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Auburn – DBHR – Co-Occurring Disorders

September 21, 2017 @ 8:30 am - September 22, 2017 @ 4:30 pm


Continuing Education Workshop for Peer Counselors

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.

Speaker: Sharon G. Holmes

Sharon G. Holmes has over 20 year of experience and education. 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.

Please register by following link below:

Seating is limited, pre-registration is required. Employed certified peer specialists will be given first priority. Please send questions to Sharon Holmes at Sharon@HoldingTheHope.com or call (702) 608-8350.

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September 21, 2017 @ 8:30 am
September 22, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
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Holding the Hope


Valley Cities Behavioral Health Care
2704 I Street NE, Room 51, 52 & 53
Auburn, WA 98002 United States
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