Peer Recovery Support Series, Part 2: Beyond 12-Steps - The Neuroscience of Recovery Coaching

A Recorded Webinar

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Recorded on Thursday, February 23, 2023

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The protocol of actualized recovery is a model that leverages applied neuroscience toward sustained wellbeing in recovery, embracing an integrative, multi-dimensional solution for the individual. This recovery model includes a systematic application of techniques that fall within the conceptual framework of applied neuroscience for recovery and wellbeing, including physiological, psychological, spiritual, connections, and lifestyle. During this webinar, you will explore and learn theory and applications to enhance your recovery coaching skills and professional practice.


Dave Kenney, BA, MEd, PhD (candidate), has been the Co-Founder and Executive Director of a highly successful private residential recovery program in Canada for more than a decade. Kenney co-created Actualized Recovery®, the brain-first approach to lasting recovery and wellbeing. Kenney recently co-created Emergo Academy, which focuses on recovery coach training and certifications. Emergo Academy’s online recovery coach certifications are recognized and affiliated with a private university in the United States. Emergo Academy is also an approved education provider through NAADAC.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will be able to describe how the brain drives everything and how to leverage neuroplasticity in recovery.
  • Participants will be able to list the five principles of Actualized Recovery.
  • Participants will be able to summarize the Power of Coaching, a journey of self-exploration.
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.

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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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