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Organization Name: The Addictions Academy
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Program Name: Certified Recovery Coach
Program Type: CCE
Program Hours: Core: 26 Resource Development: 10 Total: 36
Organization Description: We offer addiction coaching classes and received our CCE provider form ICF for the recovery coach class. It is a 36-hour professional-level certification for recovery coaches that want to offer life skills in the addiction industry.
Program Description:
Recovery Coach TrainingOur comprehensive Professional Recovery Coach Certification and Training Program will teach you how to handle clients that are looking for help from drug addiction and alcohol addiction. A Recovery Coach’s function is to assist a client with Substance Use Disorder in finding the appropriate path to sobriety. A Recovery Coach sets the parameters of the conversation, listens and contributes observations and questions, provides a roadmap for success, and assists the client as a team to achieve their desired goals. An action-based Recovery Coach accelerates the client’s progress by providing greater focus and awareness of choices, actions, and responsibility.
Recovery Coaching concentrates on meeting the client where they are now, where they want to be, and holding them accountable as a team to get there. A professional coaching certification will enhance your marketability and allow you to offer your clients the best services possible. We are the global leader in addiction recovery coach training and certification and the only Recovery Coach Academy to offer two levels of recovery coach training.
Our Professional Recovery Coach Certification follows the International Coach Federation (ICF) 11 Core Competencies of Coaching (we are CCE Accredited) and in this class you will will learn Motivational Interviewing skills, Life Coaching skills, Life Skills, Coping Skills, Defense Mechanisms, Active vs. Passive Listening, ethics, legal issues, and more. Our exclusive Recovery Coach Level II includes the Stages of Change, DSM 5 and mental health information, drugs, the criminal client, the wealthy client and more.
NOTE: There are NO prerequisites to this course and both levels I and II come together in the training and certification packages. Also included is an ethics class and 10 hours of supervision. We do offer Job Board, Networking, and Business/Private Practice assistance. We also hire from within once you are trained, certified, insured, and bonded.
Your Host for this Training, Dr. Cali Estes
Cali’s multidimensional approach focuses on the underlying cause of the addiction and she approaches each client in a unique manner. With over 21 years’ experience as a Therapist, Life Coach, Recovery Coach, Addictions Coach, and Wellness Coach.
More about Cali.
(in both video series and online Virtual Classroom)
Level One
Coping Skills, Life Skills
Professional Training and Coaching skills
Active vs. Passive Listening Skills
Accessing Community Supports
Relapse Prevention
Goal Setting
Street Drugs and what they mean (most current up-to-date information)
Defense Mechanisms
Post-Acute Withdrawal techniques
Legal and Ethical Issues
Duties and Responsibilities
Action Planning and Goal Setting
Difference between Recovery Coaching, Therapy and Sponsorship
Overcoming obstacles and barriers
Planning and Goal Setting
Level II
DSM- 5 Terminology
Mental Health Terminology
Understanding Learning Styles and Motivation to change
Stages of Change
Criminal Clients
Wealthy Clients
Organization: The Addictions Academy
1578 Thumb Point Drive
Fort Pierce, FL 34949
Phone: 1.800.706.0318
Student Contact: Cali Estes
Phone: 1.800.706.0318
Learning Method: Combination
Language: English
Coaching Specialties: ADD/ADHD, Coaching Other Coaches, Executive, Health & Fitness, Life Vision & Enhancement, Relationship, Other
Approval Start Date: September 1, 2019 Accreditation Renewal Date: October 31, 2021
Locations: Canada
United States
New Brunswick
Nova Scotia