Upcoming Webinar

Establishing a Model for Certified Recovery Peer Advocate Training Programs




Wednesday, September 18th  |  12:00 - 1:00 PM (Eastern)

Presented by:

Andrea Salis, PhD, CHES

Lori Conkling, MA

Queensborough Community College of the City University of New York


FREE - NYSPHA members

$10 - non-members

Continuing Education Credits:

1 CHES credit available

1 CPH credit available 

Space is limited, registration is required.

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The Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) training program at Queensborough Community College of the City University of New York (Queensborough), supported by the New York Alliance for Careers in Healthcare and New York City’s Department of Small Business Services, provides a tremendous opportunity for qualified students to develop the competencies needed to be successful CRPAs.

CRPAs are individuals who are certified to provide coaching, support, information, guidance, and motivation to those seeking or sustaining recovery from a substance use diagnosis. Students enrolled in Queensborough’s CRPA training participate in an 80-hour comprehensive program that includes CRPA training combined with a 3-credit college-level health education course, HE 104: Addictions and Dependencies.

This webinar aims to share experiences of integrating a non-credit training program with a college-credit health education course that provides students with the knowledge, skills and opportunities for employment to help individuals through their recovery process.

Speaker Biographies

Dr. Andrea Salis is a faculty member of Queensborough Community College, City University of New York (CUNY) since 2003. She serves as the Chairperson of the Health, Physical Education and Dance Department and is an Associate Professor of Health Education. Dr. Salis is a founding Co-Director of QCC’s A.S. Public Health and a Riegelman Award Recipient for Excellence in Public Health Programs. Prior to the establishment of the A.S. Public Health program, Dr. Salis served on the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) Framing the Future in Public Health for the Community College Task Force. In 2018, Dr. Salis was appointed the Chapter Liaison for the newly reestablished Greater New York SOPHE. From 2014-2018, she served as a faculty fellow in QCC’s Office of Academic Affairs. Her research includes cognition and health behaviors and public health program development.

Lori A. Conkling is the Continuing Education Director of Labor Market Research & Workforce Development at Queensborough Community College (CUNY), with extensive experience and expertise in Adult Learning, Continuing Education, Workforce Development, Learning & Development and Grants Writing and Management. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at St. John’s University, Queens, New York, with the Department of Rhetoric Communication & Theatre. She has co-authored a book entitled, Managing the Workplace Survivors: Organizational Downsizing & the Commitment Gap and is currently working on research on the Adult Learner in Health Care, particularly learners in the field of Behavioral Health.

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