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MOA announces Motivational Interviewing Training for Recovery Coaches

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Free Recovery Coach Academy in January

Malden Overcoming Addiction (MOA) proudly announces that it offered Motivational Interviewing Training for Recovery Coaches on December 2. Motivational Interviewing is a style of interacting with individuals in a constructive manner regarding behavior changes and is one of the most critical tools of a Recovery Coach. The topic is covered in the Recovery Coach Academy; however, this stand-alone training allows for a deeper dive into this style of interacting with recoverees. The training highlights a technique called “OARS” that uses open-ended questions, affirms an individual’s strengths and allows for movement in a positive direction. In addition, reflective listening is used to support the recoveree during the coaching experience and facilitate an environment of support and mutual growth. This training allows Recovery Coaches to continue to hone their skills in order to support their frontline fight against the disease of addiction.

A special thank you to the Malden Police and Fire Departments for funding this training as well as to Karen Colon Hayes (Human Services and Community Outreach Director) for her help in coordinating the training.

On another note, we are running our third Recovery Coach Academy in January. The spots are filling up fast, so get your application in ASAP! The deadline for applications to join MOA’s team of coaches is December 15 at midnight.

Would you like to promote recovery, encourage hope and healthy living along with optimism and connect people with recovery support services and help remove barriers? Then we would love you to join us at MOA.

Malden Overcoming Addiction is running its third CCAR Recovery Coach Academy, and if you are interested in being part of our team of coaches, please access http://www.maldenovercomingaddiction.com/recovery-coach/moa-recovery-coach-application/ and fill out the application. Interviews for the Recovery Coach Academy will be held on Friday, December 22 and Friday, December 29 from 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. You must attend one of these interviews to get into the academy! (We will announce the location for the interviews as well as the Recovery Coach Academy soon.) This academy is free!


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