DCRC’s Peer Specialist Training (PST) is a certificate program by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. It is a free class for adults who have lived experience with mental health disabilities that want to begin a career in the social services field. It includes training on evidence-based practices and the 12 core competencies required by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  

Now Registering for the July 19 – Sep 2, 2021 Training:  Classes meet on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays over a 8 week period from 9am – 3pm. Students will spend 5 hours a day in class setting totaling 120 class hours followed by a non-paid internship at a social service agency for a total of 96 hours, which students are responsible for finding their own internship.  

Program Eligibility

Adults age 18 or older who:

  • have achieved wellness with their mental health disability and/or recovery from alcohol or substances for a minimum of 2 years,
  • have a high school diploma or GED, and,
  • Can demonstrate basic computer literacy/proficiency and have a working computer, laptop or tablet.
  • US Veterans encouraged to apply

If you meet the eligibility criteria and if you are ready for the above commitment call to set up an interview with :

John Albarran, Peer Support Training Coordinator at 310-390-3611 Ext.230 or email: john@dcrc.co.

Please include your contact information, such as phone number.   Last day of interviews will be on July 14. Call us now!