“Intentional Relationship Development in Peer Support ” with Dominique Christian – July 2023 Supervisor’s Community of Practice

July 2023 CPS & CPPS Supervisor’s Community of Practice

“Intentional Relationship Development in Peer Support ”
with Dominique Christian

July 27th, 2023 from 1:30 – 3:00 pm CT



Dominique Christian

As a Certified Peer Support Specialist, Dominique has experience supporting people with mental health concerns, psychological trauma and substance use. Dominique chose to enter this field because she believes that while there are many people passionate about this work, there aren’t enough people of color who share commonalities and similar experiences with the many of the clients being served. She believes her lived experience helps her be effective in supporting and advocating for others in their recovery process.



In this presentation, you will be invited to discuss the impact of judgment, bias (implicit or explicit), and the assumption that a problem exists. In life, we pay attention to how we have learned and been conditioned by society to make sense of our experiences. During connection with our peers, we use the development of relationships to create new ways of thinking, seeing and doing. The intention of our work is social change. This discussion will move us from focusing on adequate service provision to generating conversations that influence understanding and appreciation of different life stories.


Feedback Survey/CEH Information:

We invite you to please fill out the evaluation survey link (click here) if you attended this community of practice gathering or if you watch the recordingThe survey will close at 4:30pm on Thursday, August 10th. Certificates of Participation will be sent to those completing the evaluation form by 4:30pm on August 17th, 2023. No evaluation surveys will be accepted for CEH credit after the evaluation survey’s closing date/time.

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