What is a
CarePath™ Coach?

A CarePath™ Coach offers transitional support through the engagement of the individual and their family or identified supporters for the first 90 days transitioning from treatment settings including; hospitals, supportive housing, addiction rehabilitation centers, youth residential settings, correctional facilities, etc.  CarePath™ participants all embark on a process of recovery alongside their loved ones and define their health and well-being with the realistic expectation that wellness similar to illness lives on a continuum.

A CarePath™ Coach assists the key person in need and their family members and/or supporters in:

  • understanding the wellness continuum
  • learning the process and principles of recovery
  • developing realistic expectations and effective communication skills
  • designing explicit goals and key elements of care within a defined period of time (90 days)
  • each person identifies health and well-being through the 8 dimensions of wellness
  • building on successes that influence the health of the whole family, including the children
  • skill building to encourage connectedness and supportive relationships
  • promotion of responsible decision-making and healthy lifestyle choices

Included in CarePath™ Coach Certification

  • 24 hours of in-person training with a two-year designation as Certified CarePath™ Coach upon completion.
  • CarePath™ Coaching Manual and access to all materials
  • Curriculum titled, Recovery & A Wellness Mindset, a 90 minute workshop for ongoing engagement post 90 days
  • 20 renewal clock hours from N.Y.S. Office of Addiction Services & Support for CASAC
  • Support and technical assistance
  • Quarterly webinars throughout certification period
  • Attendance at MHANYS annual conference/ workshops for CarePath™ Coaches

Want to become a CarePath™ Coach?

Training cost for all three days:

  • $1,500 per person and $1,000 per-person for groups sending 6 or more attendees
  • Payment must accompany registration by credit card
  • Agencies interested in sending 8 or more staff, MHANYS will provide on-site training

Training fee includes:

  • Lunch during the training
  • Training materials
  • Full suite of Instructor support

Training Format

  • CarePath™ Coach training takes place over three days and is taught by authorized MHANYS CarePath™ Instructors.
  • Each training accommodates a maximum of 18 candidates
  • Trainings typically run for eight hours each day (9-5pm or 8:30-4:30pm)
  • Trainings include classroom instruction, exercises, videos, role plays and coaching
  • MHANYS CarePath™ Instructors will determine certification based on participation, basic understanding of materials presented and a final brief presentation.

You must be certified by Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc. to be a CarePath™ Coach. Certification is achieved through attending 3-days of interactive classroom training.

We recommend applying 6 to 8 weeks prior to your preferred course training date.

Upcoming CarePath™ Coach Trainings:

  • February 12-14, 2020
  • March 23-25, 2020


Deborah Faust
Director of Family Engagement & Support Services
Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc. (MHANYS)
518-434-0439 x 221

Upcoming CarePath™ Coach Trainings:
  • February 12-14, 2020
  • March 23-25, 2020



MHANYS Capital Region Training Center
194 Washington Avenue Suite, 415
Albany, NY 12210


For more information or questions:

Email info@mhanys.org or call (518) 434-0439

MHANYS is very pleased to be partnering with Herkimer Community College in the inclusion of MHANYS CarePath™ Curriculum for all students graduating with a degree in Human Services.