Just Added- Peer Supervision Package for 1 year at 1 hour per month.
What We Do As Supervisors of Peer Professionals-
•Develop written Professional Development Plans
•Establish Work Routine
•Supervise in person for 1 hour-once a week during probationary period.-at least once a month after probationary period
•Ensure ongoing recovery training and education
•Ensure competencies are met within 1st year (i.e., certification)
•Work with HR on performance issues.
•To provide peer support staff and volunteers with a safe, confidential and supportive space to reflect critically on professional practice
.•To enhance quality mental health services to Recoverees by improving mental health self-care, Professional-reflection, learning and competency development.
•Supervision is central to quality management in a learning organization.
•Peer Support Supervision occurs when a peer support supervisor and peer support specialist supervisee(s) formally meet to discuss and review the work and experience of the peer provider, with the aim of supporting the peer in their professional role.
Setting the stage for supervision: Topics for first few meetings
•Discussing roles and expectations for supervision
•Frequency of contact
•Essential qualities of peer supervisor and peer Supervisee
•Normalizing process for conflict resolution.
•Underscoring striving towards mutuality and recognition of power differentials and challenges in professional and/or medical model systems.
•Goal setting (both Peer Supervisor and Peer Supervisee do this)
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Recovery Coaches and Peer Specialists have become an integral part of many effective recovery organization. PCA supports this professional evolution and suggest a 60 hour training menu that includes 32 hours CCAR Recovery Coach Academy, 16 hour Ethical Considerations, 12 hours Professionalism for Coaches or Coaching in Emergency Departments. Other options for the 60 hour credentials are listed below. PCA provides the required education hours for at least 3 nationally recognized accreditations
PCA supports 3 professional accreditation programs for peer coaches:
1) CCAR Recovery Coach (RCP) Professional Designation- 60 hours, a verbal test, an ethics exam - $195 renewable every 2 years www.ccar.us
2) Colorado Peer and Family Support Credential $295= www.copeercert.com
3) NAADAC - Minimum of 60 contact hours of peer recovery focused training to include education in documentation, community/family education, case management, Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC). www.naadac.org/NCPRSS
PCA is proud to deliver the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy- a four day training program designed to provide participants with a general understanding of what it takes to be a Recovery Coach, which we define as anyone interested in promoting recovery by removing barriers and obstacles to recovery and serving as a personal guide and mentor for people seeking or already in recovery. There are no prerequisites for attending this class and ALL are welcome! Each participant can earn 32 hours CEU's
These trainings are designed by our training partners to help peers develop stronger coaching skills. Pricing is listed as purchased > 30 days/ purchased < 30 days. You can pick your additional 30 hours for a Professional Accreditation.
Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches is 2 Full Days of training that addresses many areas including: defining the coaching service role and functions, coaching standards, issues of vulnerability, ethical decision making, performance enhancement and legal issues. This course will help Recovery Coaches maintain good boundaries when serving others. There are 16 hours of CE units available.
This new training is for coaches seeking opportunities to provide recovery support services in a variety of professional settings such as emergency rooms, court systems, treatment centers, and others. The 12-hour curriculum will prepare coaches in ten different characteristics commonly associated with professionalism: accountability, appearance, etiquette, organizational skills, communication, ethics and boundaries, reliability, demeanor, maintaining poise, competence, and self-care.
PCA is pleased to announce a brand new CCAR curriculum for Recovery Coaches who are working currently in an Emergency Department setting or would like to. This two day training is geared towards those who have already completed the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy. There are 12 CE hours for this training.
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) & Medication Supported Recovery (MSR) can be important components of addiction treatment modalities and recovery pathways.
This full day workshop offers Recovery Coaches/Certified Peer Recovery Specialists (CPRS) and other Peer Professionals the opportunity to understand and explore the concepts and realities of MAT/MSR as components of addiction treatment and as a contributor to sustainable recovery.
6 hours of introduction and overview designed specifically for parents and loved ones of people dealings with substance use issues. Boundaries, guilt, and stigma are just the beginning of this training.
We are excited to announce a new version of our nationally recognized
RCA specifically designed for Young Adults. CCAR has developed this training to enhance the skills of Young Adults looking to serve others as Recovery Coaches as well as those individuals who will be supporting young adults on their recovery journey.
RCA YA has been geared towards the unique learning styles of young people.
We have three unique Motivational Interviewing skills development workshops for Recovery Coaches. The series is called Motivational Interviewing for Recovery Coaches/Certified Recovery Peer Advocates (A)(B)(C). Each is six hours long. They are developed specifically for peers with deep historical and foundation concepts provided. They each are split between presentation & facilitation of exercise, role & real play interactions.
12 hours of Self-Care insight. Among human services and healthcare providers with high rates of mission-driven stress, secondary trauma and burn-out, it’s a pretty well-known concept. There are professional opportunities to learn what it is and how to implement it organizationally, as well as dedicated, paid time to practice self-care for individuals. In fact, Meaningful Trainings has written and delivered more than a few customized self-care workshops for employers and employee
PCA is thrilled to announce a new training program as a supplement to their nationally recognized Recovery Coach Academy, entitled "Spirituality for Recovery Coaches". While training the RCA, CCAR has been gathering feedback and making plans to offer additional training opportunities for Recovery Coaches. Deciding on which topics to cover for follow-up trainings has been difficult. 12 hours of CEU's available.
We hope you will volunteer to provide Telephone Recovery Support Calls, or be a Peer Facilitator for groups, or help build our state resource directory. We can provide Community Support Credits for many counties.
A recovery coach is a professional sober life coach. This is someone who guides and supports a person in recovery from addiction and helps prevent relapses. Did you know that up to 65 percent of people in the first year of recovery will relapse at least once? Those are daunting odds. The goal of a recovery coach is to be actively involved in the life of a recovering addict in order to prevent a relapse from happening. He or she acts as a combination counselor, sponsor, friend and coach. Should you think about hiring a recovery coach?
You (or your clients) have been through rehab or some form of counseling or support group. You have been sober for a significant period of time. You’re still struggling, though. You feel like triggers are all around you. That bar where you used to hang out with friends and get drunk is on your way to work. An old friend with whom you got high keeps texting you. You feel depressed, anxious and stressed out and you just know that using again will dampen these feelings.
Recovery is hard and relapse is common. How can you avoid turning back to drugs and alcohol? There are a lot of strategies, like finding new hobbies. going to meetings, working with a sponsor and others, but they aren’t always enough. On the other hand, you may be feeling secure in your sobriety, but your life revolves around avoiding relapse. You aren’t thriving, and every day feels like a chore.
This is where a recovery coach becomes useful. Coaching goes beyond therapy and beyond what a sponsor does. A coach is much more than any one thing. A good recovery coach is a leader, a mentor, a partner, a therapist, a spiritual guide and a cheerleader. A coach will do just about anything to help a client stay sober and to build a life that is meaningful and enjoyable. A coach wants the client to be more than just sober. A good coach wants the client to thrive. Here are just a few examples of what a coach might do for you:
We trained over 90 coaches with the RCA and scored 98% Satisfaction Rates
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