Certificate in Peer Counseling

In this program you’ll study the nuances of facilitating peer counseling with one or more populations, including veteran’s, firefighters, and those affected by domestic violence, chronic illness, substance abuse, disaster, and trauma.

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Certificate in Peer Counseling Overview


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The Advanced Practice Certificate in Peer Counseling introduces you to the fundamentals of peer counseling, including building rapport, active listening, identifying mental health issues, advocacy, leading groups, teaching life skills, and providing referrals. You’ll also learn about the ethical aspects of the peer counselor relationship, such as maintaining appropriate boundaries and confidentiality.

You’ll also explore protocols related to working with peers who are experiencing crisis, mental illness and/or substance abuse, or who demonstrate signs of risk to self or others. The program incorporates the fundamentals of providing trauma-informed care, mental health first aid, and crisis management.


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Certificate Highlights

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Pathway to Master’s

The credits from this certificate coursework can be applied toward earning your Master of Science Degree in Forensic Behavioral Science or Forensic Leadership Administration.

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Entirely Online

Our Certificate in Peer Counseling is offered fully online. All classes and coursework can be completed virtually, allowing you to tailor your education to your schedule.

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In-Depth Learning

The program analyzes successful peer counseling models and their associated intervention and strategies by reviewing actual case studies and engaging in realistic simulations.

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Curriculum Plan


Course One: Peer Counseling

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of peer counseling, including building rapport, active listening, identifying mental health issues, advocacy, leading groups, teaching life skills, and providing referrals. Additional aspects of the peer counselor relationship, such as maintaining appropriate boundaries and confidentiality, are also explored.

Course two: Complex Issues in Peer Counseling

This course will review protocols related to working with peers who are experiencing crisis, mental illness and/or substance abuse, or who demonstrate signs of risk to self or others. Fundamentals of providing trauma-informed care, mental health first aid, and crisis management are incorporated.

Course three: Peer Counseling with Specific Populations

This course allows students to explore the nuances of facilitating peer counseling with one or more populations, including veteran’s, firefighters, and those affected by domestic violence, chronic illness, substance abuse, disaster, and trauma. Appropriate similarities and differences in approaches will be reviewed, allowing the student to gain a framework for expanding to different sectors and contexts.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the modality of the program?

    The program is offered fully online. All classes and coursework can be completed virtually, on your time, allowing you to tailor your education to your schedule.

  • What scholarship and financial aid options are available?

    Private and public scholarships can help you meet the cost of your education, and Alliant offers institutional scholarships for many of our students. Learn more about these scholarship opportunities here. Additional Financial aid is available for those who qualify in the form of loans, grants, federal work study, and military aid. Learn more in our Financial Options Guide.

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Degree Campus Locations


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Why Alliant

At Alliant, our mission is to prepare students for professional careers of service and leadership and promote the discovery and application of knowledge to improve the lives of people in diverse cultures and communities around the world. Our Vision is an inclusive world empowered by Alliant alumni.

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Why CSFS

The California School of Forensic Studies is dedicated to graduating rigorously educated and trained professionals who impact society, public opinion, and policy by applying science in the service of preventing, investigating, and mitigating conflict and violence. Not only will students build their expertise in evidence-based skills, they will also gain strategic leadership skills that are essential to their professional development.

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