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Recovery support is a critical component of the planned healthcare reform initiative and the addiction treatment process. Recovery support services are expected to help prevent relapse and promote long-term recovery, helping to reduce the strain on the overburdened addiction treatment system. The CRS serves as a role model, mentor, advocate and motivator to recovery individuals throughout the state. The CRS credential emphasizes training, specifically in the areas of recovery management, education and advocacy, and ethics and responsibility. The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania's Education Center is launching a new comprehensive program for two weeks beginning on June 25, 2012, for individuals interested in obtaining their CRS credential.
Training Curriculum for the CRS Certification
The initial requirement incluldes a high school diploma/GED or college degree. The training is organized into five modules with a total of 54 hours of educational training. The cost of this two-week program is $540.00.
Recovery Management -- 18 hours Education and Advocacy -- 12 hours Professional Ethics and Responsibility -- 12 hours Confidentiality -- 6 hours Additional Addiction Training -- 6 hours
Following the completion of these five modules, the CRS candidate must pass the written PCB exam for this position as well as submit their apploication, documentation and cettification payment fee. The PCB exam is scheduled for Saturday, July 21, 2012.
Certified Recovery Specialist Curriculum
MODULE 1: RECOVERY MANAGEMENT
This module explains the key concepts of the pathways to recovery including planning, recovery capital, skills and core functions of peer recovery, and the defined support services.
Course Hours: 18
Foundations of Recovery, 3
Many Pathways to Recovery, 3
Defining Recovery Support Services, 3
Fundamentals of Recovery Coaching, 3
Facilitating the Stages of Readiness and Recovery, 3
Trauma Concerns and the Recovery Process, 3
MODULE 2: EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY
This module defines the concepts of addiction, co-occuring disorders as well as effective communication skills and advocacy strategies.
Course Hours: 12
The Science of Addiction, 3
Co-Occurring Disorders and Related Issues, 3
Communication Skills for Individuals and Group Facilitation, 3
Message, Media, and Advocacy Issues, 3
MODULE 3: PROFESSIONAL ETHICS AND RESPONSIBILITY
This module focuses on ethical issues relating to addiction counseling.
Course Hours: 12
Basic Concepts of Ethics in Peer Culture, 3 Values, Ethics and Boundaries in Peer Culture, 3 The Evolving Role of Self Disclosure, 3 An Ethical Responsibility for Self Care, 3
MODULE 4: CONFIDENTIALITY
This module defines federal and state legislation and professional confidentiallity guidelines for peer recovery services.
Course Hours: 6
Confidentiality Principles and Practices, 3
Implementing Confidentiality Practices, 3
MODULE 5: ADDICTION TOPICS
This module includes relevant topics for recovery planning.
Course Hours: 6
Process Addictions, 3 Family Impact of Addiction, 3
The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc., an affiliate of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), is a private nonprofit organization serving Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, and Philadelphia County. The Council provides a wide range of services to families, schools, businesses, individuals and the community at-large regardless of ability to pay, ethnicity, race, gender, age, and/or sexual orientation.