Our courses offer the best value and provide a complete foundation for a career as a recovery coach.
All Access Pass
The All Access Pass gives you full access to all the courses and lessons that we offer. This is our most comprehensive level and includes access to all future courses and updates as well.
Course: Recovery Coaching Introduction
This gives you access to all 12 lessons in the Recovery Coaching Introduction course. This is our most popular package and is an excellent foundational series.
Lessons Included in Course:
- Recovery Coaching Overview
- Coaching Skills
- Utilizing the Client's Strengths and Assets
- Professional Ethics and Boundaries
- eCoaching and Documentation Skills
- Action Plans And Goal Setting Skills
- Coaches Role As A Client Advocate
- Cultural Competency for Coaches
- Mental Health and Dual Issues in Coaching
- The Importance of Resilience in Recovery
- Wraparound Services
- Youth & Recovery
Course: In Depth
This gives you access to all 14 lessons in the In Depth course.
Lessons Included in Course:
- Ethics of Recovery Coaching
- Self-Care, Recovery and Support
- Care Coordination
- Crisis Management
- Domestic Violence
- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
- Life Skills
- Motivational Interviewing
- Pharmacology and Addictions
- Recovery Management
- Relapse Prevention
- Resources and Follow-Up
- Social Support System
- Overview of Addictions and Recovery Stages
Our individual lessons are perfect for recovery coaches and addiction professionals looking to expand their skillsets. Click Sections below to view Individual Courses.
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MiniCourse: Recovery Coaching OverviewCEU's: 4*
This module provides a brief overview of Recovery Coaching, including the Coach's role in working with clients, comparisons of other treatment providers, tips to promote your Coaching services, and an introduction to other topics that will be discussed in later modules. Upon completion of this course, you will have all the tools needed to work effectively with clients in need of recovery coaching services. Recent trends suggest that the demand for trained, qualified Recovery Coaches will continue to increase at a rapid rate in the future. We welcome you to your new, exciting career as a trained, professional Recovery Coach.
MiniCourse: Coaching SkillsCEU's: 4
The Recovery Coach’s toolbox contains many useful techniques and skills designed to assist the client’s recovery process. The more often you oil and sharpen your coaching tools, the better they will serve both you and your clients.
MiniCourse: Utilizing the Client's Strengths and AssetsCEU's: 4
The Recovery Coach’s main goal is to empower clients by focusing on their strengths, rather than their weaknesses. The Coach and client work together to identify the client’s interests, skills, talents and other strengths and use these assets to help the client achieve his or her goals. Although the Coach assists the client in identifying goals, it is the client that chooses them, based on their individual needs and desires.
MiniCourse: Professional Ethics and BoundariesCEU's: 4*
Each professional association has published a Code of Ethics. The National Association of Social Workers, the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the American Psychological Association, the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors and the American Counseling Association have all published Codes of Ethics unique to the professions that they serve. In addition, various states have published their own Codes of Ethics, applicable to licensed individuals practicing within their state.
MiniCourse: eCoaching and Documentation SkillsCEU's: 4*
Electronic Coaching, or eCoaching, is the wave of the future in Recovery Coaching. Advancements in technology now allow people to communicate in ways never thought possible just a few years ago. It’s both simple and affordable for most everyone to talk face-to-face over a computer using Skype or similar video chat software programs, and it’s equally easy and convenient to communicate via e-mail or text messages using a smartphone or other internet-enabled portable device. With each new day, more and more treatment centers, Recovery Coaches and counseling professionals are adding online and/or electronic access for their clients.
MiniCourse: Action Plans And Goal Setting SkillsCEU's: 4
Every long distance truck driver understands the importance of setting goals on a daily basis. For example, a driver traveling from Missouri to Wisconsin must not only use a map to plan his route, but also realizes he will pass through Chicago along the way. If the driver is wise, he’ll avoid driving through downtown Chicago during rush hour and plan accordingly. If not, he’ll be stuck in traffic for hours, wasting valuable time and fuel.
MiniCourse: Coaches Role As A Client AdvocateCEU's: 4
Advocacy meets clients and families where they work, live and interact with others – in their own backyards, so to speak - and recognizes that every client’s needs are individual and unique.
MiniCourse: Cultural Competency for CoachesCEU's: 4*
Culture refers to the cumulative deposit of knowledge, experience, beliefs, values, attitudes, meanings, hierarchies, religion, notions of time, roles, spatial relations, concepts of the universe, and material objects and possessions acquired by a group of people in the course of generations through individual and group striving.
