Peer Supervision within the Recovery Oriented Services of Care (ROSC)/Behavioral Health Field

by Exponents and FOR-NY; Facilitated by Lori Drescher & Keith Greer

Your Coaches

“Lori and Keith continue to highlight the needs for the specialized focus on quality peer supervision.”
                   - Paul J., Addiction Therapist

Very Informative if you are looking for more insight on how to become a more confident Peer Supervisor. Lots of insight provided that you won’t find in a text book.
- Leah M., Vocational Therapist

Lori Drescher & Keith Greer are professional coaches, recovery advocates, OASAS approved trainers and facilitators who bring a combined 55 years of professional and lived experience to their creative and influential work with individuals, families and organizations. They are the premier training duo in Western New York for those that are passionate about enhancing the Recovery Capital of our region. Highly experienced coaches across a number of coaching disciplines, Executive, Life and Recovery, Lori and Keith’s Peer Supervision Training will challenge you to dramatically increase your coaching/advocacy skill set while supporting you in the effective and professional fulfillment of your role as Supervisor of Certified Addiction Recovery Coaches (CARC) or Certified Recovery Peer Advocates (CRPA).

A comprehensive protocol for peer supervision and standards emphasizing 20 SUD Peer Supervisory Competencies.

The provision of excellent supervision is arguably the most important aspect of enhancing and sustaining your peer program, allowing for the most effective integration of Peer Recovery Professionals into your agency setting. Good supervision allows Peer Recovery Professionals to identify and grow their unique strengths, effectively address areas for improvement, and truly flourish in their professional lives. Research also suggests that it contributes to staff retention.

Utilizing a series of professionally accepted  Core Competencies for both Peer Recovery Professionals and Peer Supervisors as an overarching instructional foundation, this highly interactive and skills based training will focus on:

Role Clarity - The Lane of the Peer Recovery Professional
Theories and Models of Supervision
The Supervisory Alliance
Modalities, Methods and Techniques of Supervision
Differences in Clinical Supervision vs. Peer Supervision
Practice Dimensions of Peer Recovery Coaching
Supporting the Creation of Basic Coaching Skills
Potential Ethical Issues specific to Peer Recovery Specialists

This training will help prepare you to lead your agency in the successful integration and professional development of  your Peer Recovery Professional staff!!

“People don't recover in treatment (though this is often where recovery is initiated); they recover in their communities.  
Become a recovery warrior and help end the stigma of addiction
and shine the light on recovery!  
People DO recover!  Be part of the solution!”      



2 Day (12 Hrs.) Peer Supervision Training Dates:

  • Rochester: July 22 & 23 (Mon-Tues)

  • Rochester: Oct. 1 & 2 (Tues-Wed)

  • Rochester: Dec. 16 & 17 (Mon-Tues)

Time: 9 - 4:00 pm
Cost: $350 /person
Hours: 12 (2 days)

Rochester Location: ArtisanWorks, Gallery Q; 565 Blossom Road, Rochester, NY 14610
Buffalo Location:  Save the Michaels House of Hope, 737 Delaware Ave; Buffalo, 14209

Fee: Includes handouts and materials, certificate, and AM/PM snack; lunch is on your own.

CEUs: Approved by OASAS for CASAC Section (3); CPP (3); CPS (3) OR Renewal

PAYMENT IN FULL IS DUE IMMEDIATELY, please mail payment to:
Lori Drescher/RCU
22 Upton Park
Rochester, NY 14607
Or pay via PayPal - see registration form.
Your registration is guaranteed/confirmed once payment is received.  Thank you!

I have taken many treatment and recovery-based trainings but I am very excited to bring the skills and values I learned here back to my practice. Lori & Keith are incredible teachers and I highly recommend this training for Peer Supervisors and Clinicians.
— Cameron Farash, Director, Monroe County Recovery Support Navigators

Workshop Topics Included in the 30-hour RCA Program

  • Recovery - Core Values & Principles

  • Spectrum of Attitudes

  • Recovery Coach 'Lane' vs. Counselor & Sponsor

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Values/Differences

  • Stigmas & Labels

  • Story & Issues of Self Disclosure

  • Stages of Recovery

  • Pathways of Recovery

  • Stages of Change

  • Culture & Culture Competence

  • Power & Privilege

  • Recovery Capital - Resource Development

  • Spirituality vs. Religion

  • Ethics & Boundaries

  • Wellness Planning