CPR Dec 12 Webinar on Vocational Peer Support


Introduction to Vocational Peer Support:  A New Specialty in Peer Specialist Services

Webinar: Wed, Dec. 12th at 3:00 p.m. EST

Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

This webinar will describe the Vocational Peer Support (VPS) Training Curriculum and anecdotal experiences from five pilot trainings across the United States.  The VPS  Training is a continuing education program for Certified Peer Specialists (CPS) that prepares them to utilize their skills and personal lived experience of vocational recovery to inspire hope and model vocational recovery.

 The training teaches skills needed to support others to choose, get and keep meaningful education or employment from the unique place of one who has also walked the road, and does not duplicate services currently offered by employment specialists, rehabilitation counselors, etc.  Join us to hear about 3 years of experiences from the curriculum writers as well as training participants who are using the skills in the field.


  • Debbie Nicolellis, M.S., CRC/LRC  Project Manager , BU Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation and
  • Lyn Legere, M.S., CPRP, C.P.S.   Director of Life Long Learning, Transformation Center Inc., Boston, MA. and VPS Trainee from Advocates Inc., Framingham, MA.

There will be a minimal charge for each workshop of $10 per session and an additional $10 if you wish to receive formal credits.

For information and registration go to:  http://www.bu.edu/cpr/training/webinardec2012.pdf