Recovery Coaching Knowledge and Skills
By Dr. Ray Baker
In writing this book I relied on 35 years of experience as a clinician and educator in addiction medicine, my review of the theories, research evidence and my training and experience over the past five years as a Recovery Coach and Recovery Coach trainer.
This book provides an excellent foundation for understanding the specialized knowledge, skills and roles of Recovery Coaches. If your goal is to become a Recovery Coach, the material in this manual will give you an excellent start for your new career.
Each of the 17 chapters represents a Recovery Coach training session and many include case scenarios, exercises and useful practice tools. The learning objectives, Recovery Coach Competencies and the Code of Ethics included in this manual meet the certification requirements for primary Recovery Coach training.
This manual will also serve as a useful resource for health professionals, therapists, researchers and policymakers. Anyone negatively affected by substance use or addiction will find hope in learning about the remarkably positive recovery outcomes we have already witnessed.