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New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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Virtual: Art & Science of Peer Assisted Recovery

  • March 22, 2021
  • March 26, 2021
  • 5 sessions
  • March 22, 2021, 8:30 AM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • March 23, 2021, 8:30 AM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • March 24, 2021, 8:30 AM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • March 25, 2021, 8:30 AM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • March 26, 2021, 8:30 AM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • Remote via Zoom
  • 21


A 30 hour virtual training with Jim Wuelfing and Cheryle Pacapelli
8:30am–4:00pm (daily), March 22-26, 2021

This training is remote only!

PRESENTATION:  This virtual 30-hour, evidence-informed, highly interactive training for persons interested in providing recovery coaching services in a variety of service settings, is authored by several NH-based and national thought leaders in the field of peer-based recovery support services. Concepts and competencies addressed include: recovery-oriented systems of care; multiple pathways of recovery; harm reduction; and peer recovery supports ethics.  The content also includes boundary management; Motivational Interviewing; social justice issues in recovery coaching; self-care; role specific research and data collection and reporting.  stigma, discrimination, and appropriate language to use in service delivery and advocacy as demonstrated by scientific study are also examined.

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the peer recovery specialist role and sub-roles;
  • Examine empowerment as a process and a tool to guide their activities with recovering populations;
  • Examine ethical issues and practices for peer recovery specialists;
  • Examine how paradigms about recovery can support or limit the process of coaching recovery;
  • Identify effective means of managing personal biases about recovery;
  • List the components of both the art and the science of supporting recovery;
  • Practice core Motivational Interviewing skills;
  • Compare the peer recovery specialist role with other recovery-supportive roles and professions;
  • Define and locate opportunities to improve a Recovery-Oriented System of Care;
  • Discuss social justice issues surrounding the role and services of recovery coaches;
  • Discuss the importance and roles of data in the peer recovery specialist role;
  • Discuss trauma-informed care in relation to the peer recovery specialist role;
  • Practice newly acquired knowledge and skills; and
  • Identify opportunities to improve present skills relative to coaching recovery.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS: Jim 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.

REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members:  $100;   *Non-Members  $125;   *NBCC add $5.  For registration information contact:

30 Contact Hours Available
CRSW Performance Domains: 1-4; including 4 hours of ethics
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 13, 18
CPS Domains: 6
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.

PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

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.

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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