Free NAADAC Webinar

May 1, 2014

A component of the Recovery to Practice (RTP) Initiative

Description

The addiction profession has a strong foundation of peer involvement. In fact, the earliest addiction professionals were the first peer recovery coaches informed by Alcoholics Anonymous. However, recent shifts within the workforce has led to some discomfort and questions about where the newly arising peer recovery coaches will fit into the overall services of the addiction treatment and recovery spectrum. This webinar will provide a comparison between a modern addiction counselor and peer recovery coach in regards to current roles, scope of peer practice, leadership development, ethical considerations and supervision needs. The presenter will also discuss different models of peer recovery supports, including details about how they are delivered, by whom, where, and reimbursement.

Learning Objectives

As a result of participating in this webinar, you will be able to:

  • define Peer Recovery Coaches different definitions, different titles and tasks;
  • identify at least three key events for peer recovery coaches in the history of the addiction profession;
  • identify at least three ethical considerations;
  • list at least three elements key to a scope of peer practice;
  • identify the various positions on the developmental ladder for peer recovery coaches; and
  • state at least two supervision considerations.
Price

Education is FREE to all professionals

Earn Continuing Education Credit

All applicants for CE credit are required to complete and pass this online CE Quiz after viewing the webinar.  Members of NAADAC or AccuCare Subscribers receive a Certificate of Completion for 1.5 CE credits for free.  Non-members of NAADAC or Non-subscribers of AccuCare receive 1.5 CE credits for $20 (make payment here).  A CE certificate will be emailed to you within 21 days of submission and receiving payment, if applicable.  Click here for a complete list of who accepts NAADAC Continuing Education Credit. (*Please note, this webinar is not eligible for NBCC continuing education credits.)

Presenter

Phillip Valentine is the Executive Director for the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR). He has been an integral component in this Recovery Community Organization since January 1999. An accomplished speaker and presenter, he has gained recognition as a strong leader in the recovery community; in 2006 the Johnson Institute recognized his efforts with an America Honors Recovery award. In 2008, Faces and Voices of Recovery recognized CCAR with the first Joel Hernandez Voice of the Recovery Community Award as the outstanding recovery community organization in the country. In 2009, the Hartford Business Journal named him the Non-profit Executive of the Year. Currently, he is spearheading CCAR's effort to build a statewide network of Recovery Community Centers that feature innovative peer recovery support services like Telephone Recovery Support, All-Recovery Groups and Recovery Works! Employment Services. Mr. Valentine has been instrumental in the development of CCAR's highly-acclaimed videos "Putting a Face on Recovery!", The Healing Power of Recovery and Legacy of Hope: Recovery Elders Video Project all produced by Jim Mattingly of Rapid Exposure, LLC,. He served as CCAR's point man for the first seven "Recovery Walks!", annual walks held for those in support of recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction. He has designed and facilitated several trainings including the "Recovery Perspective “ Beyond the Treatment Episode" and "The Language of Recovery".

Who Should Attend

Direct care addiction counselors who provide addiction treatment and recovery services.


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