MRSS & MRSS-P Training

Missouri Recovery Support Specialist (MRSS): Credentialing for those who want to work in recovery support.
Missouri Recovery Support Specialist-Peer (MRSS-P): Credentialing for individuals in recovery who want to work in recovery support.

Class MRSS/MRSS-P Training Schedule

Friday, September 22: Recovery Ethics with Rev. Darren Faulkner (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) (6 hours)
Monday, September 25: Recovery Oriented System of Care (ROSC) with Scott Breedlove (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.) (6 hours) 
Monday, September 25: Culturally Informed with Megan Keller (3 p.m. - 5 p.m.) (2 hours)
Tuesday, September 26: Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) with Margaux Guignon & Megan Fowler (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) (8 hours)
Wednesday, September 27: Recovery & Relationships with Suzanne Taylor (9 a.m. - 2 p.m.) (6 hours)
Wednesday, September 27: Medicated Assisted Recovery with Megan Fowler (2 p.m. - 4 p.m.) (2 hours) 
Thursday, September 28: Recovery Communication with Michelle Irwin (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.) (4 hours)
Thursday, September 28: Spirituality & Recovery with Rev. Darren Faulkner (1 p.m. - 5 p.m.) (4 hours)
Friday, September 29: Motivational Interviewing/Stages of Change with Keith Faison (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.) (6 hours)
Friday, September 29: Co-Occurring Disorders with Keith Faison (8 a.m. - 10 a.m.) (2 hours)

Classes for a full day are $45; $150 for all classes. 

MRSS/MRSS-P Credential

In 2009 the Missouri Substance Abuse Professional Credentialing Board (MSAPCB) created the MRSS/MRSS-P credentialing process.

MRSS/MRSS-P credential requirements:
1. Minimum HS Diploma/GED
2. MRSS: 1000 hours of volunteer/work experience or
    MRSS-P: 1 Year of Personal Recovery
3. Professional Reference Form
4. 46 hours of specific training:
•         2 hours in Co-Occurring Disorders
•         4 hours in Spirituality and Recovery
•         6 hours in Recovery & Relationships
•         2 hours in Medicated Assisted recovery
•         6 hours in Motivational Interviewing/Stages of Change
•         6 hours in Recovery Oriented System of Care
•         6 hours in Recovery Ethics
•         8 Hours in Mental Health First Aid
•         2 hours in Culturally Informed Care
•         4 hours in Recovery Communication

With an MRSS or MRSS-P credential (must meet all requirements and apply through the Missouri Credentialing Board) you can provide recovery support services, which help individuals and families in finding recovery. An MRSS or MRSS-P is able to:
·         Help individuals connect with other people in recovery and their communities at large in order to develop a recovery network
·         Share experiences of recovery, share and support the use of recovery tools and model successful behaviors
·         Help individuals make independent choices and to take a proactive role in their recovery
·         Assist individuals in identifying strengths and personal resources to aid in their setting and achieving recovery goals
·         Assist individuals in following through on their goals
·         Support efforts to find and maintain employment
·         Assist with health and wellness activities
·         Connect individuals to a network of recovery resources

Contact Michelle Irwin with questions: 816-800-8046, michellei@firstcallkc.org