Celia Brown is a psychiatric survivor who was instrumental in developing the peer specialist civil service title in the country and first peer specialist in NYS. Celia is the Regional Advocacy Specialist at the NYC Field Office, New York State Office of Mental Health. She provides technical assistance and support to people with psychiatric disabilities and their families. Celia facilitates trainings on peer support, wellness and recovery approaches in community mental health agencies and is a long-time leader in the peer movement.
T. MYCHAEL RAMBO
T. Mychael Rambo is a Regional Emmy Award winning actor, vocalist, arts educator and public speaker who has made an indelible mark on the Twin Cities’. He has shared his talents nationally and internationally as well as in television commercials, feature films, and other television programming. T. Mychael is also an accomplished arts educator, affiliate professor at the University of Minnesota, highly sought-after public speaker and committed community organizer.
The 2021 Minnesota All Peer Specialist Conference is Minnesota’s first conference to bring together various types of peers including mental health peer specialists, family peer specialists, peer recovery specialists, etc. The conference is designed for peer specialists. The first day of the conference features cross-training options for peers to enhance their skills as well as intensive training opportunities including an opioid use disorder training specifically designed for peers or a session designed to learn how to be an effective supervisor of peer specialists. The second day of the conference blends dynamic keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and time to visit the virtual exhibit hall. There are also networking opportunities and recovery groups scheduled throughout the conference.
Conference Dates: July 23-24, 2021
Where: Virtual Event