Supervising Peers: What You Didn’t Learn in Graduate School

  • When
    • October 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2021
    • Training begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 12:00 p.m. each day.
  • Where
    • Online  (The link for this virtual event will be sent to all registrants prior to the first day of training.)
  • Who Should Attend
    • Individuals working in county alcohol and drug abuse authorities who supervise one or more Certified Peer Support Specialists
  • Description
    • Clinical Supervisors are clinical experts trained to supervise clinicians. Certified Peer Support Specialists (CPSS), however, are not clinicians. This creates a new set of challenges, as well as continued opportunities for growth. The role of the CPSS is expansive and not confined by the traditional boundaries and restraints experienced in a clinical setting. This four-session didactic and experiential training will provide those who supervise the CPSS an understanding and best-practice approach to that supervision. It will demonstrate the unique role the CPSS plays in the recovery process and how to effectively utilize their skill set. Participants will enhance their understanding of the specific supervision needs of the CPSS and how best to meet those needs.
  • Objectives
    • Participants will:
      • Increase their understanding of the role the CPSS play in the recovery process;
      • Increase their understanding of how supervising the CPSS differs from supervising clinicians; and
      • Understand how to develop a supervision plan for a CPSS.
  • Trainer
    • Ed Johnson, LPC, LAC/S, MAC, CPSS, Associate Director of Training and Technical Assistance, Southeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center located at the National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Ga.
  • Contact
  • Credit
    • 12 NAADAC and/or NBCC CEUs
      Participants must attend all four sessions to receive a Certificate of Attendance.
  • Cost
    • None
  • Registration Deadline
    • October 1, 2021
    • Absolutely no registrations will be accepted after the deadline. Only registered attendees will receive credit hours for attending the training.