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Peggy Swarbrick

Peggy Swarbrick

Peggy Swarbrick, PhD, FAOTA, is a Research Professor in the Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology and Associate Director of the Center of Alcohol & Substance Use StudiesShe has worked for 26 years at theCollaborative Support Programs of New Jersey Wellness Institute Director. She has developed a strengths-based 8-dimensional wellness model that is been used for various populations as a strength-based approach for whole health recovery and prevention.  Dr Swarbrick has made significant contributions to the body of literature in occupational therapy, nursing, and community behavioral health care practice, focused on such topics as wellness coaching, peer support, and self-care. She has developed supervisor training resources for peer support workers including training manuals. Dr Swarbrick developed a Wellness Learning Collaborative program designed to support the wellness of the workforce and is a collaborator on peer support models for healthcare professionals and educators to prevent burnout.