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 90-120 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 (90-120 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

  • 21 hours of in-person training or 15 hours of online training both options include 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 90-120 days
  • 20 renewal clock hours from N.Y.S. Office of Addiction Services & Support for CASAC
  • Full suite of Instructor support and technical assistance
  • Quarterly webinars throughout certification period
  • Quarterly CarePath™ Newsletters
  • Attendance at MHANYS annual conference/ workshops for CarePath™ Coaches

Want to become a CarePath™ Coach?

Training format for ON- and Off-line training;

In-person Training includes twenty-one hours of classroom instruction over the course of three days and taught by authorized MHANYS CarePath™ Instructors.

Trainings typically run for eight hours each day 9am-5pm including an hour for lunch (lunch included) and each class accommodates a maximum of 16 candidates.

Online training consists of 3 hours for five consecutive days (Mon – Fri) typically 9am – 12noon and includes off line assignments, and each class accommodates a maximum of 10 attendees.

Both On and Off line training include exercises, videos, role plays and coaching circles and are taught by authorized MHANYS CarePath™ Instructors.

You must be certified by Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc. to be a CarePath™ Coach. MHANYS CarePath™ Instructors will determine certification based on participation, basic understanding of materials presented and a final brief presentation.

 

Training Fees

In-person class room instruction – $2,000 per-person or group rate of 6 or more attendees – $1,500 per-person/ maximum attendees per class is 16 and lunch is included in the cost.

Online class instruction – $1,500 per-person/ maximum attendees per class is 10.

Payment must accompany registration by credit card.

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

 

Upcoming CarePath™ Coach Trainings:

Online CarePath™ Coach training is now available. All trainings listed below are 3 hours in length from 9am- 12pm

  • January 11 – 15
  • February 8 – 12
  • March 8 – 12

MHANYS online certification in the CarePath™ model includes instruction in trauma-informed guidelines for virtual engagement.

In-person CarePath™ Coach training will resume as soon as the health of our citizens is no longer at risk.

 

Contact:

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

Upcoming CarePath™ Coach Trainings:

Online CarePath™ Coach training is now available. All trainings listed below are 3 hours in length from 9am- 12pm

  • January 11 – 15
  • February 8 – 12
  • March 22 – 26

MHANYS online certification in the CarePath™ model includes instruction in trauma-informed guidelines for virtual engagement.

In-person CarePath™ Coach training will resume as soon as the health of our citizens is no longer at risk.

Check out MHANYS listing of Family webinars here.

 

Location:

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. 

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