Progressive Recovery Coach Training


Whether you want to shift careers, grow your professional coaching or healthcare practice, and/or help a loved one, you would definitely benefit from our Progressive Recovery Coach Training (PRCT) training program.

The PRCT program provides you with in-depth training in the 4 main activities of a Progressive Recovery Coach or PRC, best remembered with the acronym, "N.E.A.R.," which stands for Navigation, Engagement, Accompaniment & Reduction of Relapses.

Read more about the progressive model of recovery: Addiction Treatment Providers Aren’t Enough

About Progressive Recovery Coach Training (PRCT)

There are two levels of training in the course, which may be taken separately. Level 1 is primarily a self-directed course which includes in-depth video lectures and reading. Level 2 is conducted as live webinars and provide you with opportunities to apply your learning and gain practice through practicum exercises. Both levels and an oral exam must be completed to become certified as a Progressive Recovery Coach.

Upon successful completion of Level 1, you will be given the option to sign up for Level 2.

Progressive Recovery Coach Training - Level 1

This is a self-directed course consisting of 12-lessons divided into 3 modules conducted online. Each lesson includes a 1 ½ hour pre-recorded video lecture as well as accompanying reading materials. At the end of each of the three modules, students will also attend a 1.5 hour webinar call.

Module I - NAVIGATION...Navigating the complex addiction treatment world

Lesson 1: Why Become a Progressive Recovery Coach?
Lesson 2: Diagnosis: What is Addiction, Exactly?
Lesson 3: Assessment: How Bad Is It?
Lesson 4: Treatment: What Can Be Done About It?
Lesson 5: Navigation: How To Find Evidence-Based Treatment

Module II - ENGAGEMENT...Moving People Toward Treatment

Lesson 6: Client-Directed & General Coaching Strategies
Lesson 7a: Evidence-Based Engagement Strategies, Part 1: Ultra-Brief Motivational Interviewing - an evidence-based alternative to traditional "Interventions" and Al-Anon
Lesson 7b: Evidence-Based Engagement Strategies, Part 2: Community Reinforcement Approach plus Family Training or CRAFT - another evidence-based alternative to traditional "Interventions" and Al-Anon

Module III - Improving Treatment Outcomes Through Coaching

Lesson 8: ACCOMPANIMENT...Being There for Clients During Treatment- and Recovery-Related Activities
Lesson 9: REDUCTION of Lapses and Relapses
Lesson 10: Putting It All Together: Moving People to Action
Lesson 11: Ethical & Legal Considerations for a Progressive Recovery Coach
Lesson 12: Core Coaching Competencies & Certification

Required Books

Course Prerequisites


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I was very pleased with the PRCT program and its delivery through the interactive portal that the instructor has set up. Not only can you work at your own pace, but each series of lectures can be downloaded, and you can interact with other students, and read their comments at any time. In the live chat sessions everyone can see the screen while Dr. Pantalon discusses what is involved in being a Progressive Recovery Coach, and everyone can comment there too. Dr. Pantalon provided real, evidenced based approaches that are cutting edge in the addictions field. Level 2 allowed for live discussions and practice clients to learn how to use the model he described. After completing level I and 2 I felt totally ready in being a Progressive Recovery Coach, and working with people online, in the office and in the community. This program is truly top notch and I highly recommend it to others interested in helping those with alcohol or drug problems.

- Dan K.

The course was awesome and a welcomed surprise. Dr. Pantalon's information was very relevant and useful. His passion about the subject matter was very genuine.

- T.G.