Certified Personal Medicine Coaches

Harness the power of Personal Medicine to support people in their recovery.

 

How do you become a Certified Personal Medicine Coach?

Through a combination of E-Learning, live webinar coaching and in-vivo practice, you will become an expert in Personal Medicine.

2019 Certification Opportunities

To register, choose one of the cohorts below. Space is limited... sign-up today and secure your spot.

September-October

9/9/19-10/28/19

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October-November

10/9/19-11/27/19

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Custom Cohort

Available for 10-25 staff

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About Certification

A Certified Personal Medicine Coach is an expert in supporting people as they discover and use Personal Medicine in their recovery.

As a Certified Personal Medicine Coach, you are:
  • Certified to use Personal Medicine in your work
  • Provided with the Personal Medicine Facilitator manual
  • Granted access to the Personal Medicine Worksheet and all Personal Medicine Cards
  • Given access to powerful recovery videos about Personal Medicine
  • Receive a Personal Medicine Guide of your choice
  • Given access to discounted Guides (20% off)
  • Able to use the Personal Medicine Workshop Toolkit
    • Includes a standard conference workshop template & gives you the ability to present on Personal Medicine at conferences
  • Featured on our website
  • Added to our Certified Personal Medicine Coach Forum
  • Given direct access to Pat Deegan & Associates
The annual fee of $60 per year occurs on the anniversary of your graduation date and includes continued access to all of the above.
Why do I need to be recertified?

Personal Medicine Coaches recertify each year to ensure a high standard of fidelity. Recertification grants continued license to use Personal Medicine in your work, access to the Certified Personal Medicine Coach community, consultation with PDA experts and access to the most up to date resources.

Is there a recertification fee?

There is an annual Certification fee of $60 (occurring on the anniversary of your graduation date).

Are there any other requirements for recertification?

Yes. The process for recertification includes an exam and report submission.

How much time do I need to allocate for practice between sessions?

Most people need 2-3 hours per week to complete coursework, practice and reports.

Who can become a Certified Personal Medicine Coach?

Becoming a Certified Personal Medicine Coach is open to anyone: Peer Specialists, Case Managers, Therapists, Psych Rehab Staff, ACT teams, Inpatient Staff, Addictions Counselors, Psychiatrists, etc. 

Can my organization become Certified?

Absolutely. An organization can request a special cohort to sponsor multiple staff members in becoming Certified. Send us a message to get started. 

Are there any technology requirements?

Yes. The path to certification includes live webinars and E-Learning courses. You will need reliable internet, a webcam and basic computer skills.

How much does Certification cost?

The cost is $1250 per person with a $60 recertification fee (due annually on graduation date).

How can I pay for Certification?

You can pay by credit card or PayPal right on our site. Simply choose the cohort you would like to join, select "Register" and enter your payment information. If you'd prefer to pay via purchase order/invoice, send us a note and we will help you get started.

Can I pay monthly instead of all at once?

Sure. Send us a note and we will help you get set-up.

What if I can't afford Certification?

We do offer a free seat for each cohort (based on a lottery). Additionally, many folks reach out to local, county or state mental health authorities to request sponsorship. Organizations or programs you work at may also be able to assist with funding. 

Certification Schedule

Week 1: Welcome and Orientation

Live Session - 9/9/19 @12pm-1pm EST

Week 2: The Basics of Personal Medicine

E-Learning Course - 9/16/19

Week 3: Coaching in the Basics of Personal Medicine

Live Session -  9/23/[email protected] EST

Week 4: Using Personal Medicine Guides

E-Learning Course - 9/30/19

Week 5: Coaching on using the Personal Medicine Guides

Live Session - 10/07/[email protected] EST

Week 6 - Pulling it all together

E-Learning Course - 10/14/19

Week 7 - Final Exam

Week of 10/21/19

Week 8 - Certification Celebration

Live Session - 10/28/[email protected] EST

 

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Week 1: Welcome and Orientation

Live Session - 10/9/19 @3pm-4pm EST

Week 2: The Basics of Personal Medicine

E-Learning Course - 10/16/19

Week 3: Coaching in the Basics of Personal Medicine

Live Session -  10/23/[email protected] EST

Week 4: Using Personal Medicine Guides

E-Learning Course - 10/30/19

Week 5: Coaching on using the Personal Medicine Guides

Live Session - 11/06/[email protected] EST

Week 6 - Pulling it all together

E-Learning Course - 11/13/19

Week 7 - Final Exam

Week of 11/20/19

Week 8 - Certification Celebration

Live Session - 11/27/[email protected] EST

 

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