Wisconsin Certified Peer Specialists (CPS)
- Last Updated: Oct 03, 2011
Wisconsin Certified Peer Specialists (CPS) are persons who have not only lived the experience of mental illness but also have had formal training in the peer specialist model of mental health supports for adults. They use their unique set of recovery experiences in combination with solid skills training to support peers who have mental illness. Peer Specialists actively incorporate peer support into their work while working within an agencies team support structure as a defined part of the recovery team.
Peer Specialists provide the uniquely targeted insight into certain aspects of mental health that only someone who has “been there” can formulate and convey. Peer Specialists are qualified not only by their personal experiences, but also by their training, which is specifically designed to facilitate the mental health recovery of their peers.
This website provides resources and information for Peer Specialists, persons seeking mental health support, and employers.