ABOUT THIS RESOURCE
Many peer specialists are supervised by clinicians who do not identify as having the lived experience of recovery. In this webinar, Pat Deegan describes best practices for supervisors of peer specialists and introduces tools to help peer specialists and supervisors remain on track in their work together. The webinar recording will be of interest to supervisors and peer specialists, but all are welcome.
- Presentation slides
- Supervisor Checklist for Peer Supporters
- Highlights & Key Concepts Document
- The Icarus Project: Madness and Oppression. Disponible en español: Locura y opresión
- Transformative Mutual Aid Practices (T-MAPs)
- Eight Dimensions of Wellness, SAMHSA
- The My Mental Health Crisis Plan app (available for Apple and Android mobile devices)
- Peer support resources from the Northwest MHTTC's resource library
Pat Deegan, PhD
Patricia E. Deegan, PhD's mission is to help activate and empower mental health services users in their own recovery and to provide peer supporters and clinicians with the know-how to support people in their recovery journey. She is uniquely positioned to fulfill her vocation because she was diagnosed with schizophrenia as a teenager, went on to get her doctorate in clinical psychology and today leads a company run by and for people in recovery. She is a thought-leader in the field of mental health recovery, has numerous peer-reviewed publications, has held a number of academic appointments, and has carried a message of hope for recovery to audiences around the world. In addition to her work on the CommonGround Program, she consults with OnTrackNY and has helped the team at the Center for Practice Innovations develop an innovative model for engaging young people under the NIMH RAISE Study. The model is now being adopted nationally.