A Guide to Coaching People in Recovery from Addictions
“Refreshingly, this approach to recovery coaching is aligned with state-of-the-art research and thinking in the addictions field” affirms Andrew Tatarsky, PhD., author, and Director of the Center for Optimal Living, in New York City. “As there are no other works on this subject, this book is first to demonstrate how using multiple contemporary treatment perspectives, including the Minnesota Model, Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction and Contingency Management can be integrated to inform effective recovery coaching.” Inside, readers receive a blend of recovery models, and sobriety tools that can be used in recovery coaching. Chapters on Motivational Interviewing, Co-occurring Disorders and Medicine Assisted Therapy will expand any addiction specialists’ knowledge. For the person investigating this field for the first time there are lists of training courses and informational links for free downloads scattered throughout the book. “This text provides a framework for the coach to truly support the person in their recovery process where ever they are ready to begin their journey,” states Dr Tatarsky.
However, the resources do not stop there. Tatarsky comments, “as if that was not enough, the book gives practical business advice about how to set up a successful coaching practice.” Killeen includes guidelines for supervision, documentation, confidentiality, ethics as well as guidance on being an entrepreneur, marketing and budgeting.