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

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.

Journal/Publisher:

Perspectives on Peer-based Recovery Support Services

Publication Date:

2006

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.

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

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Course Number 102241
2 credit hours
Online Article
Exam Fee: $13.94
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