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Spokane County – WaHCA Continuing Education Series – WRAP Refresher (3 – Day)

May 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am - May 30, 2019 @ 4:30 pm

WRAP® Refresher (3-days)

The course is only open to WA state Certified Peer Counselors.  The WRAP® Refresher is a interactive course co-facilitated by the Copeland Center Advanced Level Facilitators to sharpen and expand facilitation skills to further engage groups in the Wellness Recovery Action Planning.

Through attendance in this course WRAP Facilitators will:

1. Recognize expanded options on how to give effective group introductions.

2. Identify additional knowledge areas, values and ethics of WRAP.

3. Apply at least one new skill to sharpen and expand group facilitation skills.

4. Develop new and creative approaches to facilitation to accommodate participant challenges and differing group needs.

Recommended for WRAP Facilitators to enhance knowledge and skills with WRAP and to get updates on implementing WRAP as an Evidence-Based Practice (EBP).

*Attendees for this workshop must have prior completion of WRAP Seminar 2: WRAP for Facilitators, and must be a Washington State Certified Peer Counselor. Priority will be given to facilitators who need the refresher (every 2 years).  Please submit a copy or photo of your WRAP Seminar 2 certificate to Sharon@holdingthehope.com within one week of registration.  Failure to submit a copy of your certificate may result in the loss of your spot in this workshop.

About the Trainers:

Sharon Holmes, ALWF

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.

Michael Hardie

Michael Hardie is the Director of POWERsource, a non-profit organization in Pierce County, Washington devoted to:

  • increasing the availability of peer support to people in many different areas, including adults, youth, seniors, parents, families, veterans, survivors of domestic violence, people with chronic illnesses, LGBTQ issues, addiction or mental health challenges, people facing homelessness, unemployment, and many other marginalized groups and individuals, and 

  • to raising the skill level of those providing such services. 

Throughout his life, he has looked to those around him to try and negotiate life’s difficulties—which unfortunately led to spending years ‘self-medicating’ with alcohol and drugs. In 2006, he was hospitalized, hopeless and pathetic—until he saw others in the hospital with him getting well, which ignited a spark of hope for him. He was able to stabilize his life, and then turn it around, with the help of those who had walked similar paths. One day a mentor suggested that he try to be of service to others, and this shift of perspective changed everything. 

He is now enjoying 13 years of what he likes to call ‘co-occurring recovery’, exchanging peer support with people from all over Pierce County, throughout Washington and even across the country. 

He is an Advanced Level Facilitator for the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), a trainer for the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) Recovery Coach Academy, the Washington Certified Peer Counselor Training, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) for Adults and Youth, and Peer Support Whole Health Training.

Lunch will not be provided. 

Registered peers will be responsible for travel and lodging accommodations.

Please note, this workshop requires an Employer note for attendance. Employed certified peer counselors will be given first priority.

Seating is limited, pre-registration is required. Please send questions to Sharon Holmes at Sharon@holdingthehope.com.

By registering for this workshop you agree to be added to our mailing list for notification of future events/trainings/workshops.


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