Course Description: This course provides a template for recovery coaching and plan development. The recovery coach program is an intensive, community-based case management program for people who have entered an addiction treatment program or have been screened for treatment, but have been placed on a waiting list. The program is designed as an integrated component of comprehensive addiction treatment programs. The primary purpose of the recovery coach program is to help individuals in addiction treatment gain access to needed resources, services, or supports that will help them achieve recovery from their substance use disorder. Recovery coaches can help individuals address multiple domains in their lives that have been impacted by their SUD, transition throughout the continuum of addiction treatment, and sustain recovery after the formal addiction treatment component has been completed. This course provides an introduction to the recovery coach program, and discusses structural aspects of implementing such a program, considerations for training and supervising coaches, the integration of recovery coaches with addiction treatment services, engagement of clients in the program, the creation of strengths-based recovery plans, expansion of recovery capital, and behavioral problem-solving.
This course is based upon material published by the Illinois Department of Human Services Department of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse and is available as an open access article.
This course on recovery coaching and personal recovery plan development is designed for social workers, professional counselors, psychologists, nurses, and substance abuse counselors, who do clinical work. This course is appropriate for beginning, intermediate and advanced level practitioners who wish to develop their understanding of recovery coaching. The course material includes a how-to manual on the topic of recovery coaching and plan development. It may also be useful for licensed clinicians who require clinical continuing education courses for license renewal.
Authors: David Loveland, PhD and Michael Boyle, MA
Learning Objectives: This course will provide the practitioner with detailed information regarding recovery coaching and individual recovery plan development. Specifically, a professional will:
- Describe structural aspects of implementing a recovery coach program
- Identify how recovery coaches are integrated with addiction treatment services
- Recognize the principles of strengths-based recovery planning
Citation: Loveland, David and Boyle, Michael. (2005) Manual for Recovery Coaching and Personal Recovery Plan Development (Draft). Retrieved from http://www.bhrm.org/media/pdf/guidelines/RC_Manual_DASA_edition_7-22-05.pdf Reviewed by TM DiDona, PhD 2018 and found to be current. For a full list of current references, please Click Here