Lyn Legere is a person in long term recovery from substance abuse and mental health challenges. Lyn came to the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation as a volunteer in the early days of her recovery. The opportunity to meet and work with others pursuing mental health recovery in an environment that fully supports peoples’ strengths and abilities led Lyn to increase her work and eventually enroll in the Masters’ program. Lyn received her Masters’ in Psychiatric Rehabilitation in 2005. After graduation, Lyn served as the Director of the Peer Support Training and Certification Program at the Transformation Center in Massachusetts for 8 years. She took on a similar role at Promise Resource Network in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she worked for 6 years. She has also consulted nationally and internationally on best practices in peer support training, supervision and peer roles within and beyond the behavioral health system. She is a consultant to SAMHSA and BRSS TACs (Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale, Technical Assistance Centers) on recovery and peer support. Lyn returned to the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation in 2017 as a Senior Training Associate, supervising peer Photovoice trainers in a research project. Currently, Lyn is the Program Director for the RiseUP Above Benefits project and is working on several projects with Dr. Zlatka Russinova and Dr. Sally Rogers.
Nemec, P., Swarbrick, M. & Legere, L. (2015) Prejudice and discrimination from mental health service providers. Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 38(2), 203-206.
Legere, L. and Davidow, S. (2014) The Provider’s Handbook on Developing and Implementing Peer Support, Available online.
Legere, L. (2014). Working with the Work Incentives: A User-Friendly Guide. Self-Published.
Legere, L., Nemec, P., and Swarbrick, M. (2013). Personal Narratives as a Training Tool. Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 36(4), 319-321.