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Online Event – WaHCA Peer Continuing Education Series – Culture & Diversity

June 29, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm





As peer counselors, we can be strong advocates for culturally-specific recovery. In this workshop, we will explore some ways to:

1) draw upon cultural strengths

2) increase cross-cultural understanding and

3) move towards healing justice in order to improve outcomes with

participants, coworkers, and supervisors.

This is a no-pressure interactive workshop that encourages transforming mistakes into opportunities for connection. We will play games, share stories, and get smarter together. Bring your questions, your lived experience, and your whole self into the room!

This workshop is only open for peers working in Washington state. 




Sherronda Jamerson, CDP, MA obtained a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology in 2011 from City University College in Seattle, WA, and became certified as a chemical dependency counselor in 2007. For the past 12 years, Sherronda worked in psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment settings, from hospital-based inpatient and day treatment, to methadone and outpatient. Sitting on Harborview’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee, Ethics Committee, and the African American Health Board, her breadth of experience includes motivational interviewing and group therapy, working with community support services for clients with mental health, substance abuse, chemical dependency, and/or co-occurring disorders using evidence-based and promising practices as well as providing crisis counseling for the Community-based Crisis Line, determining caller’s level of risk using crisis intervention techniques, and performing suicide risk assessments. To top it off, the successful Speaker also works closely with the Washington Department of Corrections staff to coordinate program services for those released from prison.



Seating is limited, pre-registration is required. Priority will be given to employed certified peer counselors.

Please send questions to Marisa at Marisa@HoldingTheHope.com.



Brought to you by:

Washington State Health Care Authority & Holding the Hope



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