Ask The Expert:
Q & A with Cali Estes of The Addictions Academy and The Addictions Coach
1. Question: How do you deal with the constant chronic complaining client?
Cali Estes Answers: “The clients that want to see change will work for it. They will put energy and effort into achieving their goals. I tell all my clients that I will not work harder then them at their life.”
2. Question: What do you do when a client’s loved one pays you and then wants to know all the juicy details of your sessions with their loved one?
Cali Estes Answers: “Recovery Coaches and Addiction Coaches are not bound by HIPPA, yet. However, I treat all my clients with 100% confidentiality no matter who pays the bill. It is important for me to build a safe and secure environment for my client. The only time I will break this confidentiality is if the client is suicidal or homicidal then I have a duty to warn.”
3. Question: What made you start The Addictions Academy?
Cali Estes Answers: “ I noticed a lack of accountability and ethics in the field of Recovery Coaching and Intervention. I wanted to create a true Professional Program, not a peer to peer class (you can be an RSS or a Sponsor for that) that would stand apart from what was being offered. I wanted strong ethics and legal guidelines and a full business development program for coaches just starting out or making the switch from public to private practice. We offer a full schedule of classes from Recovery Coaching I and II to Intervention, Clinical Intervention with the ISE endorsement, Anger Management, Food Addictions Coaching, Family Recovery Coaching, Gambling Addiction Coaching and more.”
We also created a Master Addictions Coach with 6 months of Supervision, 6 core classes and 85 Units. NAADAC Continuing Education units are offered on all classes.
You can find Cali Estes at www.theaddictionscoach.com and www.theaddictionsacademy.com or call 1.800.706.0318 for more information.
You are truly a trailblazer and I am happy to be a part of your network. I hope I can help in enriching the the program options for Substance Abuse Treatment.
After completing your Recovery Coaching webinar what will this qualify you to do? Sorry, but I may be confused. Or just need clarification? Thanks. Ready to enroll.
Hi! If you check out http://www.theaddictionsacademy.com you can see all of the coaching classes and you will be certified as a Recovery Coach or Food Addictions Coach or Gambling Addictions Coach or Interventionist. It all depends on what you want to do — I am at 1.800.706.0318 please call me to discuss.
Please reach out to our admissions coordinator at 800 706 0318 ext 2
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