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. PCA works with Volunteers, Recovery Courts, Veteran Treatment Courts, Medical Clinics, Local Recovery Centers, Programs for the Homeless, and Residential Treatment Programs. Read more about the crucial role of Recovery Coaches here
“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 includes coaches, recovery support specialists, peer support specialists. Here are some thoughts from previous graduates.
Your efforts and education can be credited toward a certification, a professional designation, or the Colorado State Peer and Family Support Credential. These certifications indicate that you have some knowledge about coaching. There are many types of organizations that are utilizing peer support professionals and the trend is growing. Our staff can help guide you in this process.
Of course, you still have to get and keep the job.
PCA collaborates exclusively with CCAR (Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery) and Meaningful Trainings. These organizations have been creating and delivering peer focused trainings and recovery support since 1999. Our trainings can help you sharpen your skills, learn to better support others, or become a peer professional. For a list of our scheduled trainings go to www.pcacolorado1.com
We love working with organizations and provide group pricing rates for 4 or more trainees at a time. Contact PCA to discuss implementing the Recovery Coach Academy with your workforce. We hope to make Colorado a Recovery Oriented System of Care.
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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 30 hours CEU's
Add a 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”.
CCAR Recovery Coach Academy©participants will:
Describe Recovery Coach role and functions. List the components, core values and guiding principles of recovery
Build skills to enhance relationships
Explore many dimensions of recovery of recovery and recovery coaching
Discover attitudes about self disclosure and sharing your story:Understand the stages of recovery;Describe the stages of change and their applications, Increase their awareness of culture, power and privilege.
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 CEU's available.
CCAR is thrilled to announce a new training program as a supplement to our nationally recognized Recovery Coaches 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.
Recovery coaching as a peer-to-peer recovery support services has grown exponentially over the past four years. Over 2000 coaches have been trained using the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy alone. The issue of ethical consideration has been discussed in many circles yet formal training has been lacking.
This two day training addresses this critical need. Using presentations, small group work, role play and a decision making matrix many areas will be addressed including: defining the coaching service role and functions, coaching standards, issues of vulnerability, ethical decision making, performance enhancement and legal issues.
Participants who attend the CCAR Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches training will Understand what ethics are and why ethics are so important when performing Recovery Coach Services
Learn how to stay in your lane as a recovery coach
Understand the decision making process
Develop guidelines for making ethical decisions
Apply the new learning to your every day work as an RC
All participants who successfully complete the Ethics Training will be provided with 12 CEUs.
These trainings are designed by our partners to develop stronger coaching skills
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
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.
30 hours We have developed this new program to help anyone working with a Veteran of the Armed Services. Instead of providing our Veterans with the typical resources through the VA and DOD, this training will focus on Veterans returning home and navigating the new community. It doesn’t matter if you are a Veteran, a person in recovery, a friend, a family member of someone in recovery, or recovery all. this course will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to mentor Veterans.
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.
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.
PCA, in collaboration with the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR), coordinates the delivery of the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy (RCA) and Training of Trainers (TOT) across Colorado. This is a collaborative effort to increase the numbers of Recovery Coaches and Recovery Coach Trainers in Colorado and the West. Recovery Coaching is a peer-based recovery support service that is non-clinical and designed to engage others beyond initiation stabilization phase.
Recovery Coaches trained in the CCAR Model, who have significant training experience delivering a curriculum of this duration and are interested in becoming Recovery Coach Trainers are encouraged to apply for the Training of Trainers (TOT). PCA's 2018 goal is to create recovery coach trainers for at least six counties in Colorado.
PCA supports 3 professional accreditation programs for peer coaches:
1) CCAR Recovery Coach 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 $225= 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
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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.Peer Coach Academy Colorado facilitates a 32 hour Recovery Coach Academy Training over 2 consecutive Thursdays/Fridays beginning 08/3-4 and ending 08/10-11.PCA utilizes the CCAR curriculum 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”CCAR Recovery Coach Academy©participants will:
CCAR Recovery Coach Academy agenda breakdown 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
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. Graduates will receive 32 Education Hours to apply towards any professional peer credential. Graduates can also receive 30 hours of CEU's.
"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."