Peer Recovery Support Specialist
September 1 – November 18, 2023
Fridays 6-8 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
WVU Parkersburg Workforce and Economic Development Building
This 75-hour course includes showing/internship experience. The training explores active listening, cultural competency, appropriate self-disclosure, ethics, certification testing, and other important skills essential to achieving the Peer Recovery Support Specialist Certification through the West Virginia Certification Board for Addiction and Prevention Professionals (WVCBAPP). The services a Peer Recovery Support Specialist offers can effectively extend the reach of treatment beyond the clinical setting into the everyday environment of those seeking a successful, sustained recovery process.
Peer Recovery Support Specialist Course Topics
- Advocate for people in recovery
- Share resources & build skills
- Build a community & relationships
- Lead recovery groups
- Mentor and set goals
- Provide services and/or training
- Supervise peer workers
- Develop resources
- Administer programs or agencies
- Educate the public and policymakers
Course Student Learning Outcomes:
- Achieve the Peer Recovery Support Specialist Certification
Make-up, Missed or Late Work: Must work with Coordinator and Instructor.
Attendance: Each face-to-face class period is required.
Call 304.424.8275 or email Martha.Leeson@wvup.edu to register today!