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Painted Brain | Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Certification Training
We're bridging communities and changing the conversation about mental illness using arts and media.
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Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Certification Training


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.

Training Method(s): Online only (LMS system plus virtual classroom) 

Training Modality: Cohort Style 

Training Length: Varies 

  • 2 week
  • 5 week
  • 8 week

Training Hours:

Track 1  2 Weeks Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Track 2a  5 Weeks Monday & Wednesday 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Track 2b 

Track 3 

5 Weeks Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM 8 Weeks Monday – Thursday 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM


Registration Capacity: 20 students maximum per cohort 

2022 Registration Dates: 

  • Track 2a or 2b: Aug 15 – Sept 2, 2022
  • Track 3: Sept 5 – Oct 15, 2022
  • Track 1: Oct 15 – Nov 20, 2022

Class Start Dates: 

  • Track 2a: Sept 12, 2022
  • Track 2b: Sept 13, 2022
  • Track 3: Oct 24, 2022
  • Track 1: Dec 5, 2022

To Register for Classes or for More Information:

Contact Person:
Tiffany Elliott, Training Program Manager 

Contact Info: or (213) 297-1513 (Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM PST)

Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Certification Training