learn, be challenged, and reap valuable rewards for life, this training is a must.

This training satisfies education requirements for the Certified Mental Health Peer Credential and SUD Peer Recovery Mentor Credential. Learn more at

R1 Learning System

Recovery Coach Kit includes nine Discovery Cards decks, nine colorful 8.5” x 11” model infographics for each deck, and one Recovery Coach Guide – everything you need to create engaging learning experiences through self-discovery.


CCAPP offers a 40 hour training for Behavioral Health Peer Support Training. Click the button below to see if there are any scheduled trainings coming up.