CPRS Supervision in a Clinical Setting:
Presented by: Mary Linden Salter, LCSW, Connie Gallon,
Ken Barton, CPRS
Certified Peer Recovery Support supervision is different from clinical supervision. The skills used in clinical supervision are not always applicable to the work of a Peer Recovery Specialist. Clinical Supervisors who supervise CPRS staff need to examine the roles and skills of a CPRS when in many cases they have never been a CPRS and never worked with Peer Support staff previously. This training will explore and differentiate the skills and training issues unique to CPRS staff. CPRS staff work in many different roles with many different type programs – each has unique issues to differentiate roles values. An overview of these different roles will be discussed and then an in depth discussion of three different roles will be the focus:
• Supervision of CPRS who provide group and individual sessions
• Supervision of CPRS who work in Veteran’s programs
• Supervision of CPRS who work in ancillary support positions
The group will be asked to discuss the possible boundary issues for CPRS staff in their setting and to discuss how to identify supervision issues for the role of CPRS staff in their agency.
By the end of the training participants will be able to:
• Participants will be able to identify two CPRS skills to utilize as interventions
• Participants will be able to name three possible techniques/issues for CPRS supervision
• Participants will be able to identify one boundary issue for CPRS staff in their agency
About the Presenter:
Ken Barton has worked as the Middle Tennessee, Mental Health Advocate for TMHCA (Tennessee Mental Health Consumers Association). He has worked for 20 years prior to coming to TMHCA in the field of HIV/AIDS as Director of Education and Prevention, a case manager and helped to create the Prevention for Positives Program called “Healthy U “for Nashville CARES.
As a Mental Health Advocate, Ken worked with individuals with mental health issues through the Certified Peer Support programs in Tennessee and is also a Certified Peer Support Specialist in his home state of Kentucky. He provides training and education about the recovery process from Mental Health Issues to participants of mental health services. Ken also provides education and trainings to the general public on the Mental Health Recovery Process. As an Advocate, he was also responsible for legislative advocacy around mental health issues. He is a Mental Health Consumer with a diagnosis of PTSD, Major Depression, and Panic Anxiety Disorder.
In his endeavors of bringing the CPRS Profession to more treatment facilities, he has studied what other states are doing with CPRS’s and how Tennessee's own CPRS programs can grow as a profession.
Q - How do I get my certificate?
A - ONLY names entered into eventbrite will have a certificate ready upon completion.
Q - How many Contact Hours will I get?
A - 3 contact hours
Q - Who has approved this training?
A - NAADAC, CPRS and TDMHSAS
Q - Is lunch Provided?
A - No, but snacks will be provided
Q - What should I bring?
A - Bring a shawl, sweater or a jacket
Q - Are there handouts available?
A - No
Q - Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
A - It is helpful for check-in, and to get your certificate.
This course has been approved by TAADAS, as a NAADAC approved Education Provider, for educational credits.
NAADAC Counselor Skill Groups Trageted:
NAADAC Provider #91749,TAADAS, is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
Refunds will be issued through Eventbrite to anyone requesting a refund prior to the training. Anyone requesting a refund after the training will be issued a credit to be used for another training.