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Interventionist Training Courses -

Curriculum Topics & Course Descriptions


Each of our courses is designed specifically to provide each participant with a high level of education for each topic but also to integrate a large experiential piece into the training. You will be expected to participate in exercises developed in order to provide each participant with a realistic situation of how each educational topic will be integrated and utilized during the intervention process. These courses were developed in order to provide participants with the most realistic training available, from the time you walk into the room until you leave each night, you will be immersed in intervention reality, unpredictability, thinking on your feet, making the moment decisions, maintaining composure in the face of uncertainty and working cohesively as a Team with your fellow participants.


Each course listed below will be offered individually and as a package. It is required that each of you take the courses in order as they build on each other. For more information on the courses, please contact Intelligent Interventions representative at 913-624-9053 or We look forward to challenging you!



Curriculum Topics and Explanation of Courses - Intervention Basics Course

The Intervention Basics Course will cover the history of interventions, how we have made huge strides in implementing family therapy techniques into the intervention process, we will review each of the major models of intervention today, the huge ethical implications of intervention practice and how to determine intervention strategy. The experiential nature of this first course will focus on how to determine specific intervention strategy based on a specific family system and their needs. Each participant will actively engage in working with various family systems, the needs of a variety of maladaptive family patterns and how to engage a family in the intervention process - supporting them in long term recovery. This is a highly interactive course that requires collaboration and engagement from each participant.


  • History of Interventions

  • Integration of Family Therapy Techniques into the Intervention Process

  • An Overview of Invitational and Confrontational Models Including-:

  • Johnson Intervention Model

  • Systemic Intervention Model

  • ARISE Intervention Model

  • How to Determine What Intervention Model to Utilize

  • Other Types of Intervention Strategy

  • Ethical Considerations of an Interventionist

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Topics & Course Descriptions-

Basic Intervention Process and Practice


The Basic Intervention Process and Practice Course will be the first time each participant will have the opportunity to get their hands dirty with the entire intervention process. By this point, we have practiced and reviewed how to approach a family and individual from the initial phone call, screening, assessment, developing strategy for working within the specific family system, preparing a full continuum of care treatment plan for the family and individual and how to work with resistant family members. This course will almost entirely consist of experiential work centering on preparing for a surprise intervention and also an invitational intervention. Our participants will each work as a family member, addict and interventionist as well to establish the closest understanding of what the intervention process looks like, feels like and the experience will be unforgettable. Our goal with this course is to establish basic intervention skills, strategies, tools and techniques for establishing a basic intervention. You will walk a family from the first phone call asking for help all the way through an actual intervention. Towards the end of the course, we will all work together to determine areas that need improvement and begin to examine the advanced level skills that are necessary for successful intervention practice in our next course.


  • The Process of Intervention

  • Practical Preparations

  • Family Dynamics

  • Recovery and the Family