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, Operations Director. 


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.


The first 40 hours of class will be held from September 18th to September 22. The following 40 hours will be held weekly on Saturdays (September 30th and October  7th, 14th, 21st, 28th. Class is held from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. This training is specifically designed to encompass whole health certification to Peer Wellness Specialists upon completion.


Space is limited to 25 students. To apply for this training, please complete the application below and return to:  

Sunny Briscoe ( or

FAX to 503.922.2360.


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

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