Seattle – DBHR –
Co Occurring Disorders
September 21 @ 8:30 am - September 22 @ 4:30 pm
CONTINUING EDUCATION WORKSHOP for PEER SUPPORT SPECIALISTS
Co-occurring Disorders Training for Peer Counselors is interactive and provides useful tools for Peer Counselors working with people who experience co-occurring disorders – the coexistence of both a mental health and a substance use disorder. It will further define co-occurring disorders, introduce study results, the Stages of Change, relapse prevention, and cover the SAMHSA perspective. In a classroom setting, peer counselors will learn how to positively work with people who experience co-occurring disorders. Please note, attendees are expected to be in attendance both days to receive a certificate of completion.
Sharon G. Holmes has over 20 year of experience and education., IL. She holds a graduate certificate in Human Resource Development from Chapman University in Orange, CA and an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree from Pierce College in Lakewood, WA. Sharon’s worked as a Washington State Certified Peer Counselor and has managed a team to facilitate change and empower women. She is also a licensed Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee (CDPT). During her tenure as Recovery Educator; Sharon provided direct care management and instruction to clients with mental health, substance abuse, and/or co-occurring disorders. Sharon currently works with agency staff and clients, individually, and in facilitating small and large groups. Effective support for people with Co-occurring mental health and substance use challenges is a passion for Sharon, and the focus of her work.
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Seating is limited, pre-registration is required. Employed certified peer specialists will be given first priority. Please send questions to Odie Dalton at (908)484-4968 or email@example.com