On Demand Training for Advanced Peer Support Continuing Education – 7 hours CEU Credit
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.
Your Instructor: Josh Wallace
Joshua Wallace is the Chief Executive Officer & President of Peer Washington, the umbrella organization for several peer run peer support and development services provider sites addressing behavioral health challenges across the state (Peer Seattle, Peer Spokane and Peer Kent). He also provides peer program and training consultation through his business, Peer Services Consulting, to organizations and tribal communities nationwide and internationally. Josh has been working in the field of peer services since 2006, is co-founder of the Washington Recovery Alliance, Washington Peer Advancement Coalition, King County Recovery Coalition, and, in 2011 co-founded one of the first peer recovery coaching programs in Washington state. He is currently the co-chair of the Washington Behavioral Health Advisory Council and serves on the King County Mental Illness & Drug Dependency advisory group representing Recovery Service Organizations. Josh identifies as a person thriving in long-term recovery from co-occurring challenges and credits his sustained recovery to the power of peers helping peers in recovery.