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Online Continuing Education Classes

** Approved for Alcohol and Drug Counselors and Peer Recovery Specialists.

All classes require 2 hours of pre-work per day

Recovery Coaching & Professionalism

June 19th & 20th

Recovery coaching as a peer-to-peer recovery support services has grown exponentially over the past few years. The issue of ethical considerations has been discussed in many circles yet formal training has been lacking for recovery coaches. This 16 hour training addresses this critical need. Based on the widely used Ethical Guidelines for the Delivery of Peer-based Recovery Support Services by William White and PRO-ACT (2007), we designed this training to help coaches, and anyone else working in the peer role, to understand how critical it is to be ethically responsible.  Using presentations, small group work, and role play  to address many areas including: defining the coaching service role and functions, coaching standards, issues of vulnerability, ethical decision making, performance enhancement and legal issues.  This year we have added an additional half day of training, to allow for more opportunities to practice using relevant scenarios coaches may face on a daily basis.


Participants in this course 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 everyday work as an RC

Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches

August 21st - 23rd

CART is dedicated to building training programs to support this movement, so that coaches are able to regularly refine their craft of actively listening, asking good questions and managing their own stuff. Because of these high standards of excellence for our training programs and expectations of what we feel make good Recovery Coaches, CART is constantly asked to help agencies looking to employ CCAR trained Recovery Coaches. However, the landscape of where those roles are available has changed. Typically you’d find Recovery Coaches at your local recovery community centers, but now we are seeing a greater need for skilled coaches to work in other professional settings, such as hospitals, treatment facilities, police stations and court systems. In response to the demand, CART has developed what we think will be a highly utilized and sought after training program for Recovery Coaches looking to work or are working within professional settings.
Participants in this course will:

  • Define professionalism as it pertains to recovery coaching

  • Learn about and develop the various characteristics that a professional possesses

  • Understand their personal accountabilities in their role as recovery coaches

  • Learn the importance of the concept “stay in their lane” when it comes to working in a large system, like a hospital, court and/or treatment system

  • Reexamine the roles of a recovery coach in order to maintain good boundaries when working in professional settings

  • Have opportunities to practice and demonstrate newly acquired skills

Recovery Coaching in the Emergency Room

October 2nd & 3rd

Emergency Departments now recognize that Recovery Coaches can make a difference in this high-paced setting by connecting those that are present in the ED to pathways of recovery that can be sustained in the long term.

Recovery Coaching continues to gain momentum throughout the country, and with good reason.  Recovery Coaches can, and do, connect people to long-term and sustained recovery. Because of this, more and more coaches are being utilized in a variety of settings, including doctors' offices, police stations, drug courts, treatment centers, and, most notably, Emergency Departments.  The need for skilled coaches who can easily adapt and work in a fast-paced ED setting is growing exponentially.  As providers of the CT ED Recovery Coaches program, we have learned a great deal about the different training needs of those who choose to serve in this unique role.

This course prepares participants for the challenging and rewarding role of a Recovery Coach in the Emergency Department.

Participants in this course will:

  • Describe the roles and functions of the Recovery Coach working in the Emergency Department

  • Understand and practice staying in your lane

  • Develop skills to advocate and educate staff, patients, etc. as a way to demonstrate accountability within the role

  • Use of Motivational Interviewing (MI) to bring people through the stages of change into Recovery

  • Further develop your art of Recovery Coaching

Spirituality for Recovery Coaches

December 4th & 5th

The purpose of this program is to help you as a recovery coach understand what spirituality is and how you would help someone in their own process of discovering spirituality. This two day course will help you explore your own beliefs and values as it comes to spirituality. This training will provide you with the tools and resources needed as a recovery coach so you can speak about spirituality in a way that is accepting of others. This training is going to challenge you in a way that helps to promote your own understanding of spirituality. We believe that spirituality plays a large part in recovery and hope that by completing this course, you will be able to help those you serve understand, accept and embrace spirituality for themselves.


Participants in this course will:

  • Define spirituality

  • Explore personal beliefs and values as it comes to spirituality

  • Discover how to work with others whose spiritual beliefs may be different from yours

  • Learn about the tools, resources, and language needed for a recovery coach to address spirituality in a way that is inclusive

Training cost: $75.00 Includes a $25.00 non-refundable deposit.
Registration deadline for the first CEU is April 3rd - space is limited. Registration will be first come, first serve. Reserve your seat TODAY! 

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