Training Overview

We are currently offering three online training modules. Our introductory learning series, Recovery-Oriented Practice, includes two separate modules: Introduction to Recovery & Recovery-Oriented Practice and Introduction to Peer Support. The third training module, Partnering: The Person-Centered Approach, provides an in-depth look at the practice of person-centered recovery planning (PCRP). You are encouraged to view the two Recovery-Oriented Practice modules before taking the Partnering module.

The trainings provide approximately 6.5 hours of total learning and each training is divided into chapters for your convenience. The trainings allow you to work at your own pace; you can pause the trainings at any point and return at a later time. You can also download materials, explore links related to recovery-oriented practice and person-centered recovery planning, and view video tips from people in the field.

Once registered, you'll have access to the courses and resources. Your account will track your progress and provide certificates for continuing education credit for a variety of professional areas, including nursing, psychology, social work, licensed professional counselors, peer specialists, and family partners. In order to receive your CE certificate, you will need to take the knowledge check at the end of each module as well as the final survey; upon completion of those steps, you will be able to view and print your CE Certificate. Register below to take any of the above mentioned modules.

  • Recovery-Oriented Practice
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    This introductory series includes two modules: Introduction to Recovery & Recovery-Oriented Practice and Introduction to Peer Support. Together, they introduce healthcare providers to:

    • A foundation in recovery-oriented practice, which is an approach distinct from traditional behavioral healthcare;
    • The role of person-centered recovery planning in recovery-oriented practice;
    • The importance of using a hopeful, empowering approach that is based upon the belief that individuals diagnosed with mental health conditions can live full and meaningful lives of their choosing;
    • The value of engaging a person in a process that links resources and supports with individual wishes and preferences; and
    • The power of people with lived experience, often employed as peer support staff, who are essential to a recovery-oriented approach.
  • Partnering: The Person-Centered Approach
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    Partnering: The Person-Centered Approach examines the critical relationships between and among providers, people in recovery, and individuals – family, friends, community members – who provide additional support. It acknowledges that recovery does not happen in isolation, but rather as a result of ongoing collaboration between the person and the important people in his or her life.  This course looks closely at the roles and responsibilities necessary for a provider to adopt a person-centered approach to care.

    The course invites providers to consider a variety of topics that are key to building and maintaining an effective therapeutic partnership, including:

    • Establishing trust
    • Getting to know the whole person
    • Understanding barriers to engagement
    • Navigating institutional pressures
    • Taking on the role of advocate
    • Encouraging healthy risk-taking as a component of recovery
    • Remaining engaged during times of disagreement
    • Effective facilitation of planning meetings