Do You Want To Be A Peer Recovery Coach?
Peer Recovery Coaches work with individual and families to identify goals, explore pathways and work on action steps toward long-term recovery and wellness. A Peer Coach provides support in:
- finding and accessing resources;
- assisting in removing barriers; and
- serving as a companion in difficult tasks such as going to court or making connections with family members.
In Maryland, Peer Coaches are Certified Peer Recovery Specialists (CPRS), who work under supervision. For information on becoming a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist and training requirements, visit Maryland Addiction and Behavioral-Health Professionals Certification Board (MABPCB).
Much of the writing about Peer Supported Recovery and the change movement has been written by William White. His writing can be found in many places as well as at http://www.williamwhitepapers.com. He has also written informative books for the general public like Slaying the Dragon and Pathways to Recovery.
For information and listings on peer support employment opportunities, visit Maryland Addiction and Behavioral-Health Professionals Certification Board (MABPCB) or join the Peer Employment Services Group on Facebook.
Check out Recovery Partners Montgomery Peer Leadership Institute Upcoming Peer Coach Trainings or use the contact form below to contact us to learn more about RPM’s Peer Leadership Institute.