2022 Peer Support Training Schedule is now Available!

Peer Support Professionals are individuals who identify themselves as in recovery: living with a mental illness diagnosis, history of trauma, and/or history of addiction. They may also be a family member of someone who meets that definition.  Peer support specialists bring a different perspective when it comes to recovery and helping others through their own journeys. Being able to empathize and empower others at various stages in recovery with personal experiences is what makes Peer Support such an important part of the recovery journey and its success.

2022 Basic Peer Support Specialist Class Dates

  • January 25 to February 24, T/W/H 6-9pm
  • March 19 to April 16, Sat 9-6pm
  • May 2-8, M-F 9-6pm
  • May 24 to June 3 T/W/H 6-9pm
  • July 16 to August 13, Sat 9-6pm
  • August 29 to September 2, M-F 9-6pm
  • September 20 to October 20, T/W/H 6-9pm
  • November 7-11, M-F 9-6pm
  • November 28 to December 2, M-F 9-6pm

Submit an Application for Training

New! Advanced Classes Now Available!

Train the Trainer

Class dates

  • March 21 – 22, 9 am to 4 pm
  • April 28 – 29, 9 am to 4 pm

Training to prepare active peer support professionals to train their oncoming peer team members and active/outgoing consumers by using the state approved Alaska Behavioral Health forty-hour training. Learn how to make the class your own while holding true to the content and desired outcomes. Are you ready to take your peer strengths to the next level? Sign up for our next training.

Submit an Application for Train the Trainer

Hire, Supervise & Retain Your Peers

Class dates

  • March 28 – 29, 9 am to 4 pm
  • May 5-6, 9 am to 4 pm

Peer Support isn’t a new thing. But, here in Alaska’s Helping field, it is new to a lot of us. The truth is that most people in this field have lived experiences. We just don’t use them to do our jobs. Learn the do’s and don’ts of Peer Support Supervision, how to offer support without counseling, how to develop strong peers by playing on their strengths and using their skills to support the team, clients, and communities as a whole. Are you ready to confidently supervise your team’s PSPs? Sign up for our next training.

Submit an Application for Supervisor Training

Learn More About Peer  Support and our Training Classes

For More Information

Contact Jenifer Galvan at Alaska Behavioral Health to see if this opportunity fits into your journey.

Phone: 907.444.3666

Email: jgalvan@akbh.org