Training with Certification

MHANYS CarePath™ supports intergenerational health. It is a relational-based tool to promote mind-body health and healing. This tool is designed for professionals and paraprofessionals partnering with youth and adults managing mental health.

What is a MHANYS CarePath™ Coach?

Managing behavioral health conditions often go beyond what traditional treatment and discharge planning can accommodate. A MHANYS certified CarePath™ Coach:

  • provides participants and their chosen supporters with five in-person sessions or 10 online sessions within 90 days
  • assists those with a setback in managing their behavioral health
  • removes diagnoses from being the center of attention and moves participants away from an illness perspective to a wellness mindset

Who Can Apply to be a Coach?

MHANYS CarePath™ is appropriate for professionals and para-professionals and upon certification 20 credentialing renewable credit hours are available for CASAC Counselors, Peer Support Specialists, Family Peer Advocates and Youth Peer Advocates.

Within every school, there is someone well-suited to be a MHANYS CarePath™ Coach – ready to support a student experiencing a setback and gain the opportunity for professional development.

Training Requirements

21 hours of in-person training or 15 hours of online training both options include a three-year certification.


In-person classroom instruction;

  • $2,000 per-person for in-person class instruction (6 or more group rate is $1,500 per-person)
  • Maximum attendees per class is 24 and lunch is included in the cost

Online class instruction;

  • $1,500 per-person
  • Maximum attendees per class is 20

Payment must accompany registration by credit card. We recommend applying 3 to 4 weeks prior to your preferred course training date.

Certification Benefits
  • MHANYS CarePath™ Coaching Manual and access to all program materials
  • 20 renewal clock hours for CASAC Counselors, Peer Support Specialists, Youth Peer Advocates and Family Peer Advocates
  • Friday Forums for technical assistance in program implementation
  • Learning Collective Summit gathering all CarePath™ Coaches and MHANYS Mental Health Community Partners for networking and community mental health partnerships
  • Quarterly MHANYS CarePath™ Newsletters
  • Attendance at MHANYS annual conference/ workshops for MHANYS CarePath™ Coaches

Upcoming Trainings

Trainings listed are Monday-Friday from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.

  • December 12-16, 2022
  • January 23-27, 2023
  • February 6-10, 2023
  • March 20-24, 2023

Testimonials from participants attending MHANYS CarePath™ Coach certification training.

A registered school nurse from Western New York stated, “MHANYS CarePath™ training built a new awareness of how to support my own health and wellbeing.” 

Charles, a Peer Support Specialist from New York City commented; “MHANYS CarePath™ has changed the way I think about self-care. I now understand how the practice of self-compassion provides self-care”

A Coach from Brooklyn shared, “I really enjoyed the training. Both facilitators were knowledgeable and presented the information in easy-to-understand ways to conceptualize what it means to be a CarePath Coach. I definitely recommend this training to people who want to be a supportive Coach to someone in their life or community.”

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