NAADAC Co-Presented Embracing the Peer Movement: Underscoring Peer Value in New York

NAADAC, Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers of New York State, The New York Certification Board (ASAP-NYCB), and Resource Recovery Center of Orange County (RRCOC) presented Embracing the Peer Movement: Underscoring Peer Value on November 9, 2018 in Middletown, New York. NAADAC Executive Director Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, and NAADAC Senior Membership Manager Diana Kamp joined over 90 addiction professionals for the one-day training.

Attendees were educated on the peer movement and provided with information on pathways to state and national peer certification. The training also addressed the barriers to implementing peers into treatment programs and underscored the value that peers can add to treatment effectiveness and outcomes.

This one-day training educated participants on the peer movement and featured trainers Carlo DiClemente, PhD, ABPP, co-developer of the Transtheoretical Model of behavior change (The Stages of Change), and Phil Valentine, co-author of The Stages of Recovery. These two frameworks are taught together in the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy, and form foundational curriculum in peer recovery training and certification. Dr. DiClemente is author of numerous scientific publications on motivation and behavior change with a variety of health and addictive behaviors. His book Addiction and Change: How Addictions Develop and Addicted People Recover (second edition) was published in 2018.

Mr. Valentine, CCAR Executive Director and peer recovery veteran, is an accomplished speaker and presenter, he has gained recognition as a strong leader in the recovery community.
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