Supervising Peer Recovery Support Professionals


This 90-minute webinar aims to equip professionals in the mental health and addiction field with the skills needed to effectively supervise and support peer support specialists and other lived-experience professionals in behavioral health settings. These individuals provide a valuable service by drawing on their own experiences with recovery to inspire others, model effective coping strategies, and support engagement in services. However, supervising them presents unique challenges due to the specific nature of their roles and the central role that their personal experiences play in their work with others. Through this webinar, you will gain insights into the complexities and unique challenges that may arise when supervising these professionals and how best to support them in the peer role.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop a comprehensive supervision plan tailored to the unique needs of peer support specialists and other lived-experience professionals in behavioral health settings.
  • Enhance communication and collaboration to create a supportive and inclusive work environment.
  • Foster resilience and self-care practices to prevent burnout and promote well-being.
  • Apply ethical considerations and boundaries in supervision.
  • Understand the importance of ongoing professional development and support.


Heath Holt Hayes

Heath Hayes imageHeath Holt Hayes is a globally recognized award winner for his work spearheading public service messaging for the 988 Mental Health Lifeline and is nationally credited for innovations around the use of vending machines for opioid abatement initiatives. Heath is a professional speaker, media producer and business entrepreneur specializing in infrastructure and capacity development in the mental health and addiction space. Heath previously served as the Deputy Commissioner for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma and completed graduate degrees from the University of Oklahoma in Human Relations, Administrative Leadership, and Women’s and Gender Studies. Heath’s most important achievement is being the adoptive parent of three Choctaw American siblings. 

Starts: Jul 1, 2024 9:30 am
Ends: Jul 1, 2024 11:00 am
Registration Deadline
July 1, 2024
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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