Hiring an Interventionist
An Interview with Board Certified Interventionist Roger Canevari
Maybe because of A&E’s Intervention or other movie and TV portrayals of interventions, many believe the interventionist talks to the family a bit, shows up for the big event, convinces the addict to go to rehab, then case closed.
You have come to the conclusion that your loved one is in desperate shape – his or her addiction has spiraled out of control and all your attempts to get them help have failed. Now you are considering hiring an addiction interventionist with the hopes that this will finally convince your loved one that treatment is the only option.
Sticky: The Field Model of Intervention for Complex Clients: An Interview with Jane Mintz, Addiction Intervention Specialist
When Jane Mintz tells you that her 17 years as an LPGA golf professional helped prepare her for a career as an interventionist, you might smile when you imagine what she means. The truth is, Jane approaches addiction intervention the same way she approached golf: as a consummate professional who hones her craft through hard work, tenacity, and dedication. Full Story
If you have a friend or family member who may need an intervention, there are some important things you should know before you begin the process.
First, an intervention should only be orchestrated by a trained professional. In order to be sure that everything runs smoothly and to ensure the greatest chances for success, you need to find someone who is an expert at conducting interventions. Do not assume that all therapists are experienced at this type of activity because they are not. Because of this, it is very important that you do your homework before choosing a professional. Full Story