How to become a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (Recovery Coach) in Texas

Certified Peer Recovery Specialists (aka Recovery Coaches) are persons with lived experience who are trained and certified to provide non professional, non clinical assistance to peers or family members in order to foster resiliency, initiate and maintain recovery and/or enhance quality life. They utilize strength-based approaches to provide 4 types of support: informational (education and skill building), instrumental (resource navigation and direct assistance), affiliational ( social connectedness), and emotional (empathy and trust). For example, they often help individuals develop person-driven recovery plans that are much broader in scope and more community- and recovery focused than treatment plans (Borkman, 1997). They work in a wide variety of clinical and non-clinical settings.

Required Domains

The curriculum, supervision and field experience hours must reflect the required domains. Click the tab below to learn more about each domain.