Painted Brain is a CalMHSA-approved Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Certification training vendor.

Our recent graduates have successfully completed an 80-hour professional training in evidence-based practices including trauma-informed care, peer disclosure, group facilitation, wellness and recovery planning, safety and crisis planning, cultural responsiveness, advocacy, digital literacy and law and ethics. Now they are ready to put their skills to work as full- or part-time employees or volunteers.

Advantages of Peer Support Specialists

Peer Support Specialists who have completed this training can fulfill important organizational roles:

  • Offering hope through sharing lived experience and modeling wellness and recovery
  • Providing individuals with strengths-based support, coaching and advocacy
  • Linking to resources in the community
  • Collaborating with care team members of different disciplines
  • Leading a variety of wellness and support groups
  • Documenting services provided in health records
  • Potentially generating Medi-Cal revenue (after passing certification exam)

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