Free Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Training Offered

The next free Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) training in Knoxville, May 11-15, 2015.  The application can be obtained by clicking here. from the website:

An applicant has to have two (2) years in recovery; any application should be submitted as soon as possible – there is limited seating.  Peer recovery support is an evidence-based practice for supporting people with mental illness and substance use disorders. Peer recovery support is provided by specially trained individuals who self-identify as having personally experienced a mental illness, substance use disorder, or co-occurring disorder and who have successfully accessed the treatment and resources necessary to build their own personal recovery. This model is fostered in Tennessee through the Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Program, which is administered by the Office of Consumer Affairs and Peer Recovery Services. Certification expands professional employment opportunities for people who have lived experience of mental illness, substance use disorder, or co-occurring disorders.

6 Replies to “Free Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Training Offered”

  1. I would love to receive this valuable training and get to work assisting mental health professional help those who are suffering.

    1. Vet to Vet Tennessee has not been involved with the TN Department of Mental Health and/or their Certified Peer Recovery Specialist training since 2015. Here is the link to the TN program:
      Vet to Vet Tennessee still offers free training for PTSD Awareness, Intervention, Resolution (PAIR) training (7 hour class with a minimum of 10 attendees per class. We offer Veteran Specific QPR suicide prevention monthly at Cornerstone of Recovery in Louisville TN on the last Thursday of every month at 10:00 am or we can schedule a free class for you if you have a minimum of 10 attendees; class is 90-120 minutes. Please feel free to call me at 865-850-8376 if you would like to learn more about our programs or want to volunteer. Peace, Ed Junod Acting President

    2. I would love to sign up for training to become a certified peer recovery specialist in Tennessee but I can’t afford the training classes. I work in recovery and I have been for 4 years now but I really need these training classes

    1. Good afternoon Katrina. Vet to Vet TN does not provide CPRS training. The training is provided by the state’s Mental Health Department. Here is the link to their website: We provided PTSD and Suicide Prevention programs. Next class for QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Instructor is scheduled for December 17, 2019. Thank you.

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