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What is a Recovery Coach?

Anyone interested in promoting recovery by removing barriers and obstacles to recovery and serving as a personal guide and mentor for people seeking or already in recovery. PCA works with Volunteers, Recovery Courts, Veteran Treatment Courts, Medical Clinics, Local Recovery Centers, Programs for the Homeless, and Residential Treatment Programs.  Read more about the crucial role of Recovery Coaches  here 

Who Should Attend Trainings?

 “Anyone in the recovery field.  The CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© is an innovative new approach to healing people’s lives that is unlike any other training. Utilizing a dynamic approach to learning that blends both process and content, the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience that has been referred to as “pure recovery genius”, If you’re ready to learn, be challenged, and reap valuable rewards for life, the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© is a must for anyone in the recovery field.” This includes coaches, recovery support specialists, peer support specialists. Here are some thoughts from previous graduates.     

Can I Get a Job as a Recovery Coach?

Your efforts and education can be credited toward a certification,  a professional designation, or the Colorado State Peer and Family Support Credential. These certifications indicate that you have some knowledge about coaching. There are many types of organizations that are utilizing peer support professionals and the trend is growing. Our staff can help guide you in this process.


Of course, you still have to get and keep the job.


PCA collaborates exclusively with CCAR (Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery) and Meaningful Trainings. These organizations have been creating and delivering peer focused trainings and recovery support since 1999. Our trainings can help you sharpen your skills, learn to better support others, or become a peer professional. For a list of our scheduled trainings go to www.pcacolorado1.com


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CCAR Recovery Coach Academy

 The CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© is a 4-day intensive training academy focusing on providing individuals with the skills need to guide, mentor and support anyone who would like to enter into or sustain long-term recovery from an addiction to alcohol or other drugs. Provided in a retreat like environment, the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© prepares participants by helping them to actively listen, ask really good questions, and discover and manage their own stuff.Peer Coach Academy Colorado facilitates a 32 hour Recovery Coach Academy Training over 2 consecutive Thursdays/Fridays beginning 08/3-4 and ending 08/10-11.PCA utilizes the CCAR curriculum exclusively. The CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© was conceived in 2008 in response to the needs of volunteers in the CCAR recovery community centers. They asked for more training to better handle the variety of scenarios and situations generated from recoverees who frequented the centers. This included engagement and communication skills. When graduates returned from the academy, they started calling themselves “recovery coaches”CCAR Recovery Coach Academy©participants will:

  • Describe Recovery Coach role and functions
  • List the components, core values and guiding principles of recovery
  • Build skills to enhance relationships
  • Explore many dimensions of recovery of recovery and recovery coaching
  • Discover attitudes about self disclosure and sharing your story
  • Understand the stages of recovery
  • Describe the stages of change and their applications
  • Increase their awareness of culture, power and privilege
  • Address ethical and boundaries issues
  • Experience recovery wellness planning
  • Practice newly acquired skills

CCAR Recovery Coach Academy agenda breakdown Each day of the Recovery Coach Academy© is set up so that participants gain the necessary skills and knowledge to be a Recovery Coach by using the principles behind adult learning theory which states:•Adults are internally motivated and self-directed•Adults bring life experiences and knowledge to learning experiences•Adults are goal oriented•Adults are relevancy oriented•Adults are practical•Adult learners like to be respected

By designing the academy as more of a retreat or learning community, each participant comes away with not only the necessary skills, but are fully empowered and motivated.

The lessons taught in the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© expand way beyond the role of recovery coach, as many graduates leave feeling a greater sense of self, solidifying their position as allies in the every changing recovery community.Recognized nationally as the original and leading recovery offering of its kind, CCAR’s Recovery Coach Academy© is an innovative new approach to healing people's lives that is unlike any other training. It offers participants the once-in-a-lifetime experience to gain new knowledge, be challenged, and reap valuable rewards, providing the essential learning, tools, and resources needed to become an effective recovery coach.The CCAR mission and vision can be seen in everything we do, and our guiding principles are woven throughout the Recovery Coach Academy©, making it one of the most sought out recovery oriented training programs. Graduates will receive 32 Education Hours to apply towards any professional peer credential. Graduates can also receive 30 hours of CEU's.

Who should attend the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy?

"Anyone in the recovery field. The CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© is an innovative new approach to healing people's lives that is unlike any other training. Utilizing a dynamic approach to learning that blends both process and content, the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience that has been referred to as "pure recovery genius", If you're ready to learn, be challenged, and reap valuable rewards for life, the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© is a must for anyone in the recovery field." 

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