CARC Certification - A La Carte

For those who have taken Recovery Coach Academy, completion of all trainings in this package will provide the additional 30 education hours required for CARC. This is an "A La Carte" Package, meaning you can select which trainings you need, with the advantage  of them being scheduled close together. Note: Recovery Coach Academy is a pre-requisite for Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches.

  • Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Equity, Inclusion & Diversity
  • Mental Wellness
  • Addictions 101

​For standalone offerings, click here: BSAS Recovery Support Trainings.

There are no upcoming trainings for this package.

Training Details

Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches

CARC Required Trainings
Credit hours: 
16
Pre-requisite Trainings: 
Recovery Coach Academy (RCA)

This intensive training for Recovery Coaches provides participants with an in-depth overview of the ethical considerations specific to the peer model of recovery coaching. Through didactic presentations, small and large group discussions, and case studies, participants will develop an understanding of the impact of ethical decision making, the core values of recovery, and the code of ethics to which recovery coaches are beholden. It is highly recommended that all Recovery Coaches attend this Ethical Considerations Training and it is required for CARC.

Motivational Interviewing for Recovery Coaches and other Peer Workers

CARC Required Trainings, Meets Elective Requirements for CARC Re-Certification, Recovery Support Trainings
Credit hours: 
3

This training for Recovery Coaches and other Peer Workers offers participants the opportunity to deepen their understanding, practice and proficiency with Motivational Interviewing (MI), a highly regarded evidence-based practice. Participants will practice MI skills and OARS strategies, adapted for non-clinical use in peer recovery support, to encourage, facilitate and support behavior change. 

Equity, Inclusion and Diversity for Recovery Coaches and other Peer Workers

CARC Required Trainings, Meets Elective Requirements for CARC Re-Certification, Recovery Support Trainings
Credit hours: 
4 (3 hours toward CARC Cultural Competency domain, 4 hours for CARC Re-Certification Elective)

This training reviews the fundamental concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion and is designed for Recovery Coaches and Peer Workers providing support to culturally diverse individuals, organizations, and communities.  Participants will explore concepts relating to bias, discrimination and institutionalized oppression and will learn appropriate language, techniques, and strategies for culturally competent engagement. This training includes didactic and interactive exercises, as well as opportunities for self-reflection, designed to engage participants and elicit input.

Mental Wellness for Recovery Coaches and other Peer Workers

CARC Required Trainings, Meets Elective Requirements for CARC Re-Certification, Recovery Support Trainings
Credit hours: 
3

This training is designed to prepare and assist Recovery Coaches and other Peer Workers providing support to individuals in addiction recovery living with diagnosed and undiagnosed mental health challenges. Participants will identify the pre-engagement and engagement skills necessary to effectively connect; recognize common signs that indicate someone is struggling to maintain wellness and monitor their own fears and misconceptions around mental wellness. Participants will explore person centered, recovery focused, trauma informed methods and strategies to support recoverees experiencing mental health and substance use challenges. Note: 3 Credit Hours for CARC, possibly other different hours for other requirements.

Addiction and Recovery 101 for Recovery Coaches and other Peer Workers

CARC Required Trainings, Meets Elective Requirements for CARC Re-Certification, Recovery Support Trainings
Credit hours: 
5

This training offers participants an introduction to the medical model of addiction, including the effects of addiction on the body and brain, as well as basic pharmacology and treatment. Designed for the Recovery Coach professional, this workshop honors the power of personal recovery and self-definition. Through a series of interactive exercises, participants are challenged to consider their own definitions, experiences, biases, and assumptions of addiction.