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Sponsor, Recovery Coach, Addiction Counselor: The Importance of Role Clarity and Role Integrity

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About the Course:

The recent growth in peer-based recovery support services as an adjunct and alternative to addiction treatment has created heightened ambiguity about the demarcation of responsibilities across three roles: 1) voluntary service roles within communities of recovery, e.g., the role of the sponsor in Twelve-Step programs, 2) the roles of clinically focused addiction treatment specialists (e.g., certified addiction counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers), and 3) the roles of paid and volunteer recovery support specialists (e.g., recovery coaches, personal recovery assistants) working within addiction treatment institutions and free-standing recovery advocacy/support organizations. The purpose of this paper is to enhance understanding of the new recovery support roles by comparing and contrasting these three service roles.

This course is based on the reading-based online, Sponsor, Recovery Coach, Addiction Counselor: The Importance of Role Clarity and Role Integrity created by William L. White in 0.

Journal/Publisher:

Perspectives on Peer-based Recovery Support Services

Publication Date:

2006

Course Material Author

William L. White

William L. White is an Emeritus Senior Research Consultant at Chestnut Health Systems / Lighthouse Institute and past-chair of the board of Recovery Communities United. A prolific writer, he has authored or co-authored more than 400 articles, monographs, research reports and book chapters in addition to 18 books related to addiction treatment and recovery.

Course Creator

Ryan Gibson, CADC #123456

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about peer based recovery support services. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. To enhance understanding of the new recovery support roles by comparing and contrasting: 1) voluntary service roles within communities of recovery 2) the roles of clinically focused addiction treatment specialists, and 3) the roles of paid and volunteer recovery support specialists working within addiction treatment institutions and free-standing recovery advocacy/support organizations.

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

2 credit hours

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American Psychological Association (APA)

2 credit hours

CE Learning Systems is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

2 credit hours

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

2 credit hours

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Sponsor, Recovery Coach, Addiction Counselor: The Importance of Role Clarity and Role Integrity

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Course Retired
Course Number 102241
2 credit hours
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  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee: No Longer Available
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226 members have taken this course