UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry



Document Type

Book Chapter


Health Services Administration | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology


This chapter provides useful strategies that will help guide clinical supervisors who oversee and support the work of MISSION-VET Case Managers and Peer Support Specialists. It includes an overview of the MISSION-VET supervisor’s role and a description of each team member’s primary area of responsibility within the MISSION-VET program. The remainder of the chapter describes key strategies that MISSION-VET supervisors will need in order to establish productive working relationships with MISSION Case Managers and Peer Support Specialists. These strategies, which are designed to foster a strong supervisory alliance and assure that services are being delivered with fidelity to the MISSION-VET model, will ensure the provision of the highest quality of care. Several brief vignettes are included to illustrate these strategies.


Citation: Kalman, D., & Rodrigues, S. (2011). Core competencies for clinical supervisors. In D. A. Smelson, L. Sawh, & D. Ziedonis (Eds.), Maintaining independence and sobriety through systems integration, outreach, and networking: Veterans edition, the MISSION-VET treatment manual (pp.84-91). United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Link to book on publisher's website


Veterans, Veterans health, Mental health services