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Day 2: Are you a Non-Peer Supervisor?…Presentation

Presenter: Joanne Forbes Ph.D., Consultant, Author, Founding Board Member Baltic Street Wellness Solutions, Inc

Experience and research suggest that integrating peer support workers (PSW) into behavioral health care systems can encounter barriers and challenges. The literature suggests that supervision and training are appropriate remedies for many of these. However, supervision in the context of behavioral health servicesis most commonly practiced as clinical supervision. Research into the experiences of PSWs supervised bynon-peer supervisors discovered intriguing answers to thequestions swirling around peer supervision; this discussion willshare these findings. This session highlights common issueswith clinical supervision and practical ways for supervisorsto offer peer-informed supervision that is more in alignmentwith the expressed needs of PSWs.

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