Peer Specialist Survey

NYAPRS Note: The University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking responses from peer specialists for a research survey that asks about their unique experiences. Please see below, as well as the attached flyer, for more information.


Are You Trained And/Or Certified As A Peer Specialist Or Peer Worker In The Behavioral Health Field?


We invite participation in an important peer career development research survey designed in collaboration with national consumer technical assistance centers and peer organizations. The survey asks about peer specialists’ career development; interest in and opportunities for advancement; current work climate; and perceptions of discrimination and stigma. Survey results will provide ground-breaking data on peer career development realities and opportunities.  We will share the findings widely throughout the behavioral health community. 

The primary investigator is Cherise Rosen of University of Illinois in Chicago, together with co-primary investigators Nev Jones and Jessica Wolf, with the assistance of Laysha Ostrow and  Jen Padron and co-sponsorship by the International Association of Peer Supporters (iNAPS), the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania (MHASP), the National Empowerment Center, Inc. (NEC), the National Empowerment Center, Inc. (NEC), the National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse, and the STAR Center.

The survey is HERE.