Recovery Coach Workshop





Dr. Ray Baker & Kevin Diakiw

Date: September 7th 1:30 pm Studio 417


Recovery coaching, the most important element in recovery-oriented care requires a unique set of competencies delivered by trained paraprofessionals. This session will review required attitudes, knowledge and skills

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the steps and stages of early recovery
  • Discuss motivational Interviewing
  • Demonstrate Recovery Mutual Support Group Facilitation techniques
  • Outline Behavioural problem solving Developing and negotiating a behavioural plan
  • Explain Boundary setting, dealing with countertransference and codependence, staying healthy as a care provider
  • Describe ongoing supervision, oversight: support, accountability and clinical training for Recovery Coaches


Ray worked as a family doctor before he specialized in Addiction Medicine in 1986. At the University of British Columbia Medical School he developed and directed the Addiction Medicine curriculum from 1990-95. He wrote a chapter on Alcoholism for Conn’s Current Therapy. On behalf of the Railway Association of Canada he developed the medical rules for safety critical Canadian railway workers with substance use disorders. He serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Addictive Diseases. Recently Dr. Baker served on a national expert committee for the Canadian Centre of Substance Abuse designing and analyzing Canada’s national Life in Recovery Survey. He is in the process of researching and writing a book on recovery oriented addiction medicine. He is a person in longterm recovery from addiction for 32 years. Ray and his life partner, Agnes have 2 adult children two one year old twin grandchildren.

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