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The CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© is a 5-day intensive training that focuses on providing individuals with the skills needed to guide, mentor, and support anyone who would like to enter into or sustain long-term recovery from an addiction to alcohol or other drugs. It is also for those simply wishing to learn more about recovery or those who wish to take their own personal recovery to a deeper level.
The content will provide participants with training that focuses on developing and refining skills necessary to responsibly provide the services of a Recovery Coach. This includes learning new and less stigmatizing language, the art of active listening, and understanding your role and “lane” in the community.
The training will provide participants with tools and resources that will give them confidence in their ability to provide recovery support services. These resources will provide a base to help link people in recovery to needed supports within the community. Along with the materials and lectures, the interaction between participants will be a valuable part of the program. Engaging and thought provoking exchange and dialogue is a key component to this 5 day experience.
CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© participants will:
– Describe Recovery Coach roles and functions – Understand the stages of recovery
– List the components, core values and guiding principles of recovery – Describe the stages of change and their applications
– Build skills to enhance relationships – Increase their awareness of culture, power and privilege
– Explore many dimensions of recovery and recovery coaching – Address ethical and boundaries issues
– Discover attitudes about self-disclosure and sharing your story – Experience recovery wellness planning
– Practice newly acquired skills all in an emotionally safe environment.
Who Should Attend?
This course is open to individuals who have an interest in providing support, mentorship and guidance to persons with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders. Individuals who are interested must be approved for participation by their employer, a coordinating agency or endorsed by someone in the community that can speak as a reference. Participants should themselves be individuals in stable recovery or having a strong desire to learn about stable recovery. The concept of a stable recovery is subjective and it’s hard to define how long that should be. Still, it is important to those served that their coach have a relatively powerful personal understanding of and/or connection to dependency, addiction and recovery.
The Recovery Coach Academy is also for individual seeking to take their own recovery to a deeper level and gain a greater understanding of the multiple pathways concept and approach to wellness following a substance use issue. ANoyone wishing to learn more about the new shift in recovery in the U.S. is welcome and encouraged to attend.
What if I am not a person in recovery?
Again… we welcome all individuals in the community who would like a better understanding of what a Recovery Coach does. In the past we have enjoyed the company of social workers, doctors, psychologists and other clinicians in our sessions. Each individual left with a better understanding about the future of recovery supports. There is sharing. There is discussion. There is open debate. And, there are lots of stories, smiles and laughs.