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Spokane County
DBHR Peer Continuing Education Series

May 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Sharon Holmes

Continuing Education Workshop for Peer Support Counselors

The De-Escalation curriculum is founded upon the fundamental concepts of respect, support, prevention, and the mutual relationship. Peers will be provided with an array of effective non-violent skills that are designed to promote person-centered and recovery-based approaches. Peers will leave the workshop with skills and strategies for supporting someone whose behavior may escalate, while preserving the helping alliance.

About the Trainer

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

  • 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 Sharon@HoldingtheHope.com.

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Brought to you by:
Washington State Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) & Holding the Hope


WaHCA Office of Consumer Partnerships


Spokane County Building Co-Op Ext 0
222 N Havana St #205, Spokane, WA 99202
Spokane, WA 99202 US
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