Yes, "certified behavioral health peer support specialist" or "behavioral health peer support specialist".
Peer training programs vary, however all require:
Applicant must identify as having a behavioral health condition.
Applicant must be ""in recovery"" for 2 years, which is defined partially as no hospitalizations longer than 72 hours and no incarceration.
Board approved 40-hour course with emphasis on ethics and a training exam.
Applicant. Potentially employer.
Similar to training requirements.
Yes, a background check is required. The application has space to "include a detailed explanation on the event(s) and documentation from the source (licensing board, federal agencies/programs, or civil/criminal court proceedings such as initiating/charging documents, final disposition/judgement documents, etc.)" so that "an applicant who has a history of criminal convictions has the opportunity to demonstrate to the board that the applicant is sufficiently rehabilitated to warrant the public trust. The board may deny the license if it determines that the applicant is not sufficiently rehabilitated."
Montana Board of Behavioral Health
PO Box 200513
301 S Park, 4th Floor
Helena, MT 59620-0512
On the respective websites of the providers.
This information is available online via the Montana Board of Behavioral Health and should be checked at their website ( http://boards.bsd.dli.mt.gov/bbh ) for the most up to date vendor list.
Montana’s Peer Network
109 East Lewis Street, Livingston, MT 59047
Complete 20 hours of continuing education and submit proof of completion.
CPS supervisors are required to meet criteria as laid out in 24.219.421 Administrative Rules of the state of Montana. It states a CBHPSS supervisor must be licensed as an LCSW, LCPC, LMFT, LAC, physician, psychologist, or an advanced practice registered nurse with a clinical specialty in psychiatric mental health nursing.
In addition, the supervisor must have:
(a) three years of licensed experience working in the supervisor's respective discipline; OR
(b) board-approved training in clinical supervision, which will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and must have a minimum of:
(i) one semester credit of post-licensure board-approved graduate education; or
(ii) 20 clock hours of board-approved training in clinical supervision
Yes, as of 2019.
Partially paid for through medical cannabis laws.
Montana’s Peer Network