Pacific Clinics invites eligible participants to apply to attend the 80 hour instructor led online Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Certification Training. Training consists of 27 sessions that will be Monday/Tuesdays/Wednesday/Thursdays/Friday, 9:00am-12:00pm. This 80 hour course will consist of nine self-paced sessions and 18 live sessions via Zoom. 

This training equips current and aspiring peer support specialists in learning skills based content while utilizing their lived experiences to retain or gain employment within the mental health services field. Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialists have a transformative effect on care; whether through emergency response, inpatient settings, primary care, or alongside mental health professionals, peers use their valuable lived experiences to help others navigate and progress in their own recovery process.

Program Curriculum Includes:

·         Defining Mental Health/History of Mental Health
·         Recovery, Resiliency, & Wellness
·         Peer Support Core Competencies
·         Co-Occurring Disorders of Mental Health/Substance Use
·         SUD Recovery & Relapse Prevention
·         Stigma & Mental Health
·         Trauma Informed Care
·         Motivational Interviewing
·         Law & Ethics
·         Substance Use Disorders
·         Conflict Resolution

Who Can Participate

Individuals participating in this training are recommended to be in a peer level position or interested in joining the behavioral healthcare workforce as a: 
    • Peer Support Specialist
    • Peer Partner
    • Peer Advocate
    • Recovery Coach
    • Community Care Coordinator
    • Mental Health Advocates/Worker
    • or similar position 
Participation Requirements
  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • Have a high school diploma, GED, or college degree.
  • Self-identify as an individual with lived experience of the process of recovery from mental illness or substance use disorder, either as a consumer of these services or as the parent, caregiver, or family member of a consumer.
  • Be willing to share their story as a person with lived experience.
  • Have a strong dedication to recovery.
Selection Process
  • Only 50 slots available - Please submit this application as soon as possible to save your slot! 
  • Applicant will be notified via email regarding the application status 
  • If applicant meets all requirements based on the information submitted you will be notified of the selection to participate via email. 
On-Line Training Schedule:
Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursdays/Friday (6 week course)
9:00am - 12:00pm 

Week One
Monday, December 18, 2023 live/zoom
Tuesday, December 19, 2023 live/zoom
Wednesday, December 20, 2023 live/zoom
Thursday,December 21, 2023 live/zoom
Friday, December 22, 2023 Self-paced

Week Two
Wednesday January 3, 2024 live/zoom
Thursday January 4, 2024 live/zoom
Friday, January 5, 2024 live/zoom

Week Three
Monday, January 8, 2024 live/zoom
Tuesday, January 9, 2024 Self-paced
Wednesday, January 10, 2024 Self-paced
Thursday, January 11, 2024 live/zoom
Friday, January 12, 2024 live/zoom

Week Four
Tuesday, January 16, 2024 live/zoom
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 Self-paced
Thursday, January 18, 2024 Self-paced
Friday, January 19, 2024 live/zoom

Week Five
Monday, January 22, 2024 live/zoom
Tuesday, January 23, 2024 live/zoom
Wenesday, January 24, 2024 Self-paced
Thursday, January 25, 2024 Self-paced
Friday, January 26, 2024 live/zoom

Week Six
Monday, January 29, 2024 live/zoom
Tuesday, January 30, 2024 live/zoom
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 Self-paced
Thursday, February 1, 2024 Self-paced
Friday, February 2, 2024 live/zoom