Below are our available trainings and upcoming events. If you do not see a training you would like to pursue, please contact us to be added to the wait list at For a list of our training options, visit our OPTIC page. 

Refund Policy: All cancellations must be received in writing to If cancellation is requested before a training commences, you will receive a full refund minus a $100 administration processing fee. Once a training begins, no refund will be given unless negotiated with Sunny Briscoe, Chief of Staff. 


Mental Health Association of Oregon is pleased to announce its Oregon Health Authority approved Peer Wellness Specialist Training! What is the Peer Wellness Specialist Training? 

This 80 hour intensive training. For questions regarding our next training, please call 503.922.2377.

Topics will include:

  • Introduction to Peer Wellness,

  • Trauma Informed Approach to Peer Support,

  • Person Directed Planning and Collaboration,

  • Problem Solving and Adult learning,

  • And many more.

We have two upcoming classes: 

May 9th-11th
May 15th-17th
May 30th-31st
June 1st
June 5th

July dates coming soon!

This training is specifically designed to encompass whole health certification to Peer Wellness Specialists upon completion. This program has been approved to train Adults to Adults in Mental Health Support and Adults to Adults Addiction Support.The cost of this course is $900.

Space is limited to 25 students. To apply for this training, please complete the online application below. To request a paper application, email Jessica Carroll at Jessica Carroll ( 

You may also send the application via mail or submit in person at

10373 NE Hancock St, Suite 106, Portland, Oregon 97220. Contact Jessica Carroll at 503.922.2377 with any questions.