As peer counselors, we can be strong advocates for culturally specific recovery. This workshop will explore some ways to draw upon cultural strengths, increase cross-cultural understanding, and move towards healing justice in order to improve outcomes with participants, coworkers, and supervisors.
Washington State Certified Peer Counselor Curriculum
Julianne Gale, MA, MAT, AAC, CPC is a youth peer counselor in rural Mason County, WA. She has been involved in various types of peer-based counseling since 2010. A queer Jewish woman of color, Julianne has a passion for social and environmental justice community organizing. Since 2007, she has collaborated with organizations such as youTHink, Gender Justice LA Theatre of the Oppressed, Dignity & Power Now, Black Lives Matter LA, East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice, Winyan Camp, Sustaining All Life, United to End Racism, A Window Between Worlds, The Center for Nonviolent Education and Parenting, and more.