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Kathie Short


Lifeskills with Kathie Short


Alcoholic Anonymous

Session Title: 

The History of Sponsorship in Alcoholics Anonymous

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Kathie Short

Kathie was born in Waterloo, Iowa, and moved to the Gulf Coast when, at twelve years old, her father accepted a position with the chemistry department at Tulane University New Orleans.
She has a degree in accounting, is a licensed all-breed senior dog show judge for the United Kennel Club, is Past District Governor for Rotary International, is the Past President of Mississippi State Medical Alliance, and has worked in the medical field for over twenty years. She is a CCAR Recovery Coach Professional and trainer and recently completed her training for Adult Mental Health First Aid USA.

When she began her recovery in 2010, she found her “fit” in life and has a passion for collaborating with people in recovery and giving back what she has been so freely given.Kathie began her recovery training in 2016 under the direction of Carver Brown, obtained her Recovery Coach credentials, and completed her Training the same year. She has received the CCAR Recovery Coach Professional distinction.
During her eleven years serving on the Board of Memorial Hospital Gulfport, she used that time as a strong advocate for Behavioral Health and worked with many agencies, including Pine Grove Hattiesburg, to assist people connecting to recovery programs.

In 2012, she formed Stepsisters, an AA Group, to offer encouragement to women in recovery and is now able to use her CCAR training to offer multiple pathways of recovery, which she refers to as the “next life steps” and “life skills”. Her goal is to assist people in maintaining recovery after leaving recovery houses, hospitals, university programs, incarceration, and 12 12-step programs.

Kathie was invited and accepted a position to work with the IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program) at Gulfport Behavioral Health where she can help clients connect with recovery after discharge. Currently, she holds two adult sessions and an adolescent session (13-17 years of age) once a week and individual sessions as requested.

Her business, “Life Skills,” originated from the training she received from CCAR using multiple pathways. She participates in continued training from CCAR and numerous resources to strengthen her goal of supporting people in recovery.

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