Intentional Peer Support is a way of thinking about and inviting transformative relationships. Practitioners learn to use relationships to see things from new angles, develop greater awareness of personal and relational patterns, and support and challenge each other in trying new things.
Based on Shery Mead’s book, Intentional Peer Support: An Alternative Approach, our virtual Core Training is a 10-day introduction to this innovative framework and is designed to have you practicing right away. In a highly interactive environment, participants learn the tasks and principles of IPS, examine assumptions about who they are, and explore ways to create relationships in which power is negotiated, co-learning is possible, and support goes beyond traditional notions of “service.” IPS is all about opening up new ways of seeing, thinking, and doing, and here we examine how to make this possible.
This is a virtual training and we’ll be using Zoom as the platform. You’ll receive the joining information via email prior to the training.
Please review this document in its entirety before registering. Registration for this training indicates agreement to participation as noted in the document.
Mondays and Tuesdays for ten half days: 11/6, 11/7, 11/13, 11/14, 11/20, 11/21, 12/4, 12/5, 12/11, and 12/12, 12:30 – 4:30pm ET each day. There will be (2) 15-minute breaks each day. *Please note: we will not be meeting the week of 11/27.* In case a training session needs to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, we will hold Wednesday 12/13, 12:30-4:30pm ET, as a makeup day.
Lindsay Mesa (she/her), Vermont Statewide IPS Trainer
J Helms (they/them), Vermont Statewide IPS Trainer
This training is generously sponsored by Vermont’s Peer Workforce Development Initiative – there is only a $100 fee per participant for IPS Core Materials (a book). Please include an address for shipping when you register.
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