ONLINE TRAINING

All information needed including technology requirements and pre-work by class can be found below.

TERMS

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ZOOM

We use the Zoom platform to host all virtual training online. Please use the following link to prepare for training.

Zoom support and getting started guide

PRE-WORK ASSIGNMENTS

Pre-work is required for all our Online Training Programs. The pre-work serves as a basis for the discussion and activities that will be done in class. You will submit one journal assignment for each day of training.
Note: We recommend saving a copy of your pre-work in case of any submission errors.

Recovery Coach Academy does not award partial credit, and no CEUs will be awarded until all journal assignments have been submitted. We will only allow and accept late journal assignments a week past the end of the training.

Use the expanding menu below to view and complete the required pre-work for your training

Recovery Coach Training


DAY ONE Read through Section One of your manual and complete the exercises on the following pages:

  • Who Am I? (Page 6)
  • Spectrum of Attitudes (Page 8)
  • What is Recovery? Write your personal definition of recovery. (Page 9)
  • Recovery Principles and Core Values (Page 13)
  • List the positive and negative characteristics of a coach (Page 15)
  • What is a Recovery Coach? (Page 17)
  • Recovery Coach Self-Assessment (page 21)
Journal Assignment - For Submission: Please tell us what you are hoping to gain from attending this training. Submit here. DAY TWO Read through Section Two of your manual and complete the assignments on the following pages:
  • Complete the Values and Differences exercise (Pages 32-33)
  • Read the Sexual Harassment Fact Sheet (Pages 36-37)
  • Complete the Crisis Intervention Checklist (Page 38-39)
  • Words to Abandon/Celebrate (Page 43)
  • Complete the Sharing Your Story exercise (Page 44-45)
  • Complete the Issues of Self-Disclosure exercise (page 46-47)
Journal Assignment - For Submission: Read the following article beginning on page 3 in the Additional Materials section of your manual: Sponsor, Recovery Coach and Addiction Counselor: The Importance of Role Clarity and Role Integrity” by William White and share your thoughts. Submit here. DAY THREE Write down any questions you may have from reflecting on Session Two to share with your facilitator.
  • My Experience with Change (page 57)
  • Review the Stages of Change (pages 58-63)
  • Read the following article in the Additional Materials section of your manual: “The Language of Recovery” (page 37) and “A Message of Tolerance and Celebration” (page 39)
Journal Assignment - For Submission: Watch the Q&A video Bill White conducted at the conference, Multiple Pathways of Recovery, hosted by CCAR in May 2016 and share your thoughts. Submit here. DAY FOUR Write down any questions you may have from reflecting on Session Three to share with your facilitator.
  • Generate a list of internal and external resources you can draw on to initiate and sustain recovery. (Page 81)
  • Complete the Seven Dimensions of Wellness tool (Page 97)
  • Read the following article (page 55) in the Additional Materials section of your manual: “Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Peggy McIntosh
  • Complete the White Privilege Checklist
  • Watch the video, The CCAR Experience
Journal Assignment - For Submission: Watch the video, Power and Privilege and share your thoughts.
Submit here. DAY FIVE
  • Write down any questions you may have from reflecting on Session Four to share with your facilitator.
Journal Assignment - For Submission: Read the following articles (pages 61, 63 and 67) in the Additional Materials section of your manual: “Peer Recovery Coaching”, “Stigma and Recoveryism, "Stay in Your Lane” and share your thoughts. Submit here.




Spirituality for Recovery Coaches


DAY ONE

  • Write terms and phrases you associate with Spirituality (Page 7)
  • Using the guiding questions of page 8, write your own Personal Definition of Spirituality (Page 9)
  • Complete the find someone who exercise using your own personal connections, friends, and family (Page 11)
  • Write down your Personal Beliefs (Page 12)
Journal Assignment - For Submission: What drove you to want to attend this class? Submit here. DAY TWO
  • Research your pathway
  • Complete the letter on page 19
  • Review Recovery Coach questions (Page 24)
  • Review Spirituality Identity Cards
  • Bring a personal item to share
Journal Assignment - For Submission: Of the passages on page 20, which one speaks to you and why? Submit here.




Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches


DAY ONE Review the learning objectives and the day one agenda (Page 1-3) Complete "What are Ethics?" (Page 5) Review the Ethical Terms (Page 9-10) Review Recovery Coach Roles and write down which ones you think are ethically challenging and why (Page 13-14) Write down any questions you may have for the facilitator Journal Assignment - For Submission: Watch this short video, and read this blog post - what are your thoughts about Friend vs. Coach? Submit here. DAY TWO Review the day two agenda (Page 21) Complete the Case Study (Page 23) Review Ethical Assumptions (Page 25-26) Review the Core Recovery Values and Ethical Conduct (Page 27-28) Review the Peer-Based Model of Ethical Decision Making (Page 37) Write down any questions you have have for the facilitator Journal Assignment - For Submission: Read the Case Study on Page 38 and share how you used the form to review this situation. Did you find it helpful? Why or Why not? Submit here. DAY THREE Review the Day Three Agenda and write down any questions for your facilitator (Page 47) Review the "Law and Peer-Based Recovery Support Services" (Pages 37-46 - back section of your manual) Journal Assignment - For Submission: What are your thoughts when you read the quote on Page 49: "We are ethically obligated to care for ourselves." Submit here.




Recovery Coaching and Professionalism


DAY ONE Review your manual, Learning Objectives and the Day One Agenda, write down any questions for your facilitator (Page 1-3) Complete the worksheet on page 5, Including a definition for Professionalism. Complete the worksheet on pages 12-13, Etiquette. Also read accompanying article on pages 34-35 Read: COMMONSTRENGTH: BUILDING LEADERS, TRANSFORMING RECOVERY by Tom Hill Journal Assignment - For Submission: Read the article on Communication on pages 36-37. Why do you think it is important for Recovery Coaches to have an understanding of these modern communication do's and don'ts? Submit here. DAY TWO Please review the Day Two Agenda, write down any questions for your facilitator. Complete the "How Reliable Am I?" (Page 19) Write a SMART Goal for improving this area (Page 21) Complete the Organization Checklist (Pages 28-30) Please read THE THREATS OF ANTI-PROFESSIONALISM AND PROFESSIONALISM By WILLIAM WHITE. Journal Assignment - For Submission: Pick one of the two scenarios on page 26 and share how you would respond in that situation. Submit here.




Recovery Coaching in the Emergency Department


DAY ONE Review of the day one agenda and learning objectives Watch the EDRC Video Review the Recovery Coach Roles (Pages 7-8) Write your IDEAL EDRC job description (Pages 10-11) Review Staying in Your Lane module (Page 12-14) Write down any questions you may have for the facilitator Journal Assignment - For Submission: Based on what you have read what do you believe are the most utilized roles in an Emergency department and why? Submit here. DAY TWO Read through the section on Motivational Interviewing (Pages 19-22) Read Stages of Change (Pages 23-26) Complete the Compassion Fatigue worksheet (Page 26) Read 923 Blog post (Pages 31-32) Review the Additional Materials Section Write down any questions you may have for the facilitator Journal Assignment - For Submission: What would be the top three priorities in order to implement a program like this is your organization, state, community? Submit here.




Coachervision


DAY ONE

Journal Assignment - For Submission: Read article on pages 10-13 Culture: Your Environment for People at Work and answer the questions on page 14 for your journal assignment. Submit here. DAY TWO
  • Complete the table on pages 29-30, Coachervisor: What is my role?
  • Read the Micromanagement article on pages 38 - 39
  • Take the Compassion Fatigue Test on pages 53-55 and tally your score
Journal Assignment - For Submission: Read the article, Running on Empty (Pages 56-60). Using the questions on page 59, describe what your compassion fatigue toolkit would include. Submit here.




Recovery Coaching Basics


ONE DAY ONLY

  • Review Zoom tutorial and test your equipment - found here
  • Review the learning objectives (Page 1)
  • Review agenda (Page 3)
  • Review Spectrum of Attitudes (Page 8), answer the corresponding questions (Page 9)
  • Complete A Place for Elephants (Page 13)
  • Complete My Experience with Change (Page 20)
  • Write down your personal definition of Recovery (Page 24)
  • Complete the exercise on Multiple Pathways of Recovery (Page 30)
  • Write down any questions you have for the facilitator
Journal Assignment - For Submission: Review Addiction (Pages 14-17), complete the corresponding questions.
Submit here.