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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.

Organizations interested in private Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Certification Training options for staff members should reach out to [email protected] for information on special group training rates. Organizations wishing to send individual employees/volunteers through training should have potential students complete our Interest Form at https://paintedbrain.org/peer-support-specialist-certification/

Individuals who are ineligible for employer pay, do not receive a scholarship via CalMHSA, and lack means to pay for Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Certification Training out of pocket may be eligible for a separate scholarship funded by the CA Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI). Interested individuals should complete our Interest Form at https://paintedbrain.org/peer-support-specialist-certification/). Note that this is a limited funding option, and application is not a guarantee of funding.

Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Certification Training Schedule:

Training Methods: Online only (LMS system plus virtual classroom)

Training Modality: Cohort Style

Training Length: Varies

2022 Registration Dates: Ongoing/Rolling

Class Start Dates:

January 23 – February 23, 2023 – M/W 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

January 24 – February 24, 2023 – T/Th 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

January 30 – March 27, 2023 – M-Th 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

To Register for Classes or for More Information:
https://paintedbrain.org/peer-support-specialist-certification/

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