Supervision Resources

To equip you for the peer support journey.

A growing list of digital resources to equip you for success in your journey as a peer supporter.

Integrated Care In Action Podcast: Strategies For Effective Peer Supervision ​

Author: Beverly Haberle ( Executive Director, The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc.); Lena Marder (Clinical Supervisor for Peer Specialists, The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc.); and Fred Shue (Certified Recovery Specialist, The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc.)

Hiring and Supervising Peer Providers to Support Integrated Care

Author: SAMHSA-HRSA; Center for Integrated Health Solutions

Key Words: Peer specialist competencies, peer support principles, implementation of peer specialists, supervisor competencies, retaining peer specialists, hiring peer specialists

Supervisory Repository Annotated Bibliography

Source: National Association of Peer Supporters (N.A.P.S.)

Key words: Peer support, supervision, low wages, boundaries, professionalism, hiring, lived experience, recovery, stigma, hiring, ADA, assessment, mental health, satisfaction, ethics, developmental model, training, stages of development, supervision research, service delivery, reciprocal, benefits to the peer workers, rural, competencies, rural supervision, confidence

A Curriculum for Supervisors: Supporting and Learning from the Peer Workforce

Source: The Transformation Center

Key Words: Supervisor competencies, peer support principles, peer specialist competencies, implementation of peer specialists, organizational culture, recovery principles, job description, evaluation, role clarity

A Guide to Supervising and Developing Young Adult Peer Mentors

Author: Vanessa V. Klodnick

Keywords: Supervisor Competencies, reasonable accommodations, documentation, implementation of peer specialists, TAY, job performance

Source: National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors

Key Words: Peer specialist competencies, clinical supervision, hiring, retaining

Mastering Supervision: Moving from Effective to Excellent (April 2015)

Author: Jack Bowling, Jeanne Supin, Nick Szubiak

Key Words: Supervisor competencies, clinical supervision, boundaries, culture change

Peer Supervision

Source: Café TA Center

Key Words: Supervisor competencies, peer support principles, role clarity, recovery principles, peer specialist competencies, boundaries

Oh No! We’ve Hired Consumers: Personnel Policies and Practices for People in Recovery

Author: Joshua Koerner, Deborah Max

Key Words: ADA, reasonable accommodations, hiring, retaining, job

Peer Supervision: What’s Working, How, and Why (April 2018)

Author: Jessica Wolf

Key Words: Trauma informed care, supervisor competencies

Peer Support as Supervisors (2015)

Author: Erme Maula

Key Words: Supervision, role clarity

Peer Support Toolkit

Source: Philadelphia DBHIDS

Key Words: Recovery principles, Organizational culture, Implementation of peer specialists, Supervisor competencies, Reasonable accommodations, Compensation, Satisfaction, Retaining peer specialists, Hiring peer specialists, Job descriptions, Job performance, Boundaries, Dual relationships, Role clarity, documentation, evaluation

Pillars of Peer Support Services Summit Six: Peer Specialist Supervision

Source: The Carter Center

Key Words: Supervisor competencies, job description, implementation of peer specialists, role clarity, organizational culture, evaluation

Supervision of Peer Workers


Strategies for Supervising Peer Support Workers (April 2017)


Key Words: Supervisor Competencies, peer specialist competencies

Substance Use Disorder Peer Supervision Competencies

Source: The Regional Facilitation Center

Key Words: Supervisor Competencies, recovery principles, boundaries, evaluation, peer specialist competencies, role clarity, organizational culture

Supervising Peer Support Staff: What Does It Take? (May 2018)

Author: Laurie Curtis, Cheryl Cagne, Lyn Legere

Key Words: Supervisor competencies, role clarity, peer support principles, reasonable accommodations

Supervision and Peers: Opportunity for Paradigm Shift (August 2017)

Author: Jonathan Edwards and Gita Enders

Key Words: Boundaries, role clarity, job descriptions, job performance

Supervisor Guide: Peer Support Whole Health and Wellness

Source: Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network

Key Words: Supervisor Competencies, reasonable accommodations, ADA, job descriptions, peer specialist competencies, boundaries, role clarity, organizational culture

Training and Credentialing Peer Supervisors (2016)

Author: Florence Alberque and Holly Dixon

Key Words: Supervisor competencies, certification

Trauma-Informed Peer Supervisory Practice (2015)

Author: Cathy Cave and Michael Johnan

Key Words: Peer support principles, organizational culture, trauma-informed, supervisor competencies

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