PARfessional par·fes·sion·al /parˈfeSHənl/
In 2011, PARfessionals was founded by people in recovery. The word “PARfessional” was coined by our executive director. It is used to describe mental health and substance abuse professionals as well as healthcare providers, all from a variety of disciplines but united under a system of care, representing a critical stage component needed to effectively reduce substance abuse by prevention, addictions treatment or recovery. A PARfessional can be a MD, Psy.D, Ph.D, MSW, QMHP, LCSW, LMFT, LPC, LMHC, SAP, LCDC, PsychRN, AODC, CPS, CCJP, CAC, CPRP, NCPT or CI, and includes a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist and a Recovery Coach. The list is endless.
In 2012, we decided to develop the first peer-based ONLINE recovery coach training program designed for those interested in mentoring individuals into and through long-term recovery from co-occurring disorders and other addictions and addictive behaviors.
PARfessionals is “Reshaping the Faces of Recovery” as an approved continuing education provider, dedicated to offering quality and economical continuing education, peer support and networking opportunities for addiction professionals, mental health professionals, para-professionals and other service providers in the mental health and addictions fields.
We strive to promote courses that enhance and teach the highest ethical, and professional standards in the industry. PARfessionals offers a $99 online, 50-hour Peer Recovery Support Specialist/Addictions Recovery Coach training program, a $10 Lunch Break Series consisting of 15 CE courses as well as a $10 online, 6-hour Prevention Ethics course.
PARfessionals is a member of Recovery Coaches International (RCI), International Association of Peer Supporters (iNAPS), the Louisiana Association of Substance Abuse Counselors & Trainers, Inc.(LASACT), and Interfaith Association for Addicted and Homeless Persons.
PARfessionals is pleased to announce that it has entered into a partnership with Jeff Quamme, Executive Director of The Connecticut Certification Board (CCB).
In addition, the Connecticut Certification Board (CCB) will also serve as an approved host site for PARfessionals training and a Distance Learning test site for New England, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
- Founded by people in recovery
- Creator of the first known study guide for both Peer Recovery Support Specialists and Addictions Recovery Coaches
- Offer 5 different tuition free scholarship programs
- Provide a Peer Recovery Curriculum Guide FREE as a public service
Our goal is to train 1,000,000 peer recovery support specialist and addictions recovery coaches! In addition to low-cost training, we offer five tuition-free scholarship programs for our online 50-hour Peer Recovery Support Specialist/Addictions Recovery Coach training. Any of the following are able to apply for scholarship:
- recovering addicts, alcoholics and/or mental health consumers
- active military, veterans and spouses
- residents in rural communities
- minorities (including GLBT) identified by the US Department of Health and Human Services-Office of Minority Health
Affordable, Effective, On-line Marketing Class for Recovery Coaches!
Rebecca Smith is currently taking reservations for the January class (space is limited)!
ONLY $45 a week or $360 for the entire program.
Rebecca Smith, MEd, ACC, BRI II, NCAC I, CDP, a Personal Development & Executive Coach with a specialty in Behavioral Health & Recovery Coaching.
Member: NII, EAPA, ICF & NAADAC
c 206.399.5277 o 800.522.5382
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