Recovery Companion Certification Course


Jul 06, 2018-Jul 08, 2018
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Recovery Companion Certification Course


Recovery Companion Certification Course (Part I of 3 for the Recovery Coaching Diploma)


recovery companion accompanies the client throughout the process of change that follows early recovery. This includes supervising interpersonal relationships, the recovery environment and both recognizing and managing relapse triggers. The recovery companion can be a role model who promotes recovery by both example and mentoring. The recovery companion provides a bridge to family life, recovery communities, the workplace and on-going therapy. A recovery companion understands, maintains and reinforces the boundaries necessary to all successful relationships and does not refer to themselves as either a counsellor or a therapist but rather as a peer, mentor and companion.

Over the three days there will be lecture demonstrations supported by role plays and real-life case studies. Assessment will be made through written assignments and practical evaluation where appropriate. Here are the main topics that will be explored over the three-day course.

Day 1

  • Induction – General Overview of the Course – ILO’s – Assessment.
  • Addiction and the Process of Change
  • Boundaries in Recovery
  • What is a Recovery Companion?

Day 2

  • Developing the Day to Day
  • What is Therapy and what is Therapeutic
  • ACT and 12 STEP
  • Spirituality and Acceptance
  • The Community Reinforcement Approach

Day Three

  • Random Drug and Breath Testing
  • Paperwork –  The Recovery Journal – Gratitude List – Daily goals – SMART – Daily Inventory – Your Daily Notes and Report.
  • What to do in a crisis?
  • The therapeutic team.
  • The Mental Health Act 1983
  • The notion of Positive Risk Taking
  • What it SMART Recovery
  • Motivation and Motivational Interviewing.


The course will be delivered by Eric Needham (Msc Addiction Psychology).

Eric has worked for the Promis group for many years. He has played a key role both as a senior therapist and clinical manager in the launch of several clinics including  Hay Farm, Withersdane Hall and Promis France and has over twenty years experience as a teacher, trainer and course developer.

The course fees are £300. Accommodation and meals are available on site at a cost of £75 per day (although places are limited).  The venue is 40 minutes from London by train, Several scholarships are also offered annually for candidates who Promis consider suitable who are eager to work in the field– please make an application in writing

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