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Putting It Together: Listening to Voices of Lived Experience in Recovery | Podcast
February 22, 2022



We speak with three people in recovery about the recovery process, the impact of trauma on recovery, posttraumatic growth, dealing with stigma and racial discrimination, harm reduction, and what they’d like behavioral health practitioners to consider in supporting recovery.


Ken Kraybill 

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Ken Kraybill, MSW, Senior Trainer, has worked in healthcare, behavioral health, homelessness and housing for more than 35 years. He has 18 years of experience working as a behavioral health practitioner in homeless services. For the past two decades, Ken has been developing curricula and facilitating in-person and online training on topics including motivational interviewing, trauma-informed practice, trauma-informed supervision, outreach and engagement, case management, critical time intervention, and resiliency and renewal for care providers.



Racquel Garcia, CEO, HardBeauty

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Steven Samra, MPA, Senior Associate, C4 Innovations

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Joel “JC” Smith, CPRS, VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System

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Christina N. Clayton, LICSW, SUDP, Northwest MHTTC Co-Director

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Christina Clayton has been working in the behavioral health field since 1993 working with people and programs addressing severe mental health issues, substance use, co-occurring issues, chronic homelessness, integrated care, outreach, physical health, trauma and diversity/equity/inclusion topics. Christina has education and licenses/credentials in clinical social work, mental health and substance use.  She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor and Field Instructor for the University of Washington School of Social Work (MSW ’97).  Learn more about MHTTC Staff & Faculty




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