Below are our available training 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. 


Money Basics is an interactive, peer-taught course that can be easily adapted to the class participant's level of experience with course topics. The person-directed design encourages participants to set and accomplish financial goals from creating and maintaining a budget to saving toward big goals. Learn how to facilitate the eight week Money Basics course, designed for people who experience mental health issues. 

In this training, you will learn the Money Basics course values, how to facilitate Person-Directed Plans specific to financial goals, and how to keep participants engaged in various financial topics.

Facilitators do not need financial expertise or have their own finances in perfect working order. Money Basics is designed to have the facilitators learn and grow with the participants with the goal of leaving the course with a better relationship with money. This training is free.

This training is scheduled for August 6-7, 2018 from 9:00AM to 5:00PM each day. To apply, fill out the online form below. DEADLINE TO APPLY IS JULY 27TH.


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: 

November 12th - 16th
November 26th - 30th

September 6th - 8th
September 13th - 15th
September 20th - 22nd
September 29th

This training is specifically designed to encompass whole health certification to Peer Wellness Specialists upon completion. The cost of this course is $750.

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.