How do academics, credentials, certifications, and degrees factor in with intervention & recovery coaching services?
Balancing Experience, Knowledge and intuitiveness
Academics and formal training are unique to each livelihood. In some cases, it can even exude reverence as with a renowned cardiologist that studied at Johns Hopkins. In others, it may serve as simply the technical know-how underlying a skill set born of passion, personal experience, and innate ability to relate and connect with people from all walks of life, as with a world-renowned chef, author, musician, and artist.
In some professions formal training is a requirement, no exceptions. That is not the case, however, when it comes to addiction intervention, recovery coaching and sober companion services.
Personal training Plan
FoxWhole Recovery Services owner, Billy Schreurs, attended cdstudies.com and became certified as a Chemical Dependency Counselor in March of 2006. It appears this certification is not too standard among those working as addiction interventionists, recovery coaches, and/or sober companions. Generally speaking, it seems more common for these professionals to attend workshops and symposium training within the scope of intervention and/or recovery coaching, case management, etc., rather than within the core scope of chemical dependency/substance use disorder counseling