U-ACT Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS)
Peer Recovery Specialists are trained to support individuals and families that are challenged with substance abuse and addictive behaviour disorders. As a Peer Specialist you will be trained in the coaching conversation to aid in assisting your clients to empower themselves in their personal recovery. By understanding and implementing the Systemic Coaching Model, peer recovery specialists are able to assist and support in the development of personal Recovery Capital. Recovery Capital is the internal and external resources developed and acquired to support sustainable recovery. Peer Specialists will also have the opportunity to assist individuals on Pocket Rehab which is an online recovery resource.
Coaches have a choice of weekly live video classes that they can enroll in to complete 16 hours of facilitated training.
The training is self-directed and requires coaches to manage their own professional pathway to their coaching certification. Coaches are required to log the classes that they attend.
Between classes coaches need to apply the skills, tools and frameworks that they are being introduced to in order to complete:
- 40 hours of logged peer support coaching on Pocket Rehab
- 5 logged hours of being coached on the Global Wellness Education Network (GWEN)
- 2-page self-reflection journal
- 10-minute recorded coaching sessions
- 3-4 session case study written case study with a single client
- An open-book, online exam
- A video coaching assessment by a U-ACT Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Facilitator/Assessor
Following this process the coach will be certified as a U-ACT Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS)
Further training opportunities are available to coaches wishing to train as Certified Professional Recovery Coaches (CPRC) with U-ACT.
The team is also developing a professional Business Coach certification which will be available soon.
All U-ACT Coaches and Peer Recovery Specialists are required to sign a U-ACT Code of Ethics (Click here to Download)