You must be a life coach to become certified as a Recovery Coach through AASAT. Life coaching is different from counseling. It is a form of talking therapy that is used to empower others to turn their lives around. Our Recovery Coaches must complete an approved life coach training program before they can be fully certified as AASAT Recovery Coaches.
If you need training as a coach, we have partnered with The Addictions Academy to help you become a Recovery Coach. The Addictions Academy offers a 36-hour online Recovery Coaching Certification program that fulfills our requirements for becoming a Sexual Recovery Coach (SRC), Partners Recovery Coach (PRC), or Intimacy Anorexia Coach (IAC).
The next step to becoming an AASAT Certified Coach is to complete an AASAT training program. Our AASAT training programs prepare you to counsel, treat, and help people who are struggling with sexual addiction and intimacy anorexia as well as the partners of the addicts.
The AASAT Partners Recovery Training empowers you to help the partners and spouses of addicts recover from their trauma and understand the addiction that ravaged their lives along with the emotions involved.
After you have completed the AASAT training program, you can submit your Application Certification Checklist. This checklist helps you organize and keep track of all of the documents you need to submit to become certified through the American Association for Sex Addiction Therapy.
The final step to becoming a fully certified Recovery Coach is to complete a six month supervision program with Dr Doug Weiss or with one of our licensed counselors trained by Dr Weiss. This program involves weekly phone conference calls to discuss critical issues, best treatment practices, and other pertinent issues surrounding your training on sex addiction and intimacy anorexia and on understanding your clients better.