Co-Occurring Disorders: What Recovery Coaches Need to Know

Tuesday, April 11th
9:00am – 4:00pm 
Online / Zoom
No cost training

Training Description: As Recovery Coaches, we are often faced with clients that come to us presenting with both substance use and mental health challenges. In these instances, we can be unsure how best to support others and provide appropriate resources. How does a Recovery Coach assist their clients while remaining within their scope of practice? In addition, Recovery Coaches are often asked to tap into their resilience to deal with the challenges and stressors of their role. Self care and wellness practices are vital to keeping a Recovery Coach from burning out. How can we ensure our resilience is built to last?

In this comprehensive one-day training, Dr. Aron Steward will teach about the necessity of a wellness practice and provide tools for resiliency, outline the fundamentals of co-occurring disorders, what resources are (or are not) available, and what you as a Recovery Coach can do to help others. This training is free and open to Recovery Coaches who have graduated from the Vermont Recovery Coach Academy.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the prevalence of co-occurring disorders in substance use treatment programs;
  • Learn the fundamentals of co-occurring disorders;
  • Learn about a Recovery Coach’s role in helping individuals with co-occurring challenges;
  • Discover skills on building a wellness practice to improve one’s resiliency; and
  • Explore current resources available in Vermont for those experiencing co-occurring challenges.

What are the prerequisites?

In order to take the training you must have:

+ Completed the Vermont Recovery Coach Academy

+ Currently working or volunteering in recovery or recovery-adjacent resources that serve Vermonters.

+ Permission from your supervisor

+ A minimum of one year of strong and consistent recovery (if applicable)

Program at a Glance

Online Zoom Training

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5.5 CEUs*

*Please note, students are expected to attend the entirety of each training in order to receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs). For questions about continuing education requirements, click here.

Open to all Recovery Coaches

About the Trainer

Dr. Aron Steward (she/her/hers) is the Chief of Psychology of the UVM Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital. Raised on a small farm in Vermont, there she learned the importance of work ethic, community, resiliency, and generational trauma. She is an expert in violence prevention, health and wellness, and alternative therapies. 


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