What is peer consultation?
Peer consultation is a forum of persons in a particular profession coming together to discuss professional issues, concerns and situations. The purpose of the forum is to share knowledge, experience and a sincere concern to develop the competencies as well as the camaraderie of the participating individuals.
As it relates to counseling, peer consultation would be a forum for the members of NJAADAC to come together to discuss ethical issues, concerns and difficult cases as they relate to us as professional in the field.
We are a diverse and talented group, with varying degrees of experience and specialties, able to provide peer consultation to those interested members. Many of us are licensed professionals, already providing supervision in our own clinical settings. Sharing knowledge and experience is a key component of professional growth and development. Growth and development is key to the credibility of our profession.
Many colleagues have discussed the lack of professional supervision in agencies due to what may be an absence of substance abuse counseling expertise and /or credentials from immediate supervisors. Some share the time is limited in supervision and is more administratively driven than clinically directed.
If you are interested, please let us know. We are considering forming our first group in The Northern Region. Please contact us by phone, 1-888-590-7733, fax, 1-732-257-6070 or email, [email protected] If you are in another region and would like to be involved in the development of a peer consultation forum in your area, please contact the board. Please include the nature of your interest, i.e., peer support, discussing difficult cases, keeping abreast of changes in the field, professional growth and development, networking, etc. Day, dates and times of peer consultation meetings will be determined by response of members interested.
We look forward to hearing from you.
James Shelton LPC, CADC, CMS