Supervision of Recovery Coaches and other Peer Workers

Recovery Coaches and Other Peer Workers are being employed throughout the state in a variety of systems based on the value of lived experience and proven effectiveness in helping people in recovery build lives of wellness. These environments may or may not have fully integrated recovery principles or values, but effective supervision of this growing peer workforce provides a meaningful point of engagement for this ongoing process to ensure quality peer recovery support service.

Self-Care for Recovery Coaches and other Peer Workers

Peer Support Workers & Recovery Coaches are tasked with helping others maintain a strengths-based, self-directed pathway of long-term, sustainable wellness. In the service of this work, peer workers often neglect their own needs. In this workshop, participants will explore the effects of work and life stress on one’s mind, body and spirit. This includes the impact of addiction, recovery and providing peer recovery support on individual self-care.

Recovery Capital

Recovery Capital has proven to be one of the most effective means by which individuals achieve recovery maintenance, and is an excellent tool for ongoing measurement of recovery quality and success.

Multiple Pathways of Recovery for Peer Support Workers

This workshop provides a hands-on introduction and overview of numerous pathways of recovery, including their history, organizing structure, rituals, and other defining characteristics. Participants will explore various pathways of recovery that currently exist, factors (cultural, socio-economic, etc.) individuals consider when choosing a pathway that meets their needs, and the tasks required to initiate and support any new recovery pathway (including one they champion) in their community.

Motivational Interviewing for Recovery Coaches and other Peer Workers

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. 

Mental Wellness for Recovery Coaches and other Peer Workers

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.

Medication Supported Recovery (MSR)

Recovery Coaches and Peer Workers support multiple pathways of recovery and personal choice. The opportunity for those seeking recovery to craft a sustainable pathway with medication assistance can be enhanced with the support of peer professionals. This training provides the history, concepts, and varieties of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) available, as well as an opportunity for participants to explore perspective, biases and actions, to ensure awareness and support of all recovery pathways that include a medication component. 

Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches

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.