Certified Peer Support Specialist in SL

GudingLightsCert_001 The Guiding Lights group in Second Life offers 6 session course on doing peer support within Second Life.

It is put on by Avalon Birke, RL Board Certified Counselor and psychotherapist; Kat Klata, highly experienced online healthcare support person.

I finished all 6 courses, and they were quite good.  Lots of role play, outstanding guest lecturers, and  super classmates.

If you are thinking about, or already doing, online peer support, I think you will find these classes helpful. I highly recommend them.  You need not go to every meeting if you do not want to pursue certification.

I graduated with honors for the work I did on a group discussion simulator.

More about  Guiding Lights Peer Specialist Training.

About John

Interested in how information intersects daily life, technology, and art. Collaboration specialist, working in social and collaborative media. Biomedical Informaticist, focusing on patient/patient, patient/provider communication.
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2 Responses to Certified Peer Support Specialist in SL

  1. Michael says:

    I’m a certified peer specialist in NYC, where or how can I find employment…I received my certification in Kentucky in December of 2008…PLEASE HELP ME

  2. John says:

    Hi Michael.
    Sorry, I don’t track employment for peer specialists. You might try American Self Help Clearinghouse for contact info for many peer support groups both online and in real life. The Online Therapy Institute may be a helpful organization to be involved with.

    There’s always a need for folks to help in Second Life. I don’t think the pay would be much, if at all, but you might find it a good place to start.

    Best of luck!

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