The Recovery Coach Academy (RCA) is a 5-day intensive training that provides 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 is a fundamental component of providing quality, evidence-based peer recovery support designed for those interested in becoming Recovery Coaches, Peer Workers and those providing or overseeing Recovery Support Services.
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.
This workshop offers Recovery Coaches and other peer professionals the opportunity to explore – theoretically and practically – the basic tenets, competencies, tools and skills necessary to build and maintain an effective coaching relationship. Opportunities to experience the coaching process throughout the workshop are designed to help the peer professional inspire and support growth in those they serve.
This course is open to all, and is a prerequisite for the Supervision of Recovery Coaches and other Peer Workers training.
This workshop provides participants an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the advocate role, providing unique distinctions between advocacy, on behalf of and to empower Recoverees, and Advocacy, on behalf of Recovery and Community. This training offers participants practical skill building and refinement to support the vital role of effective Advocate, as a primary function of peer recovery support professionals within an expanding Recovery Oriented System of Care.
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.