Free NAADAC Webinar

A Recorded Webinar

As of January 2023, registration and CE quiz and Certificate access for the NAADAC Free Webinar Series are available in the NAADAC Education Center. Click here to learn about the NAADAC Education Center.

Recorded on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 

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Agenda: Webinar Agenda

For people in recovery, giving back and personal growth are pathways to growing in their personal recovery. The emerging workplace of recovery coaching and credentials for peer specialists offers opportunity for building on lived experiencing, entering the workforce, or expanding competence in an existing professional field, for example as a substance use disorder counselor, social worker or supervisor. While options are many, how to achieve the knowledge, skills and ethics to becoming a recovery coach, a CPRS, or a supervisor is often murky. This workshop will provide an overview of training, supervision, the intern experience, and more. Policy, personal examples, and how to craft your own journey will be discussed.


Catherine McAlpine, PhD, LCSW-C, has worked in treatment for substance use disorders (SUD) since 1991 as a program director, manager, and administrator. She has been active developing materials and mentorship opportunities for people in recovery to become recovery coaches and peer specialists. In addition to developing workshops, she has been a trainer for Recovery Coach Academy, Ethical Considerations and Sexual Health in Recovery.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will be able to identify three different ways to expand competency as a workforce of recovery coach and certified peer specialist.
  • Participants will be able to describe three qualities of lived experience as it relates to emerging evidence-based practices for SUD and MHD.
  • Participants will be able to describe in two different ways how policy, learning requirements and experience can define their journey.
Content Level


  • Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.

Polls and Q&A.


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Earn 2 Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

To earn a CE Certificate for viewing this webinar, you must view the webinar in its entirety, complete the online evaluation, and pass the CE quiz.

  1. Upon completing the webinar, you will have access to the CE quiz within the course you are taking. Find the CE quiz in the NAADAC Education Center and click “purchase.” NAADAC members will be prompted to register for the CE quiz for free, while non-members will be prompted to pay a $25 processing fee to access the quiz.
  2. A score of 80% or higher is required to pass the CE quiz and access your CE certificate. You have 10 opportunities to pass the quiz. If you are unable to pass the quiz in the allocated number of tries, then you must retake the course.
  3. Upon passing the CE quiz, your CE certificate will be immediately available to download in your account in the NAADAC Education Center. Click here for detailed step-by-step instructions for accessing your CE quiz and downloading your CE certificate.

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This webinar is NOT eligible for ASWB ACE CE hours or NASW CE hours.

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters. 


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