Professional Recovery Coach
Recovery coaches play an important role in helping clients break the cycle of addiction. In this 100% online course, you will learn the strategies and techniques needed to work as a professional recovery coach. This course is also certified by the International Association of Professional Recovery Coaches (IAPRC) and International Association of Peer Supporters (INAOPS). Depending on your state’s Certification Board, you may earn credentials for Recovery Peer Specialists or continuing education units (CEU) upon course completion.
- Describe the effects of addiction on the brain's right hemispheric control center, as well as the skills and abilities the brain loses in addiction
- Identify cravings, BEEPS and the process by which the brain is hijacked in addiction
- Utilize strengths-based and solution-based questions to move clients from ambivalence to change
- Identify ways to build trust in the client/coach relationship
- Learn to apply Cognitive Behavior Theory and Cognitive Restructuring when disputing faulty thinking.
- Learn to recognize relapse triggers and co-create relapse prevention plans
There are no prerequisites to taking this course.
NEUROSCIENCE OF JOYFUL RECOVERY
- Introduction to brain, addiction, recovery and joy; addiction, the brain, t-rex & recovery; relational circuit failure, cravings and BEEPS (relapse triggers)
PROFESSIONAL RECOVERY COACH COMPETENCIES I
- Whole life recovery, five life elements and recovery capital; what coaching is and is not, recovery coach traits; foundational processes and what matters in motivational interviewing
PROFESSIONAL RECOVERY COACH COMPETENCIES II
- Cognitive restructuring, cognitive distortions, negative mindsets; self-talk analysis, consequences and logic; anger management: principles, triggers, internal and external obstacles
This course is 100% online. Start any time.
- According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, job demand in the overall “Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health” field should increase by 25% over the next decade.
- The BLS also found that professionals in this field, including recovery coaches, earn over $46,000 a year on average.
Recovery Coach FAQs
WHAT DO RECOVERY COACHES DO?
- Recovery coaches support their client’s recovery goals by helping them make plans, come up with strategies to achieve their goals and hold themselves accountable.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RECOVERY COACHING AND ADDICTION THERAPY?
- Addiction therapy is administered by a licensed practitioner and can take a number of different forms, including inpatient rehabilitation, cognitive behavior counseling or treatment medication. On the other hand, recovery coaching is supporting clients in pursuing their own goals. While an addiction counselor or therapist might diagnose addictive behavior, a coach will offer to help their clients meet their recovery goals.
WHAT STRATEGIES DO RECOVERY COACHES USE TO HELP THEIR CLIENTS?
Recovery coaches help their clients realize their goals by:
- Directing them to the right resources or to seek out medical treatment
- Providing accountability, active listening and support
- Supporting harm reduction
Jean LaCour, Ph.D., is a Certified Prevention Professional, author, and a trainer with extensive experience in the addiction recovery field. She is the co-founder of the NET Training Institute Center for Addiction and Recovery Education, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit corporation offering online training in addiction counseling, peer specialist support, and recovery support services.