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Lewis County – DBHR Peer Continuing Education Series – WRAP Level 2 (5-Day)

July 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - July 13, 2018 @ 4:30 pm

Spend five days learning to become a WRAP Facilitator. This course is designed to help you become a powerful change agent as a WRAP Facilitator. You will gain a deeper understanding of the recovery process and learn to:

• work with people who have mental health challenges to discover the strengths they have and can use to enhance their recovery;
• effectively share the underlying concepts necessary to recovery – hope, personal responsibility, education, self-advocacy, and support;
• work with individuals and groups to develop a WRAP;
• teach about wellness tools and strategies;
• empower and motivate people to work toward recovery – feeling the way they want to feel, making their lives the way they want them to be, and moving toward meeting their life goals; and
• use interaction and presentation styles and strategies that enhance recovery.

WRAP Seminar 1: Intro to WRAP is a pre-requisite for WRAP Seminar 2: WRAP for Facilitators – Attendees MUST supply questionnaire answers and appropriate documentation to attend WRAP Seminar 2.


Garry D. Lewis

My name is Garry D. Lewis, I am a peer in recovery with Mental Health and Substance. Use challenges that I have overcome to be positive and productive and live life on life’s terms. My recovery has led me to work in the Mental Health field as a Director of a Peer Run Drop-In-Center for the Spindletop Center in Beaumont, Texas. We support individuals in recovery to find their hope for wellness as I have found mine for almost eight years.

I am a Certified Peer Specialist (CPS), Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) facilitator, Advanced WRAP Facilitator, Recovery Coach Trainer, Co-Occurring Disorder Facilitator as well as an Emotional CPR (ECPR) Apprentice. I have many years in recovery from Bi-Polar and Substance Use. I advocate for myself as well as my peers with Mental Health Challenges and Substance Use, understanding that recovery can help improve the quality of life.

Sharon Holmes has over 20 years of formal work experience and education. She holds a Master Degree in Education from SIUC, IL, a graduate certificate in Human Resources from Chapman University now Brandman University in Orange, CA, and an Associate of Art and Science Degree from Pierce College, Lakewood, WA. Sharon worked as a WA State Certified Peer Counselor and has managed a team to facilitate change and empower women. She is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Professional (CDPT). During her tenure a Recovery Educator; Sharon provided direct care management and instruction to clients with mental health and substance use challenges and/or co-occurring disorders. Sharon is owner of Ms. SharCo LLC and Inspiring Here & Now LLC which offers workforce educational trainings; and she is also an Independent Contractor, currently working as Training Coordinator for Hoping the Hope; coordinating WRAP and Continuing Educational trainings sponsored by the State of WA.  She is, facilitating Co-occurring Disorders training, a Certified Therapeutic Options Trainer, teaching de-escalation skills to Certified Peer Counselors, WRAP as an Advance Level WRAP Facilitator. Sharon is passionate about educating others; she sees the power of education as tool to work for other as it is for her and it’s the focus of her work.

Lunch will not be provided. Parking is free. 

Please note, registering for the course requires additional information to be submitted. Once registered, we will be in contact by phone and/or email.

Seating is limited, pre-registration is required. Employed certified peer counselors will be given first priority.   Please send questions to Sharon Holmes at Sharon@holdingthehope.com.

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WaHCA Office of Consumer Partnerships


Cascade, A Behavioral Healthcare Agency
2428 West Reynolds Avenue, Centralia, WA 98531
Centralia, WA 98531 US
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