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Agency Biography

The Mental Health Association of San Francisco (MHASF) is a forward thinking, peer-run organization, established in 1947, with a mission to cultivate peer leadership, build community and advance social justice in mental health. Today, more than 90% of the staff identify as mental health consumers and play a critical role in developing peerdriven training and materials, and resources.

MHASF is proud to provide the Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Training through the Advanced Peer Professional Training (APPT), a transformative training program designed to shape compassionate and skilled Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialists. This comprehensive training equips individuals with the knowledge, tools, and empathy required to make a profound impact on the lives of those facing mental health challenges.

Whether you’re looking to embark on a fulfilling career in mental health or enhance your existing skills, the APPT program is your gateway to making a lasting, positive difference in the lives of others!

Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Certification Training Schedule

Training Method:
• Online (Live facilitator instruction)
• In-Person (coming soon)

Training Modality: 
Cohort Style

Training Location(s):  TBD

Training Length:
4 Weeks
• 64 Hours – In-Class
• 4 Hours Per Week of Self-Paced Learning (16 total hours outside of class)
• 80 Total Combined Hours

Training Hours:

Will vary by cohort

• 8:00 AM to 12:00PM
• 9:00 AM to 1:00PM
• 3:00 PM to 7:00PM
• 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Registration Capacity: 40 Students Max

Link to register for classes:
Register Here

Contact Information:     
[email protected]

Rafi Tarantino – Program Manager
Phone: (415) 966-5765
Email: [email protected]