Is Recovery Coaching something
No – the concept of Recovery
Coaching (RC) as an effective type of peer recovery support specialists has
been around for a long time. RC and the concept of Recovery Oriented Systems of
Care (ROSC) have been receiving increasing attention. There is a good
foundation of literature and research regarding the principles and practices
that contribute to the effectiveness of RC, and that is what much of our
training is based on.
Does the GSU RC Training
provide some kind of certification for RC?
No. However, the content of our
training program is designed to meet the foundational 40 hour educational
requirement specified in Illinois and other jurisdictions for Certified Peer
Recovery Specialist. (The RC is considered a Peer Recovery Specialist in Illinois
and many other states.)
Looking online, you may see many
types of RC training programs that provide their own RC Certification. It is
difficult to know, however, how these will or will not end up meeting State and
Federal Certification standards as they evolve.
What Illinois Certifications
are there for Recovery Specialists?
The current requirements for
various types of Recovery Specialist Certifications in Illinois can be found on
the IL SUPR (formerly DASA) website at http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=99995 .
More information on Illinois credentialing can be found athttp://www.iaodapca.org/ You
may want to focus on the Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) and the
various documents related to it at http://www.iaodapca.org/credentialing/certified-peer-recovery-specialist-cprs/Note
that these certifications involve both educational and experiential elements,
so plan to spend time understanding these requirements, perhaps contacting
these organizations for assistance if needed.
Our training will provide a brief
overview of certification requirements – but will not allow for extensive
questions on the certification process or consideration of individual cases.
Are there jobs for Recovery
Recovery Coaching positions are
becoming increasingly available across the country, and in some areas (as
California) more than others. We can expect this trend will continue. You may
want to Google open RC positions in your area or elsewhere from time to time to
get a feel for position availability.
Does GSU offer RC Internships?
Yes, GSU is able to offer a
limited number of SUPR (Illinois Department of Human Services; Division of
Substance Use Prevention and Recovery) -funded RC internships to those who
successfully complete the RC training and meet additional criteria. This
program and the application process will be fully explained during your