MiniCourse: Mental Health and Dual Issues in CoachingCEU's: 4*
People struggling with both substance abuse issues and mental illness are classified as having a dual diagnosis. Clients diagnosed with dual diagnosis issues can be notoriously difficult to treat because symptoms of each condition tend to overlap and impact on one other. Mental health treatment providers often aren’t equipped deal with substance abuse issues, while addiction treatment centers often refuse to accept clients with severe mental health issues. Treatment methods prescribed for mental health and substance abuse issues can be quite different from one another, although both are critical to the client’s recovery. As a trained recovery coach, you will often act as a bridge for your clients, assisting them to connect with both mental health and addiction recovery services.
MiniCourse: The Importance of Resilience in RecoveryCEU's: 4
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines resilience as:
1. The capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after deformation caused especially by compressive stress;
2. An ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change.
Although the first definition applies to materials, such as a memory foam mattress, for example, the same principle applies to people. Resilience means to return to a normal, original state, whether it applies to mattresses or human beings.
MiniCourse: Wraparound ServicesCEU's: 4
"Wraparound" may sound like a new concept, but it is not. The term "wraparound" came into use in 1986, in an article by Lenore Behar*. She defined "wraparound" as a way to "surround multi-problem youngsters and families with services, rather than with institutional walls, and to customize these services." Also called "holistic," "strengths based" or "individualized," the "wraparound" approach is more a process than a service.
MiniCourse: Youth & RecoveryCEU's: 4
In 2006, state-funded recovery high schools for students with substance use disorders opened in three Massachusetts cities — Springfield, Beverly, and Boston. Designed to reduce the risks of relapse, these schools aim to provide education only to students who are in recovery. As of 2011, at least twenty more recovery high schools have opened their doors across the United States. * Imagine the impact there would be if every school around the world were to add addiction prevention classes as a required course of study before the early adolescence, which is the time children are most likely to experiment with alcohol and drugs.
* Mandatory for most certification boards
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MiniCourse: Ethics of Recovery CoachingCEU's: 4
- The Definition of Ethics in Recovery.
- The Four Positive Elements of Recovery Coaching.
- The Values of Recovery Coaching.
- Modern Communications and Ethical Behavior.
- Definition of Telehealth Services and the Ethics of Provision.
- Understanding Your Area of Expertise.
MiniCourse: Self-Care, Recovery and SupportCEU's: 4*
- The Basics of Self-Care.
- Self Empowerment.
- Acessing Resources.
MiniCourse: Care CoordinationCEU's: 4*
- The Principles of Case Management.
- Client Assistance with Healthcare System Navigation.
MiniCourse: Crisis ManagementCEU's: 4*
- Circumstances Leading To Crises.
- Non-Violent Crisis Intervention.
- Techniques To Calm A Client In A Crisis Situation.
MiniCourse: Domestic ViolenceCEU's: 4*
- The Signs & Symptoms of Domestic Violence & Abuse.
- Accepted Interventions.
- Harm Reduction Philosophy & Strategies.
- The Duluth Model of Power & Control.
MiniCourse: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability ActCEU's: 4*
- What Is HIPAA?
- HIPAA and the Work of a Recovery Coach.
MiniCourse: Life SkillsCEU's: 4
- Effective Coping Skills.
- Social Skills | Developing a Social Network.
- Developing Leisure and Recreational Activities.
- Living a Healthy Lifestyle.
MiniCourse: Motivational InterviewingCEU's: 4*
- A Working Definition.
- The Model.
- Working with the Model.
MiniCourse: Pharmacology and AddictionsCEU's: 4*
- An Introduction to the Basics of Pharmacology and Substance Abuse.
- Mood Altering Drugs and Their Classifications.
- Drug Interactions.
- Empowering Clients to Understand Drugs and Their Implications.
MiniCourse: Recovery ManagementCEU's: 4*
- Strength Based Model of Care.
- Understanding the Importance of Long-Term Management.
- Care Coordination.
MiniCourse: Relapse PreventionCEU's: 4*
- Relapse Prevention.
- The Signs and Symptoms Of Relapse | Proper Intervention.
- Create an Effective Relapse Prevention Plan.
MiniCourse: Resources and Follow-UpCEU's: 4
- What Happens Upon Termination of the Professional Relationship?
- Dealing with Being Discharged.
- A Good Discharge Plan.
- Resources to Use.
MiniCourse: Social Support SystemCEU's: 4
- What is a Social Support System?
- Empower a Client to Create Their Own Social Support Network.
MiniCourse: Overview of Addictions and Recovery StagesCEU's: 4*
- A Brief Overview of Addictions.
- Signs and Symptoms of Addiction.
- Stages of Recovery.
* Mandatory for most certification boards
- * 6 months pro bono coaching required