eCPR Training

April 19-20, 2018  |  SOLD OUT

Emotional CPR (eCPR) is an educational program of the National Empowerment Center (NEC) designed to teach people to assist others through emotional crises.

This two-day certification training is all inclusive and provides training, hands-on practice and coaching, eCPR workbook, and evaluation for certification. 

$279  |  Registration has closed for this event.

Anyone who frequently works with people going through an emotional/behavioral crisis will benefit from becoming eCPR certified.

This training is particularly helpful for crisis responders such as:

  • Social Workers
  • Service Coordinators
  • Emergency Medical Professionals
  • Fire Service Workers
  • Public Safety and Law Enforcement
  • Behavioral Health Professionals and Volunteers

The greatest benefit of eCPR is how simple it is to use while being capable of creating a positive impact on so many lives. 

You will also:

  • Master the elements of eCPR 
  • Develop skills to support a person in distress
  • Facilitate succesful reintegration after crises
  • Practice sessions to apply the eCPR approach 
  • Complete certification as an eCPR practitioner
  • Earn 1.6 CEUs

Emotional CPR (eCPR) is an educational program of the National Empowerment Center (NEC) and is designed to teach people to assist others through an emotional crisis by three simple steps: C=Connecting, P=emPowering, and R=Revitalizing. 

eCPR is based on the principles found in a number of support approaches: trauma-informed care, counseling after disasters, peer support to avoid continuing emotional despair, emotional intelligence, suicide prevention, and cultural attunement. Emotional CPR training was developed with the input of national leaders in peer support and  mental health recovery who learned through personal experience how to recover and grow from emotional crisis. 

This powerful training is key to supporting a person experiencing trauma, and practicing eCPR can be the first step towards moving those individuals to recovery.


  • Luann Simpson, MSW, CAPSW, CPS is a Certified Emotional CPR Trainer and has conducted trainings and workshops in Wisconsin since 2012. She is a Certified Advanced Practice Social Worker and a Wisconsin Certified Peer Specialist and Peer Specialist Trainer. Luann holds a certificate in Family Mediation and Non-profit Leadership. She is employed by the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Racine County as a Peer Support Consultant since her retirement after 18 years as the Program Director. Luann is an Associate Instructor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

  • Sandra (Sam) Ahrens, BSW, MA, CPS is a certified trainer for Emotional CPR and has conducted eCPR certification and facilitator trainings across the United States as well as abroad. In addition to developing and providing training and technical assistance to peer run recovery organizations, Sam has worked as a college writing instructor, a social worker, and an advocate in the areas of mental health, poverty and homelessness.  


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