Taking a Coach Approach  
A Conversation for Change

Coaching Skills for Recovery Peer Professionals, Counselors and Clinicians

(OASAS and NYCB Training Hours Approved)

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"I've been in recovery 34 years. I have an MBA and a LMSW.  I’m also a trainer, and it’s refreshing and inspiring to participate with a group facilitated by two professionals who combine expertise with a genuine sense of mission.This was a very welcome and engaging learning environment."
                                        - Will R, Trainer, Research Foundation of SUNY

The International Coach Federation defines coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential”. Coming from a strength base and client centered perspective, coaching honors the individual in recovery/family member as the expert in his/her own life and believes that every individual is creative, resourceful, whole and fundamentally brilliant about their own lives. Coaching addresses the entire person, challenging them to expand their definition of recovery while focusing on the “gap” between the quality and scope of their recovery today and where they would like their recovery to be tomorrow.

In this 6 hour workshop, Participants will have the opportunity to engaging in and practice using evidence based coaching strategies and tools relevant to their work with substance use disorder some of which include:

  • The use of both powerful questions and empathic reflections

  • Using both a coaching plan and coaching contract

  • Being "in the inquiry" vs. being "in the answer"

  • Moving away from a focus on “helper as the expert” to the role of coach who facilitates an inquiry based and action oriented process viewing their client as a resource (vs. object)

  • Practice with several established coaching tools

Your facilitators, Lori Drescher and Keith Greer, possess more than 30 combined years of professional coaching experience with individuals, families, organizations and businesses. Today, as Recovery Coaches and Certified Recovery Coach Trainers, they apply their energy, skill and experience with  coaching to working with individuals and families in recovery from Substance Use Disorder as well as training colleagues who are passionate about enhancing their skills as helping professionals.


1 Day ( 6 Hrs.) 

  • Rochester: October 18, 2019 (Fri)

    Time: 9 - 4:00 pm
    Cost: $175 /person
    Hours: 6 (1 day)

    Rochester Location: ArtisanWorks, Gallery Q; 565 Blossom Road, Rochester, NY 14610
    Buffalo Location:  Save the Michaels House of Hope, 737 Delaware Ave; Buffalo, 14209

Fee: Includes materials, certificate, and AM/PM snack; lunch is on your own.

PAYMENT IN FULL IS DUE IMMEDIATELY, please mail payment to:
Lori Drescher/RCU
22 Upton Park
Rochester, NY 14607

Or pay via PayPal - see registration form.
Your registration is guaranteed/confirmed once payment is received.  Thank you!

I have taken many treatment and recovery-based trainings but I am very excited to bring the skills and values I learned here back to my practice. Lori & Keith are incredible teachers and I highly recommend this training for Peer Coaches and Clinicians.
— Cameron Farash, Director, Monroe County Recovery Support Navigators

Workshop Topics Included in the 30-hour RCA Program

  • Recovery - Core Values & Principles

  • Spectrum of Attitudes

  • Recovery Coach 'Lane' vs. Counselor & Sponsor

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Values/Differences

  • Stigmas & Labels

  • Story & Issues of Self Disclosure

  • Stages of Recovery

  • Pathways of Recovery

  • Stages of Change

  • Culture & Culture Competence

  • Power & Privilege

  • Recovery Capital - Resource Development

  • Spirituality vs. Religion

  • Ethics & Boundaries

  • Wellness Planning