Recovery Support Peer Specialist (RSPS) – Supplemental

The RSPS Specialty Training is an extensive program approved by HHSC (Health and Human Services Commission). Upon finishing the course and successfully passing the knowledge assessment, students will earn their certification.

Group therapy


The RSPS (Recovery Support Peer Specialist ) Specialty Training offers a tailored curriculum aimed at equipping individuals with the essential abilities and insights to adeptly assist those facing substance abuse challenges on their path to recovery. This program is specifically crafted for individuals who have personally encountered substance abuse challenges and aspire to leverage their unique experiences to bring about positive transformations in the lives of others.

What will you learn

RSPS (Recovery Support Peer Specialist) work overview, including historical context and foundations.

Values and ethics guiding RSPS, with emphasis on language’s impact in practice.

Five stages of the recovery process and their relevance to RSPS practice, utilizing personal stories for support.

Essential skills: active listening, holding space, group facilitation, promoting self-help, and understanding mental health systems’ impact on RSPS.

Significance of the environment in mental health, problem-solving, managing fear, holistic approach in RSPS practice.

About this course:


Feb 20 - 24 2024


8:00 am - 5:00 pm





Recovery Support Peer Specialist (RSPS)


24 Hours