Recovery Coaching and Professionalism: A Step in the Right Direction

The Center for Addiction Recovery Training (CART) announces Recovery Coaching and Professionalism, a new training program aimed to equip recovery coaches with skills that will help them seek employment in more professional settings. By Nathan Cleaver

Hartford, CT (PRWEB) May 29, 2017

The Center for Addiction Recovery Training (CART) is pleased to announce a new training program for Recovery Coaches who are seeking opportunities to provide recovery support services in a variety of professional settings such as emergency rooms, court systems, treatment centers, and others. Recovery Coaching and Professionalism© was created in response to the recent spike of necessity for recovery coaches to provide services in settings that value and welcome their unique perspective. 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.

In 2009, The Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) developed the Recovery Coach Academy© out of a need for their volunteers to develop skills and understanding of recovery to better help those who came into their recovery community centers. Now, CART is dedicated to building a diverse roster of training programs to support the ongoing need for recovery coaches in professional settings. CART aims to use the knowledge and experience CCAR has gained through their Emergency Department Recovery Coach program to model and develop participants’ skills in any setting. This training, in conjunction with Ethical Considerations and Spirituality, aims to develop well rounded recovery coaches who are equipped for work in any environment.

The first pilot, ran in January 2017, along with a second updated curriculum in the following month, established a baseline for CART to innovate and improve upon the formula. By collaborating with a varied crowd that included recovery coaches, registered trainers, and CCAR volunteers, CART fine-tuned a final curriculum set to be unveiled in June. A few of the core elements recovery coaches will gain are: defining professionalism as it pertains to coaching, understating their personal accountability as coaches, learning the importance of the concept “stay in their lane” as it pertains to working in a large system (like a hospital, court, or treatment center), and more. To register for the first Recovery Coaching and Professionalism training, to take place on June 15 and 16, 2017, please visit CART’s website.

About CCAR: Since 1998 the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) has organized the recovery community (people in recovery, family members, friends and allies) to put a face on recovery and to provide recovery support services to help sustain recovery. By promoting recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction through advocacy, education and service, CCAR strives to end discrimination surrounding addiction and recovery, open new doors and remove barriers to recovery, maintain and sustain recovery regardless of the pathway, all the while ensuring that all people in recovery, and people seeking recovery, are treated with dignity and respect. CCAR envisions a world where the power, hope and healing of recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction is thoroughly understood and embraced.

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