Peer Recovery Support Series, Part 4: Peer Supervision - Leadership and Lived Experience
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The approach to supervising peer support workers is, to say the least, inconsistent across the country. Peer Support services are provided from the perspective of shared experience and mutual understanding. However, oftentimes we lose the spirit of equality and mutuality at the level of supervision. Lived experience, supervision, and leadership should be connected when developing and implementing the supervision of peer workers. In this presentation, participants will be introduced to peer supervision, supervisor ethics, and the role that lived experience plays in supervision, workforce development, and program implementation.
Kyle Brewer, BS, PRPS, is the Peer Specialist Program Manager for NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals. He oversees the development and implementation of an innovative three-tier credentialing process for the Arkansas Peer Support Model. Brewer earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Addiction Studies from the University of Central Arkansas in 2013. He went on to use his lived experience with drug and alcohol addiction to become a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist, where he became the first Peer Recovery Specialist in Arkansas to be stationed in an emergency department. In 2020, he became one of the first ten Certified Peer Support Supervisors in Arkansas. Brewer is a trainer on a variety of topics, including Peer Support, Peer Supervision, and Family Opioid Response Narcan Training. He was awarded the 2021 Arkansas Peer Leadership and 2022 Kirk Lane Peer Champion Awards.
- Participants will be able to summarize the role and responsibilities of a peer support worker or recovery coach.
- Participants will be able to summarize the role and responsibilities of a peer supervisor.
- Participants will be able to describe the importance of connecting lived experience to supervision and leadership.
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Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters.
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