Onsite & Zoom Group Training
Due to COVID, we are currently only offering Zoom Group
Training, led by a trained SMART Recovery facilitator.
SMART Recovery is a NAADAC Approved Education Provider. Up to 25-hours of CE credits will be issued to those who meet the CE requirements. Visit our Professional Training page to learn more.
Dan Hostetler, Executive Director of Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center in Chicago, IL shares some of his own personal reflections and experiences in his role as a SMART Recovery meeting facilitator.
Join Dan and our world-wide team of volunteers in the quest to help people learn to help themselves. In doing so, you’ll not only be helping others “Discover the Power of Choice” … you’ll also experience the enduring, rewarding satisfaction that comes with being of service to others as a SMART Recovery volunteer!
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Lorie "Hammer" Hammerstromhas been a volunteer for SMART Recovery since 2005. She is a past member of the Board of Directors, one of the original members of our "Get SMART FAST" training team, and a long-time advocate and volunteer for SMART Recovery Online. Lorie's served as a 4th and 5th grade teacher for over 30 years, having receiving many awards along the way for her teaching skills and her after school Space Camp program. (She's been selected twice to participate in NASA’s Adult Space Camp Academy and received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching) Lorie is a favorite with her students and in our onsite training program!
Michler F. Bishop is the Director of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services and a Senior Staff Psychologist at the Albert Ellis Institute (AEI) where, for over twenty years, he has worked with Dr. Ellis, running groups and workshops. Author of Am I Addicted: 64 Questions and Answers to Help You Change an Addictive or Semi-Addictive Behavior and Managing Addictions: Cognitive, Emotive and Behavioral Techniques, as well as research articles and, most recently, blogs for Psychology Today. As national vice president of SMART Recovery, he was instrumental in the development of SMART Recovery's 4-Point Program.
Alexander Carde has a passion for SMART Recovery. He serves on multiple committees and positions within the organization. Alexander was one of our 25 volunteers in 25 years of SMART Recovery. His leadership as an online Moderator and technical background has been instrumental in the ongoing development of the online platform. He serves as Co-chair of the Regional Coordinator Committee he helps Regional Coordinators across North America. He facilitates national online meetings as well as local Face to Face meetings. Alexander Co-hosts our SMART Meeting Management meetings.
Matthew Frank has been facilitating SMART meetings since 2014, in New York City and online. His favorite tools are motivational interviewing and the ABC, where he especially enjoys the contrast between accurate and helpful beliefs. His favorite questions for meetings include "who has ideas for the situation we just heard about?", "what would you like to do differently in the next week?", and "what are the easiest things to do that would be helpful?" Matt has a PhD and multiple financial credentials; outside of SMART, he works for a consulting firm and teaches risk management.
Rae Grady is an experienced trainer in the fields of addiction, mental health and youth recovery. A former Coordinator of Prevention Services and Community Educator, she has provided training programs for over 15,000 persons. Rae is a past NAMI Board member and USO volunteer. She joined the SMART Recovery National Office team as a Local Onsite Trainer in 2019. "I am so excited to be part of this great organization and help train others in the principals and tools of SMART Recovery. They are life-changing skills that can help all of us!"
Haley Iselin has been a volunteer with SMART Recovery since 2016 as a regular and family and friends facilitator. In 2020 Haley became the Regional Coordinator for Washington State and in 2021 joined the training team. Haley loves how the SMART Recovery tools can be applied to everyday life and for anyone interested in making changes to their thinking. She particularly likes the vocabulary exchange and staying away from the use of labels. Outside of SMART Haley is Vice President of the families metal distribution company which she has been doing since graduating from the University of Washington in 2004.
Gayeanne "Sam" Lester has volunteered for SMART Recovery since 2005 as an Online Facilitator, Facilitator Liaison and a team member of the Online Facilitator’s Get SMART Fast training course. Since 2016 she has been conducting Onsite Facilitator Training at facilities for the two-day training course. Sam shares, “Throughout the years, I have always enjoyed being a part of the SMART Recovery community, not only for others but for my own wellbeing. When I am not ‘doing SMART Recovery’, I enjoy my time with our two adult boys and their families while working as a professional photographer.”
Kevin Minnick has been an addictions professional for 30 years in all phases of the field. His involvement with SMART Recovery began in the late 90’s and continued to where he is now, serving as the Chair of the Regional Coordinators Committee. He has served as a volunteer for United Way and other local non-profits in the Indianapolis area over the last 12 years. He is currently a Court Treatment Specialist for the State of Indiana and Hancock County Government.
Dennis Rosenfeld has been with SMART Recovery since 2016. He has held many volunteer positions with SMART including Meeting Coordinator for the 50 plus National Online Meetings offered each week, and Regional Coordinator for Face to Face meetings in New York state. He also co-hosts the twice weekly SMART Meeting Management on the Zoom. In addition to being on the Leadership Team for SROL since 2018, he now provides facilitator onsite training for counseling professionals that want to offer SMART Recovery to their clients.
Gerardo Matamoros is a certified recovery coach. He has been with SMART Recovery since 2013
filling many roles. He has been a facilitator both online and in person
with SMART NYC where he served on the board of directors. He established a
mentoring program for new facilitators. He is from Latin America and is
developing training in Spanish as well as overseeing the translation of
materials in Spanish for SMART Recovery International.
Gina has a Master's degree in human services with a concentration in addiction and recovery. Experience in working with individuals with addiction and co-occurring disorders and their families. Gina has been a Facilitator since 2020 and has a passion for helping people instill healthy coping skills and wellness tools into their everyday life.
No, training participants can include professionals, clinicians, peers, family members, or anyone else in the community wishing to start a SMART meeting. you are both welcome and encouraged to invite community members or others in your area to join the training.
SMART Recovery is unique in the way it supports those desiring to abstain from various forms of addictive behavior. The way we train individuals to become a SMART Recovery meeting facilitator is also unique. We believe our recovery concepts, tools, and meeting facilitation quality play a very significant role in helping individuals abstain from their addictive behavior and in developing life-long healthy self-management choices.
Our training will help you learn about multiple pathways to recovery. "Discover the power of choice!"
COME LEARN WITH US! Our training offerings will give you the knowledge, confidence, and support you need to start a SMART Recovery meeting in your community. Scroll through our training course offerings above to decide which training is right for you!