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Spokane County – WaHCA Peer Continuing Education Series – Culture & Diversity

December 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Recovery is Culturally-Based!

Continuing Education Workshop for Peer Counselors

Recovery is Culturally-Based! is a Diversity Focus training that strives to reinforce diversity, inclusion, and engagement in Peer Support work in order to build and maintain a diverse workforce, foster and develop an inclusive workplace, and promote inclusive diversity to deliver the best services to our Peers. Diversity Focus training develops cultural awareness and sensitivity to others in a multicultural work environment. This Diversity Focus training includes activities and ideas that help ensure we foster an atmosphere of shared ownership on diversity issues. The goal is to build a culture of inclusion where the superiority of a social or cultural group, as well as sexism and racist language do not exist.

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. Employed certified peer counselors are given first priority.

Please send questions to Sharon Holmes at Sharon@holdingthehope.co

Brought to you by: Washington State Health Care Authority & Holding the Hope

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Passages Family Support
Sunset Pointe Business Center 1700 S Assembly St., Suite 300, Spokane, WA 99224
Spokane, WA 99224 US
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