Links, Articles, Technical Reports & Resources
General Peer Specialist Training, Certification & Position Information
Brasher, D. & Rossi, L. (2012). Certification of Consumer, Youth, Family and Parent Providers: A Review of the Research.
Illinois Mental Health Collaborative for Access and Choice. (2012). Effective Utilization of CRSS Professionals (Peer Specialists): Provider Training Series.
Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health (2014). Peer Specialist Training & Certification Programs: A National Overview.
Schwenk, E.B., Brusilovskiy, E., & Salzer, M.S. (2009). Results from a National Survey of Certified Peer Specialist Job Titles and Job Descriptions: Evidence of a Versatile Behavioral Health Workforce. The University of Pennsylvania Collaborative on Community Integration.
Scottish Recovery Network. (2006). Development of Peer Specialist Roles: A Literature Scoping Exercise.
Swinford, J. (2014). The Peer Specialist Certification Process in New York State.
Peer Specialist Career Development Resources
Wolf, J. Maula, E., & Padron, J. (2015). Education Pays! 2.0 Peer Career Development Strategies. (Powerpoint presented at 2015 Alternatives Conference).
Wolf, J. Maula, E., & Padron, J. (2015). Education Pays! 2.0: Peer Career Development Strategies Resource List. (Conference hand-out for 2015 Alternatives Conference).
Peer Specialist Supervision
Daniels, A. S., Tunner, T. P., Powell, I., Fricks, L., Ashenden, P., (2015). Pillars of Peer Support–VI: Peer Specialist Supervision.
Postsecondary/Academic Certificate & Degree Programs
Brasher, D. & Rossi, L. (2009). Supported Education as a Career Pathway Strategy into the Mental Health Workforce for Individuals with a Psychiatric Disability.
Career Development Resources
Coddington, L., Rosenberg, J. & Wolf, J. (2011). Connecticut Career Pathways in Behavioral Health. New Haven, CT: Connecticut Workforce Collaborative on Behavioral Health.
Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, California Workforce Investment Board. (2013). Behavioral Health Career Pathway Report.
Peer Leadership in Behavioral Health
Jones, N. (2015). Peer Involvement & Leadership in Early Intervention for Psychosis Services: From Planning to Peer Support and Evaluation.
Other Journal Articles & Reports