Danya Institute Inc.

Continuing Education

Supervising Peer Recovery Specialist (Eastern Shore)

Supervising Peer Recovery Specialist (Eastern Shore) Event Type: Educational Event What: This one-day training is directed to individuals who are responsible for supervising peer recovery specialists (PRS/PRSS). The training will assist the supervisors in identifying and directing the skills, knowledge and abilities of their PRS staff as well as supporting them in their roles. When: […]


Supervising Peer Recovery Specialist (Central Region)

Supervising Peer Recovery Specialist (Central Region) Event Type: Educational Event What: This one-day training is directed to individuals who are responsible for supervising peer recovery specialists (PRS/PRSS). The training will assist the supervisors in identifying and directing the skills, knowledge and abilities of their PRS staff as well as supporting them in their roles. When: […]


SAVE THE DATE: PEER RECOVERY SPECIALIST TRAINING *2014 Training Calendar*

Mentoring and Education Date         Location Contact Hours January 17th Dri-Dock Wellness and Recovery Center, Cambridge, MD 6 January 24th Washington County Health Department, Hagerstown, MD 6 January 31st Spring Grove Hospital Center, Baltimore, MD 6 Advocacy Date Location Contact Hours February 6th Washington County Health Department, Hagerstown, MD 6 February 13th Spring Grove Hospital Center, […]


Disaster Mental Health Responder Certification Training at the DC Department of Behavioral Health

 The District of Columbia’s Department of Behavioral Health conducted a free two-day training entitled Disaster Mental Health Responder Certification Training which this author attended on October 21st and 28th, 2013.  Although open to the general public, the majority of attendees were Department of Mental Health employees who needed to earn continuing education credits. Although this […]


Advocacy (Western Region)

Event Type: Educational Event What: What is the “A” and the “a”? This training is designed to help peer recovery specialist who related to individuals as an advocate become skilled in various forms of advocacy. Through utilizing a person-centered approach and coaching strategies, participants will develop strategies to demonstrate the meaning of power, influence and […]


Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Credential Training

There are certain knowledge areas and skills that are required to provide effective peer recovery support services to individuals living with behavioral health disorders. Certified Peer Recovery Specialists must demonstrate the ability to provide effective services including advocacy, mentoring, education, recovery support, and ethical responsibility. In addition, Certified Peer Recovery Specialists must provide services with […]


MENTORING & EDUCATION WORKSHOP (Eastern Shore)

Event Type: Educational Event What: Peer Recovery Specialists are valuable resources for other persons in recovery and demonstrate how to achieve and maintain wellness. This training is designed to help peer recovery specialist who are interested in mentoring and education utilize life experience, positive relationships and self-care to increase the capacity for sustainable recovery. When: […]


“SafeTALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone” Training Review

The District of Columbia Department of Mental Health regularly conducts a free three-hour training entitled “SafeTALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone”. Although open to anyone over the age of 15, the majority of attendees tend to be employees of the Department of Behavioral Health who needed to earn continuing education credits. This author recently attended one of them. This […]

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Avatar Assisted Therapy at the “Brave New World”

At the “Brave New World: Using Technology to Enhance Behavioral Health” Symposium Dick Dillon addressed the challenges of limited accessibility of traditional addiction treatment. This symposium took place on March 8, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland.  Dick Dillon is the founder and CEO of Innovaision, LLC and his co-presenter, Dave Ennis, MS, is the Western Region […]