New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Dedicated to Advancing Addiction Professionals in New Hampshire

Virtual: Ethical Considerations in Peer Assisted Recovery

  • December 14, 2020
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Remote via Zoom
  • 25



A 12 hour training event with James Wuelfing and Cheryle Pacapelli

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily, December 14-15, 2020

This training is remote only!

PRESENTATION:  This course is designed for individuals who are working as peers in offering recovery support services. A strong emphasis will be placed on understanding the similarities and difference between values, norms, principles, morals and ethics as well as on learning how to go about making an ethical decision. Other areas to be explored will include understanding the ethical standards for the delivery of peer recovery services in your jurisdiction as well as the possibility of differing ethical standards given the location of service delivery (Federally Qualified Health Centers, jails/prisons, hospitals/emergency settings, recovery community organizations, etc.).  The training will rely on presentations, exercises and experiential learning techniques. The curriculum development was funded in part Kennebunk Savings Bank by a grant awarded to SOS Recovery Center.  Participants will be able to:

  1. Define ethics, principles and morals;
  2. Describe where to find the ethical standards already developed in their jurisdiction; and
  3. Discuss a format for making ethical decisions.

PRESENTERSJim Wuelfing is owner and principle associate of the New England Center, dedicated to exceptional training, facilitation and consulting services for nearly 40 years. In the recovery supports arena he has been a major contributor in the design and delivery of several curricula including the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy and CCAR Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches, as well as Ethical Considerations for Peer Assisted Recovery, Developing Excellence in Recovery Coaching and Recovery Coaching a Harm Reduction Pathway.  He has aided in the formation of several statewide recovery community organizations and has served on the board of the Massachusetts Organization of Addiction Recovery. Jim also has a decades long experience working on social justice issues focusing on racial inequities and understanding the dynamics of power and privilege. He co-wrote with Arthur Woodard, Jr. the nationally well-received training Racism of the Well-Intended.  

Cheryle Pacapelli is a woman in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drugs for 30+ years. She currently is the Project Director for Peer Recovery Support Services – Facilitating Organization at Harbor Homes, Inc. in Nashua NH. Cheryle is responsible for the building, developing and sustaining 17 Recovery Community Centers throughout New Hampshire.  She comes to Harbor Homes, Inc. from Connecticut where she worked as a Program Manager for Recovery Housing, Director of Operations, and the Director of Recovery Services at CT Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) from 2004-2012. During her time at CCAR she managed three Recovery Community Centers, Telephone Recovery Support Program, Recovery Housing Program, Volunteer Services, Recovery Coach Training, Recovery Training Series, and Recovery Walks. She is the co-owner of Stepping Stone House, a transitional living home for men in recovery seeking to transition from treatment and jail back into mainstream society. Cheryle has been providing and implementing recovery support since 2001.

Fee: NHADACA Members: $80; Non-Members $100; *NBCC add $5. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060,

12 Contact Hours Available
Certified Prevention Specialist Category: 6, Ethics (for recertification only)
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  12
CRSW Performance Domains:  2
NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.


This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

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