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Agency Biography

Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery has been a leader in evidence-based practice peer training and networking of peers since 2005. We transform lives by promoting wellness, recovery, community inclusion and peer support through training, technical assistance, participatory research and advocacy.

During its 17-year history, the Copeland Center has built a nationwide and worldwide network of over 20,000 individuals with lived experience with mental health and other life challenges who are participating in a grassroots peer support movement. We have taken our practices online leading evidence-based groups, online recovery education sessions, support groups, providing technical assistance, and one-on-one support.

The Copeland Center is a peer-run organization with 90% of staff and board of directors identifying as people with lived experience of mental health challenges.

At the Copeland Center, we believe that learning through exploration, activities, shared applied learning and self-reflection are the best paths to developing quality peer support skills.

Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Certification Training Schedule

Training Method: Hybrid, online, in-person and Custom
(Organizations with a minimum of 15 participants may request a custom session date which can be in-person, online, or hybrid of classes in-person and online.)

Training Modality:  Cohort Style

Training Length: 80 Hours

Training Hours: Varies between full day and online hourly sessions

Registration Capacity: Minimum 10, Maximum 20

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