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Day 1: Jonathan Edwards Keynote Presentation

Five Critical Functions of Supervision and the Competencies of Effective Supervisors of Peer Staff
Presenter: Jonathan P. Edwards, Ph.D., LCSW. ACSW, NYCPS, Program Consultant, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

In this keynote, Dr. Edwards will discuss the Five Functions of Supervision, which expanded on an earlier supervision model developed by SAMHSA BRSS TACS. This expanded model not only has become familiar to supervisors and peer support specialists but is central to recently published research exploring the importance, criticality, and frequency of 71 competencies associated with these five supervision functions. The presenter will share about his personal and professional genesis of this model as well as situational vignettes to illustrate how these functions can be operationalized in practice.

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