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Day 2: Peggy Swarbrick Keynote Presentation

Presenter: Peggy Swarbrick Ph.D., FAOTA, Research Professor, Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology and Associate Director of the Center of Alcohol & Substance Use Studies; Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey Wellness Institute

This session introduces skills and strategies for engaging Peer Specialists/Advocates in supervision. Implementing a collaborative strengths-based supervision process requires that staff be fully engaged as partners. Supervisors must respect the positive qualities and valued role of each type of Peer Specialist/Advocate, use effective communication skills, and create a safe and supportive supervision relationship that facilitates self-reflection. When staff can provide feedback and express needs, they can share what they need to perform effectively and feel satisfied. This session will review core skills and strategies and a structured format that can be readily applied.

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