Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Peer Specialist Mental Health Certificate -- Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2014 Class

RAMS, in collaboration with SFSU, is excited to announce that the Peer Specialist Mental Health Certificate Program is currently accepting applications for the Spring 2014 Class!
Funded by the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), the Peer Specialist Mental Health Certificate Program provides a 12-week long training for consumers of behavioral health services or family members who are interested in becoming peer counselors/peer specialists in the field of community behavioral health.

We are looking for individuals who are:
  • at least 18 years old
  • residents of San Francisco
  • have completed at least a high school level education or GED
  • current or past consumers of behavioral health services and/or family members
  • interested in helping others in the community behavioral health setting

Application and course timeline is as follows:
  • Tuesday, January 7th - Application Release
  • Tuesday, January 21st - Optional Program Open House (see image below for details)
  • Friday, February 14th @ 5:00pm - Application Deadline
  • Week of March 10th - Notification of Application Status
  • Friday, March 21st - Registration Forms Due for accepted applicants
  • Tuesday, April 1st - 1st Day of Class
  • Thursday, June 19th - Graduation Ceremony
OPEN HOUSE FLYER (Right-click and select any option to "Open")
Kindly distribute this to those in your network and your consumer community, as applicable.

Please feel free to contact Program Coordinator, Shana Averbach, LMFT at (415) 668-5955 x386 or shanaaverbach@ramsinc.org should you have any questions.
Program brochures & application forms are also available for download at: http://www.ramsinc.org/peer.php

We look forward to receiving the applications, Spring 2014 class, and beginning of another great cohort!

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