Missouri Peer Specialist

Welcome

The Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) initiative is a significant part of the behavioral health transformation efforts taking place in Missouri. This Website is “home” to registration for training events, information on training content, the online exam and other information regarding Peer Specialists in Missouri. 

2023 LIVE CPS Trainings

 April 10-14, 2023 
Location:  Healing House, Inc.,  4505 St. John Avenue, Kansas City, MO  64123
Times: 
Monday:  8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday:  8:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

2023 VIRTUAL CPS Trainings

  • February 27-March 3, 2023
  • March 6 – 10, 2023
  • March 20 – 24, 2023
  • April 10 – 14, 2023
  • April 24 – 28, 2023
  • May 8 – 12, 2023
  • May 22 – 26, 2023
  • June 12 – 16, 2023
  • June 26 – 30, 2023
  • July 10 – 14, 2023
  • July 24 – 28, 2023
  • August 7 – 11, 2023
  • August 21 – 25, 2023
  • September 11 – 15, 2023
  • September 25 – 29, 2023
  • October 16  – 20, 2023
  • October 23 – 27, 2023
  • November 13 – 17, 2023
  • November 27 – Dec. 1, 2023
  • December 4 – 8, 2023
  • December 18 – 22, 2023

CPS ECHO

The CPS Echo is a great opportunity to learn from a panel of seven subject matter experts and get feedback from other peer specialists.  They happen on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and each one attended is worth one contact hour.  It is FREE, and these contact hours can be used towards renewing your CPS credential.   Each ECHO will consist of the panel providing some information to the peer specialists (around 20 minutes), and then the rest of the time is spent reviewing case studies which have been submitted ahead of time by peer specialists.   To sign up for the CPS ECHO’s, please click on this link: Show-Me ECHO: Move Knowledge, Not Patients (showmeecho.org)

Support systems are so important for mental health recovery.
Having the support of a peer with personal experience and understanding can make all the difference in the world.

Credit to the Missouri Mental Health Foundation with the help of the Missouri Department of Mental Health.

Training Expectations

Helpful Tools

Information regarding the purpose and content of the training and expectations for the role of the peer specialist.

Helpful Resources

Helpful Documents

The Pillars of Peer Support Services are recognized as valuable tools to support recovery. Each Summit generated a report  available for viewing on this website.

Info for Providers

Various articles assisting Recovery Providers are available in this section of the website. Items include first person accounts and various handouts.

Links & Resources

Links to other Peer Specialist resources. Convenient access to information regarding national, state and organization based activities related to peer support.