Peer Coach Academy Colorado facilitates a 32 hour Recovery Coach Academy Training over 4 consecutive days beginning 02/21 thru 2/24
PCA utilizes the CCAR curriculums exclusively. 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 Recovery Coach Academy© is a 4-day intensive training academy focusing on providing individuals with the skills need 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.
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 recovery coach, as many graduates leave feeling a greater sense of self, solidifying their position as allies in the every changing recovery community.
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 mission and vision can be seen in everything we do, and our guiding principles are woven throughout the Recovery Coach Academy©, making it one of the most sought out recovery oriented training programs.
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."
This course is a pre-requisite for CART At CCAR's Recovery Coach Professional Designation. Learn more about the designation here..www.addictionrecoverytraining.org/rcp/
The Center for Addiction Recovery Training (CART) has established a Recovery Coach Professional (RCP) designation to elevate the standard for recovery coaches worldwide. CART’s goal is to have the RCP designation recognized, trusted and valued in the field. Over the years, CART has determined that recovery coach certifications focus mainly on the science. To earn most certifications and/or credentials associated with recovery coaching, candidates must accumulate a certain number of training hours, accrue a specified amount of supervised time serving in the role and pass a written test.
“Is this the best way to determine if the applicant has all the necessary skills to serve as an effective recovery coach?”
We think the CART Recovery Coach Professional designation is a better way. CART does believe in the science. The science will be learned through 60 hours of CART-approved training. CART will also ask for a resume and/or a written history of addiction recovery experience. However, CART feels there is more an organization can do to accurately assess an individual’s skill. We are bringing back a live interview process to see if the candidate has the “art”. During the interview, a panel of peers will assess whether or not the candidate is actively listening, asking good questions, managing their personal biases and treating people as resources. CART believes these skills are the essence of recovery coaching which we define as the “art”. To earn the Recovery Coach Professional designation, the applicant must pass this rigorous, live interview process. There is no written test.
Here is some information to help answer some questions about the process and what the designation means.
Why the “Professional” title? The word “professional” will differentiate us from all the other credentials and certifications. As more entities (hospitals, providers, prisons) employ coaches, “Professional” signifies a level of competence and expertise. Plus, the recovery coaches we have interviewed appreciate the designation.
Currently, graduates of our training programs call themselves “CCAR-trained” recovery coaches. The RCP designation will clarify and elevate the standard.
The RCP designation is available to ALL – people in recovery, families, friends allies. Just like each of our CART training programs. There is no prerequisite or length of time in recovery required.
CART will award the RCP Designation to successful candidates that demonstrate the art and science of coaching recovery through the following:
Training Requirements: Applicants must complete the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© and the CCAR Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches©. In addition, 18 hours of CCAR or CART-approved training programs for a total of 60 training hours.
Experience: In the application, the candidates will describe their addiction recovery experience through a resume and/or a written summary. .
Interview: Candidates will have an interview with a panel of peers comprised of CART leadership and recovery coaches. May be in person or online.
The RCP Application is now available.
Questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.