Developed by the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR), the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy at COA is a week-long training opportunity designed for those interested in serving as a recovery coach. It is the first peer-based recovery coaching and training program designed for people interested in guiding individuals into and through long-term recovery from alcohol and/or drug addiction. In 2013, COA will run one more training:
Program Date:Sat., Oct. 12 - Fri., Oct. 18, 2013
Location: Raymond Dwier Center – 392 Church Street, Groveville, New Jersey
A CCAR Recovery Coach is anyone interested in promoting recovery by removing barriers & obstacles to recovery and serving as a personal guide & mentor for people seeking or already in recovery. It is invaluable for anyone – counselors, teachers, health care professionals, volunteers, group leaders, community activists, parents, spouses and other family members – working or living with addiction sufferers.
This is a practical, results-oriented training that will provide participants a comprehensive overview of the purpose and tasks of a recovery coach and will explain the various roles played by a recovery coach. The program will provide participants with the tools & resources most useful in providing recovery support services. It will also teach skills to access vital recovery resources within the community.
Because it is founded on a philosophy of “meeting your addict where they’re at”, this program teaches how to support the recovery of virtually anyone challenged by addiction.Participants will be able to:
Describe the roles and functions of a recovery coach
List the components, core values and guiding principles of recovery
Build skills to enhance relationships
Discuss co-occurring disorders and medicated assisted recovery
Describe stages of change and their applications
Experience wellness planning
Practice newly acquired skills
Upon completion of this 30 hour training, which includes classroom instruction and hands-on practice in small groups, you will be certified as a CCAR Recovery Coach. You will also receive the comprehensive CCAR Recovery Coach manual detailing the entire course contents.
The instructors for this program are Kevin Meara and Tom “Redneck” Clark, both of whom have completed the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy and been trained by CCAR to train Recovery Coaches. Kevin is a founder of COA and currently serves on its Executive Advisory Council. Red is COA’s Director of Interventions. Over the past 4 years, Kevin and Red have conducted hundreds of interventions for COA and successfully supported dozens of young adults in recovery.
More than 2,500 people across the U.S. have taken this highly regarded training program since 2008 and it is also being offered in selected countries overseas, including the U.K.
Register now for just $345! Thisearly registration rate represents asavings of $100 off the regularregistration price of $445.
It's an even greater savings off the CCAR price - if you take the identicaltraining at CCAR in Connecticut orat other facilities across the U.S.,you will pay $645.
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Day 1 (Saturday) – 9:00am – 5:00pm: The focus on Day One of the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy is to create a safe learning environment where new knowledge transfer can occur and basic assumptions and values can be challenged. Participants will get a firm foundation in terminology, role clarification and guiding principles. Lunch will be provided by Family Nest Italian Specialty Restaurant.
Day 2 (Sunday) - 9:00am – 5:00pm: The focus of Day Two is to examine the optimal ways of working with people suffering from addictions. Both knowledge acquisition and skill development in our role as recovery coaches will be accomplished. Lunch will be provided by Family Nest Italian Specialty Restaurant.
Day 3 (Monday) – 6:30pm – 9:30pm: Day Three has a knowledge acquisition on recovery models and change models as well as a strong focus on skill development in motivating others to change, centering on how to work with addiction sufferers.
Day 4 (Tuesday) – 6:30pm – 9:30pm: Day Four will focus on knowledge and skill development on issues of spirituality, cultural competence and ethics, particularly in relation to individuals with addiction.
Day 5 (Wednesday) – 6:30pm – 9:30pm: Day Five will feature an immersion into the addiction community resources in New Jersey/Pennsylvania and how to access them.
Day 6 (Thursday) – 6:30pm – 9:30pm: Day Six is primarily concerned with the actualization of becoming a recovery coach, with role-play in small groups and other practice sessions to apply program teachings.
Day 7 (Friday) – 6:30pm – 9:30pm: Day Seven continues the practical aspects of supporting the recovery of specific individuals. An emphasis will also be placed on future professional development needs and responsibilities, summarizing key learnings and closing a week-long academy.
To watch a short video of the program's two instructors describing the course, and offering insights into working with recoverees, please click the link below.
For questions about this program, or it you are coming from out of town and would like hotel/transporation information, please contact CityofAngelsNJ@hotmail.com.
For details about CCAR, and to read testimonials about the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy from people who have taken the training program, click here.