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2 CE Hours


This certificate is non-credit but it does qualify for continuing education units.

12 Weeks to Sanity - Past


On-Demand - On your own schedule/at your own pace

In this engaging workshop, Founder of Recovery for the City/ Recovery for Life, Paul Hardy, will present the combined therapy of the Twelve Steps, prayer for inner healing, and solution focused therapy for those who suffer from addictions.

Program Description:

The presenter will discuss a Christ-centered, transformational model of recovery from addictions and compulsive behaviors, historic woundedness, and life-altering habits using a faith-based option for court-ordered individuals to seek restitution and a new lifestyle. A result of partnerships which have combined the years of experience and practice of several non-profit organizations (Recovery for Life, People in Need, Onesimus Ministries, Transitions: Home for Hope and others) as well as local churches have provided this results oriented model.


Course is available for 30 days after registration. Please complete the course and the quiz within 30 days.


2 CE Hours

Who Should Attend:

Mental Health Workers, Pastors, Ministry Leaders, Social Workers, Lay Leaders, Students, Anyone Wishing to Make a Difference in the Lives of Others

Educational Objectives:

This course is designed to help you:

  • list and understand the major components of how addictions operate in people's lives.
  • discuss the practical aspects of three working models that help people come out of addictive lifestyles.
  • connect the course material to apply it with real-life situations.
  • select specific resources to help people in the community.

Price for Certificate:


Program Schedule:

On-Demand - On your own schedule/at your own pace

Professional and Continuing Education CE Hours:

Counselors: Regent University, is an NBCC-Approved Professional and Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.

This course meets or exceeds the requirements of continuing education for counselors.

In Virginia, Regent University continuing education courses may also fulfill the continuing education requirements for counselors (LPC - 18 VAC 115-20-106), substance abuse treatment providers (LSATP - 18 VAC 115-60-116), and marriage and family therapists (LMFT - 18 VAC 115-50-96).

Paul Hardy, Founder of Recovery for the City and Recovery for Life, is a passionate leader in the field of trauma recovery and a champion for those who struggle with addictions and compulsive behaviors. Paul is considered an expert in the field of addiction recovery with his unique and specialized intervention methods that reveal how personal beliefs affect behavior. Recovery for the City, a faith-based 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, began in 1998 as an alternative program for people struggling with addictions and compulsive behaviors. In addition to the nationally known Recovery for the City addictions recovery program, Paul developed the PLACE method for trauma recovery, and he has authored multiple books on addictions recovery.

Paul is an Advanced Theophostic Minister serving as a pastoral counselor working as a consultant for Catholic ministries and he is certified in Critical Incident Stress Management and Drug and Alcohol Intervention. Working with the Virginia Beach Police Department, Dr. Hardy serves to help people exposed to trauma. Both the Navy Brig and the Department of Corrections of Virginia have called on him for the development of treatment programs. He provides relapse prevention training for men coming out of the prison system and for the homeless.

Paul is currently earning his DMin in Pastoral Counseling at Liberty Theological Seminary, and holds a Masters in Business Administration and Leadership. Paul and his wife Suzie are champions for the cause of the broken and hurting. They served with their three children as missionaries in Madrid, Spain and Mexico City for over twenty years.