Supervision in Recovery Settings

Specialty Training

This two-day Supervision in Recovery Settings Training Program is designed for those working in the substance use disorder recovery field who want to learn the basic principles and skills of supervision.  We will explore the similarities and differences of management and supervision; effective communication strategies to use with one’s employees; approaches to keep one’s team engaged and motivated; as well as explore the unique boundaries, challenges, and opportunities that come with being a supervisor in a recovery setting.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the pre-requisites?

 In order to take the training you must have:

+ Completed the Vermont Recovery Coach Academy training

+ Currently working or volunteering in the field of recovery 

+ Permission from your supervisor 

+ One year minimum of continuous recovery (if applicable)

+ A valid email address and basic computer skills


What are the requirements?

This training will take place daily from 9am – 12pm on Zoom. For the duration of the training, you will need to be present. A strong WiFi signal, computer or tablet with a working video camera and audio microphone are required in order to participate. 

Is this Specialty Training CEU Eligible?

Yes. This training is available to receive 5 Continuing Education Units in Electives. Please note, students are expected to attend the entirety of the training in order to receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs). To learn more about Recovery Coach Certification and CEUs, click here.

What is the cost?

This training is offered at no cost for Recovery Coaches working or volunteering in recovery or recovery-adjacent resources that serve Vermonters. Supervisor’s approval is required. 

Learning Objectives

Supervision training participants will be able to:

  •  Understand the difference between personnel-management and coaching supervision in recovery settings.
  • Know the boundaries of personnel-management and coach supervision and define the limits of our lane.
  • Define management as servant leadership and develop working knowledge of the ABCs of servant leadership: clear goals, strength-based, motivational listening.
  • Understand the personnel manager’s obligation to set a positive culture.
  • Create their own management culture statement.
  • Use their motivational interviewing skills in listening and providing resources to their staff.
  • Know where to find the answers for detailed questions from their Executive Director.
  • Gain real world understanding through role play and case studies of supervision in recovery settings.
  • Gain understanding of leadership styles.
  • Develop understanding for the importance of workplace rules.
  • Conduct reporting and performance evaluations.
  • Students will understand the specialized boundaries and nuances of management and supervising in a peer setting.
  • Understand and articulate the IC&RC requirements for personnel management and understand the ethical imperative that no recovery coach may ever work on their own.
  • Understand and articulate the IC&RC requirements for coach supervision: how experienced coaches mentor others through formal and recognized coach supervision. 
  • Grasp and articulate the Recovery Coach code of conduct and how to use this as the guide for coaching supervision. 

Upcoming Training Dates

May 24th & 25th, 2023

9am – 12pm, daily


Recovery Vermont
A program of VAMHAR
100 State Street, Suite 352

Montpelier, VT 05602
(802) 223-6263