Who will benefit:
- New Candidates seeking initial ICF Certification may use our approved course modules to satisfy requirements of the ICF Portfolio Pathway. (ICF initial credential is the ACC: Associate Certified Coach/ 60 hours.)
- Existing ICF Credentialed Coaches may use our approved course modules to satisfy requirements for the PCC or the MCC credentials using the ICF Portfolio Pathway. (PCC: Professional Certified Coach; MCC: Master Certified Coach)
- Existing ICF Credentialed Coaches may use our approved courses to RENEW their existing credentials..
*Blended Learning: Our students and graduates who successfully complete both our self-paced online training Modules and then enroll in the corresponding Live Skills Groups for these online Modules, will receive valuable Certificates of Completion displaying the ICF CCEs.
Stigma prevents many people from seeking treatment or counseling or even attending 12 Step meetings. Coaching does not have this stigma. On the contrary, it is seen as positive and beneficial. CPRC Professional Recovery Coaches will learn strategies for identifying and reaching the people they wish to serve.
Potentials clients come from all walks of life, from youth and young adults to families and baby boomers. Many professional people are seeking support to sustain and grow in their recovery lifestyle including formerly impaired attorneys, physicians, nurses, transportation workers, and people in the hospitality and service industry.
While many Professional Recovery Coaches serve people coming out of treatment, they are also very effective in helping people who are in a variety of life transitions (job, educational, marriage, parenting, health, retirement, etc.) and want to explore new possibilities with the help and support of a trained Professional Coach who also understands the dynamics of addiction recovery.
Peer Recovery Coaches (Peer Recovery Support Specialists) are individuals who share the “lived experiences” of addiction and recovery, either directly or as family members or significant others. In a peer-helping-peer service alliance, a peer in stable recovery provides social support services to a peer who is seeking help in establishing or maintaining his or her recovery. Both parties are helped by the interaction as the recovery of each is strengthened. Peers Specialists are different than 12 Step Sponsors although many people are both.
Other titles include: recovery (or peer) mentor, guide, or coach; peer services interventionist; “firestarter” in Native American communities; peer resource specialist, Veteran peer specialist, and peer recovery support specialist. Peer Support is so effective that certifications have been created by addiction certification boards and mental health and behavioral health licensing in many states and nationally. No college is necessary but there is recognized training required for various state credentials.
Growing trend in clinical treatment and behavioral health is to include PEER Recovery Support Specialists on staff to perform non-clinical duties and provide supportive interaction with clients and to role model hope and real recovery.