DBSA Peer Specialist Training: Putting Your Passion for Peer Support to Work
I came to a point in my recovery journey where I wanted to be able to help people like me . . . I realized that I could take what I’ve been through, and turn it into a positive.
—Angela (past training participant)
Are you interested in attending peer specialist training?
DBSA Peer Specialist Training is a 40-hour training curriculum that teaches participants how to utilize their lived experience with mental health and substance use conditions, and trauma, to support and give hope to others’ recovery journeys. DBSA courses are facilitated by nationally recognized trainers and are highly interactive to include comprehensive discussions and skill coaching. This learning experience delivers a solid foundation in recovery principles, peer support intervention skills, and ethical practice. DBSA’s Peer Specialist Training can be used to meet many state and VA peer training and certification requirements.