I am so excited to be working on the 1st Recovery Coach Training utilizing the CCAR (Connecticut Community of Addiction Recovery) curriculum which I pursued last year.
today a colleague asked if i would be interested in contracting with them to do some peer recovery coach training within their peer mental wellness trainings. of course, i said yes. of course i am flattered. i am also excited to dive into this work. i have been doing this for awhile as an afterthought to the jobs i have secured. now though i think that the distinct business of asking people to succeed and then following up with asking them to share their success is brilliant. i didn’t conceive of it, but i will utilize it.
below is a brochure for the basic trainings – it’s 9 days of opening your eyes and connecting them to your heart. i am excited to participate.
i am also doing more supervision for other addiction counselors. i think i am providing supervision for at least 6 counselors now. that also feels really good. and feels like a good use of time.
went to the advisory committee meeting today. the group is shaping and honing the credenitaling process for peer recovery support specialists in colorado. as is always the case, the gallimaufry of personalities brought no real surprises. i left a bit disillusioned, but that is a mainstay of my personality and perception none-the-less.
60 hours of trainings within the last 5 years plus 500 hours of peer support related work will be the requirement for new certified support specialists. persons already established in the field in colorado will most likey be grandparented in.
the testing process will be through IC & RC which colorado will recognize. i will share some of the advisory committee consensus and process here as it rolls along. hope it catches on…