Agency Biography

Painted Brain’s (PB) mission is to create lasting community-based solutions to mental health
challenges and the impact of social injustice through arts, advocacy, and enterprise. In 2009, PB
began utilizing the arts and training to support people with mental health and substance use
challenges. We are a leader in innovative peer-driven services and training in behavioral health,
digital literacy, and the arts. Our reach and staff are representative of the diverse communities
throughout California, including the LGBTQ+, reentry, disability, and ethnically and linguistically
diverse communities. Our peer-run program is a trusted provider of services that has been
transforming lives in California for over a decade. PB’s Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist
Certification Training program prepares peers to deliver valuable behavioral health support
services by covering the required Peer Support Specialist 17 Core Competencies required for
Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Certification Training through self-reflection, skill building,
practice sessions, and guided group exploration.

Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Certification Training Schedule:

Training Method(s): Online only (LMS system plus virtual classroom)
Training Modality: Cohort Style
Training Length: Varies
● 2 week
● 5 week
● 8 week

Training Hours:
Track 1 2 Weeks Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Track 2 5 Weeks Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Track 3 8 Weeks Monday – Thursday 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Registration Capacity: 20 students maximum per cohort

2022 Registration Dates:
Track 2: Aug 15 – Sept 16, 2022
Track 3: Sept 5 – Oct 15, 2022
Track 1: Oct 15 – Nov 20, 2022

Class Start Dates:
Track 2: Sept 20, 2022
Track 3: Oct 24, 2022
Track 1: Dec 5, 2022

To Register for Classes or for More Information:

Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Certification Training

Contact Information:
Tiffany Elliott- Training Program Manager
Phone: (213) 297-1513
Email: [email protected]
(Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM)