March Recovery Coach Academy
March 30 @ 9:00 am - April 2 @ 5:00 pm UTC-4$400.00
The CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© is an intensive four-day training academy focusing 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.
This training has been approved for 30 Continuing education hours approved for TN CPRS or 30 CEUs for professionals from the Connecticut Certification Board.
This training offers the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) model as part of a recovery-oriented system of care for individuals and families dealing with substance use disorders. This training includes core competencies for recovery coaches with additional training on ethics, boundaries, medication-assisted treatment, gambling, and more.
Recognized nationally as the original and leading recovery offering of its kind, CCAR’s Recovery Coach Academy© is an innovative new approach to healing people’s lives that is unlike any other training. It offers participants the once-in-a-lifetime experience to gain new knowledge, be challenged, and reap valuable rewards, providing the essential learning, tools, and resources needed to become an effective recovery coach.
The CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© was conceived in 2008 in response to the needs of volunteers in the CCAR recovery community centers. They asked for more training to better handle the variety of scenarios and situations generated from recoverees who frequented the centers. This included engagement and communication skills. When graduates returned from the academy, they started calling themselves “recovery coaches”.
The CCAR Academy is currently being trained in over 40 states, is recognized by the Connecticut Credentialing board for IC/RC which allows for the credential to be carried to 25 states, and by NADAAC as an Education Provider for Peer Recovery Support.
The Recovery Coach Training Academy is a 4-day intensive training focusing 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. Provided in a retreat-like environment, the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© prepares participants by helping them to actively listen, ask really good questions, and discover and manage their own stuff.
What is a Recovery Coach?
Anyone interested in promoting recovery by removing barriers and obstacles to recovery and serving as a personal guide and mentor for people seeking or already in recovery.
Who should attend the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy?
“Anyone in the recovery field. The CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© is an innovative new approach to healing people’s lives that is unlike any other training. Utilizing a dynamic approach to learning that blends both process and content, the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience that has been referred to as “pure recovery genius”, If you’re ready to learn, be challenged, and reap valuable rewards for life, the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© is a must for anyone in the recovery field.
CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© Competencies:
- Describe the Recovery Coach role and functions
- List the components, core values and guiding principles of recovery
- Build skills to enhance relationships
- Explore many dimensions of recovery and recovery coaching
- Discover attitudes about self-disclosure and sharing your story
- Understand the stages of recovery
- Describe the stages of change and their applications
- Increase their awareness of culture, power and privilege
- Address ethical and boundaries issues
- Experience recovery wellness planning
- Practice newly acquired skills
Each day of the Recovery Coach Academy© is set up so that participants gain the necessary skills and knowledge to be a Recovery Coach by using the principles behind adult learning theory which states:
- Adults are internally motivated and self-directed
- Adults bring life experiences and knowledge to learning experiences
- Adults are goal-oriented
- Adults are relevancy oriented
- Adults are practical
- Adult learners like to be respected
By designing the academy as more of a retreat or learning community, each participant comes away with not only the necessary skills but are fully empowered and motivated.
The lessons taught in the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© expand way beyond the role of a recovery coach, as many graduates leave feeling a greater sense of self, solidifying their position as allies in the every changing recovery community.