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Supervising Peers Who Support Clients in HIV Care and Treatment: Part 2

Supervising Peers Who Support Clients in HIV Care and Treatment: Part 2

November 3, 2009
Author:
Peer Center
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau

Description

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 webcast is the second of a two-part seminar (started in the Oct. 7 webcast) that will discuss supportive and clinical approaches for supervising peers in the workplace. Case examples will be discussed addressing issues such as managing peer-client relationships and transference/counter-transference. Participants are encouraged to bring case examples from their own organizational settings.

The Webcast includes speakers from three organizations with extensive experience in supervising peers:

  • Laura Fizek, Justice Resource Institute (JRI), PEER Center, Boston, MA
  • LaTrischa Miles and Alicia Downes, Kansas City Free Health Clinic, People to People, Kansas City and St. Louis, MO
  • Janie Riley, Women Organized to Respond to Life-Threatening Diseases (WORLD), Lotus Project, Oakland, CA

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