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Q & A with Cali Estes of The Addictions Academy and The Addictions Coach


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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.

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4 Responses

  1. Cali.
    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.

  2. 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.

    1. 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.

    2. Please reach out to our admissions coordinator at 800 706 0318 ext 2