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Curriculum Topics and Explanation of Courses -


Advanced Challenging Interventions


The Challenging Intervention Course centers on educating each participant on the challenging interventions that we see regularly in this field and having each participant practice engaging maladaptive family systems into the intervention process. We will examine how to educate a family on the various challenges of intervening on individuals and families suffering from trauma, gambling addiction, domestic violence, eating disorders, mental health challenges and working with the executive/professional populations. After learning about how to work strategically with these populations, we will actively engage in intervention practice, engaging members in the learning process, educating family members and working within traumatized family systems. The course itself is highly interactive and experiential which allows each participant to not only learn but to actively participate in using skills in the moment under the direction of the instructor.


  • Trauma

  • Gambling Addiction

  • Eating Disorders

  • Domestic Violence

  • Mental Health

  • Executive/Professional Interventions

  • Choosing the Appropriate Intervention Approach for Each Demographic

  • Placement and Referral for Special Populations


Topics & Course Descriptions -

Advanced Intervention Process and Practice


The Advanced Intervention Process and Practice course centers on the participants ability to implement the skills, strategies, tools and techniques from the first four courses into actual intervention practice. The course will consist of didactic education centering on the advanced process of supporting individuals and families during the treatment process and along the determined continuum of care. We will also examine what it takes to establish a professional intervention practice. The experiential course will put each participant in the role of family members, an addict and also an interventionist as we walk through, from start to finish, an invitational model intervention and a surprise intervention. Our goal is that when you walk out of this course, you will feel confident to begin working with a credentialed and experienced interventionist as a second chair and feel prepared for every situation that may arise within the intervention process. This is where each participant will gain advanced understanding, knowledge and practical application of intervention skills.


  • Understanding and Preparing for the Treatment Process

  • Understanding and Preparing for the Continuum of Care

  • Understanding and Preparing for the Mutual Self Help Recovery Process

  • What Are The Next Steps After Successful Intervention?

  • Relapse Prevention for the Family System and Individual

  • Developing a Professional Intervention Practice


Curriculum Topics and Explanation of Courses -

Advanced Clinical Evaluation


The Advanced Intervention Practice Evaluation Course focuses on the importance of screening and assessing each family and individual you will work with in the intervention setting. The vital step of assessment during this process places an interventionist in the appropriate position to develop a strategy to work with a family and individual struggling with addictions, mental health challenges, trauma, domestic violence, process addictions(eating disorders) and other maladaptive behaviors. Throughout this course each participant will actively engage in performing screenings, when a family member calls asking for help and also walking through the entire assessment process with a family in the moment. Our goal with this course centers on the participants gaining the knowledge and experience with assessing for challenges during the intervention process, understanding the needs of each family and individual you will work with and determining a strategy based off of your assessment and how to implement your decisions in the moment. We will also examine how to determine treatment placement specifics, one of the most important aspects of any interventionist, where do we send our client!


  • Define and Distinguish Between Screening and Assessment

  • Identification of Screening Tools including Domestic Violence, Mental Health, Trauma

  • Suicide and Homicide Screening

  • Detoxification Considerations

  • Understanding Medication Needs for Chronic Pain and Mental Health in accordance with Common Approaches and Conditions

  • Identifying Specific Psychoactive Substances and their Effect on Individual Treatment Placement

  • Determining Appropriate Placement and Referral Tools

  • Co-Occurring issues and their Referral System in their Community