Art & Science of Peer Support Recovery

A 30 hour virtual training with Jim Wuelfing and Cheryle Pacapelli
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily, March 22-26, 2021

This 30-hour, evidence-informed, highly interactive training for persons interested in providing recovery coaching services in a variety of service settings, is authored by several NH-based and national thought leaders in the field of peer-based recovery support services. Concepts and competencies addressed include: recovery-oriented systems of care; multiple pathways of recovery; harm reduction; and peer recovery supports ethics.  The content also includes boundary management; Motivational Interviewing; social justice issues in recovery coaching; self-care; role specific research and data collection and reporting.  stigma, discrimination, and appropriate language to use in service delivery and advocacy as demonstrated by scientific study are also examined.

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the peer recovery specialist role and sub-roles
  • Examine empowerment as a process and a tool to guide their activities with recovering populations
  • Examine ethical issues and practices for peer recovery specialists
  • Examine how paradigms about recovery can support or limit the process of coaching recovery
  • Identify effective means of managing personal biases about recovery
  • List the components of both the art and the science of supporting recovery
  • Practice core Motivational Interviewing skills
  • Compare the peer recovery specialist role with other recovery-supportive roles and professions
  • Define and locate opportunities to improve a Recovery-Oriented System of Care 
  • Discuss social justice issues surrounding the role and services of recovery coaches
  • Discuss the importance and roles of data in the peer recovery specialist role
  • Discuss trauma-informed care in relation to the peer recovery specialist role
  • Practice newly acquired knowledge and skills
  • Identify opportunities to improve present skills relative to coaching recovery

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30 Contact Hours Available
CRSW Performance Domains: 1-4
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 13, 18
Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 6
NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

Event Details

March 22, 2020
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
NHADACA Members with NASW/NBCC $105.00
NHADACA Members $100.00
Non-members with NASW/NBCC $130.00
Non-members $125.00