Supervising Peers Who Support Clients in HIV Care and Treatment: Part 1

Supervising Peers Who Support Clients in HIV Care and Treatment: Part 1

November 4, 2009
Author: Center for Advancing Health Policy and Practice
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)

HIV-positive peers who work to retain PLWHA in care and treatment and who may have experienced life challenges similar to those of their clients have unique needs for supervision and support. Effective peer supervision calls for supervisors to develop a highly supportive supervisory style that borrows from mental health counseling, social work and supervision.

This webinar is the first of a two-part session (see Part 1) and is designed as an introduction to approaches for supervising peers. It will describe three distinct areas of supervision which together can help peers to thrive in the workplace. It will include case examples consisting of issues that are common for peers working in the field of supporting clients: boundaries, confidentiality and integrating peers into the health care team.

The session includes speakers from four organizations with extensive experience in supervising peers.

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