Natural Peer Leadership Training


Participants will learn Participants will learn Peer Support as a discipline with unique skills: learn to transform past experiences into healing for others; operate from what’s strong, rather than what’s wrong; explore the recovery principles and practices of hope, mutuality, “being with”, strengths-based language, solutions-based planning, and motivational interviewing. Study cocounseling, how be an effective member of a clinical team, peer ethics and boundaries, and best practices in alignment with SAMHSA’s Peer Support Core Competencies. Discuss the history of Peer Support, working with trauma, alternative views on madness and harm reduction approaches to addiction; and explore renown models of peer support from around the world.

This is an experiential training with daily shared pairings and role plays, designed to support ones’ recovery journey; educate and reinforce the culture of Peer Support Specialists, Peer Navigators and Recovery Coaches, and prepare participants for Alaska Peer Support Certification.

This training is taught by people in successful recovery from behavioral health challenges, and is offered especially for people who have personally experienced traumas, mental illness and/or addiction in their families, with friends or themselves – as well as all students of behavioral health.



September 16-20

September 30 – October 3

8:30 am – 4 pm


Held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Church, 2824 E 18th Ave, Anchorage

Cost: $150