Only participants who have completed GPS Group Peer Support Facilitator Training are eligible to become Certified GPS Facilitators. GPS monthly online video classes are for those enrolled in the GPS Certification Program.
GPS Certification Classes are a key component of becoming a Certified GPS Facilitator. Each class is led by a GPS Master Trainer, offers a GPS Group in which you participate as both a member and as a facilitator, and covers facilitator topics and skill-building in depth.
GPS certification includes:
GPS certification packet
When you enter our GPS Certification Program you will receive the GPS Certification Packet. This includes everything you need to develop your GPS groups, demonstrate competency and identify areas where you have questions and want more skill building.
monthly video continuing education classes
GPS hosts monthly online video classes, or “Tune Ups”, for those enrolled in the GPS Certification Program. Each class is led by a GPS Master Trainer, offers a GPS Group in which you participate as a member and as a facilitator, and covers topics such as, refining Mindfulness Rest Stops, developing Realities and Principles for your unique population, cultural and population-specific adaptations of GPS, handling difficult group situations, getting started, outreach and recruitment.
GPS Certification Video Classes are held on the last Thursday of the month (except July & Dec) at 7 – 9 pm EST, 6 – 8 CT, 5 – 7 MT, 4 – 6 PT. Download Zoom for free on your computer to join live! Sessions are also recorded.
benefits to you
The GPS Certification process allows GPS Facilitators to show competency in all areas of facilitating a GPS group and supports your growth with GPS Facilitator skills such as strategic planning for outreach and recruitment, fidelity to the GPS model, specialized adaptation for, and knowledge of, unique populations, and evidence of group member satisfaction. Certification is also the first step to becoming a GPS Master Trainer and engaging with GPS in a deeper way.