Module 4: Recovery & Wellness Planning Copy



The purpose of this module is to introduce concepts of strengths-based language and planning, and how these are incorporated into the more comprehensive process of recovery and wellness planning. It explores how peer specialists: assist in the development and monitoring of a recovery plan; should view and help clients prevent relapse; support the client’s achievement of strengths-based individual goals; promote wellness strategies; and, serve as successful role models.


  • Strengths-based Perspective
  • Person-Centered Planning
  • Triggers and Relapse
  • Wellness
    • Why Wellness Matters
    • Dimensions of Wellness
    • Wellness Strategies
  • Recovery/Wellness Plans
    • Role Modeling through Self-Care
    • Resources for Planning

Learning Objectives

After completing this module, participants will be able to:

  • Distinguish between “deficit” versus “strength-based” approaches
  • Describe the core processes of person centered planning
  • Explain the importance of attending to relapse triggers and warning signs
  • Identify at least six of the eight dimensions of wellness
  • Describe at least three ways peer support specialists can promote wellness among those they support
  • Discuss aspects of their roles in recovery/wellness planning and monitoring

Module Activities

  • Module 4 Activity: Practicing Strengths-based Language
  • Module 4 Reflection Activity: What is your picture of health and wellness?
  • Module 4 Activity: Dimensions of Wellness

Workbook Activities

After you have completed all of the module 4 lessons below, complete the following activities your course workbook:

  • Workbook Activity 1: Personal Wellness Planning, Part 1 (60 minutes)
  • Workbook Activity 3: Personal Wellness Planning, Part 2 (30 minutes)

Module 4 Quiz

After you have completed all of the module 4 lessons below and the workbook activities, you will be able to click the button at the bottom of this page to complete the Module 4 Quiz and Advance to Module 5.