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Spokane County – DBHR Peer Continuing Education Series – Co-Occurring Disorders

March 21, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm



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Co-occurring Disorders Training for Peer Support Counselors is interactive and provides useful tools for Peer Support 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.


Josh Wallace is the Executive Director of Seattle Area Support Groups, a peer run peer services provider organization in Seattle.  He also provides program and training consulting work through his business, Peer Services Consulting, to organizations and tribal communities.  Josh has been working with peer group facilitation services since 2006. In 2011, Josh co-founded one of the first peer recovery coaching programs in Washington state for people affected by mental health, addiction, and/or chronic illness.  He is a founding board member and currently serves as Board Vice President of the Washington Recovery Alliance.

Lunch will not be provided.

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

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Washington State Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) & Holding the Hope

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Spokane County Co-Op Ext
222 N Havana St # 205
Spokane, WA 99202
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