Workshops for Good

Intervention Nation

​​What we love the most about what we do is the almost never-ending  opportunity to share our passion, our mission, our purpose as we hold onto the steadfast belief that if anyone tells you they have THE right way to do therapy/counseling/coaching, you can be sure that they are being less than truthful or they are a fool.  An important part of what we teach is that it is not only a therapist/counselor/coach’s right, but also a responsibility, to integrating his/her own person and personal experience into their client work and group settings.


​Our opinion is that counseling and therapy training has been moving in the wrong direction. For the most part efforts have been focused on developing technical protocols to treat particular diagnosis rather than understanding how to reach, engage, therapeutically interact, connect and engage in meaningful ways with people that moves them towards self-awareness, change and problem resolution.

  • These timely Intervention Workshops will help you learn to connect and treat people, not diagnose. The training will focus on helping you learn how to use your natural skills and personal experience in creating a therapeutic atmosphere and therapeutic alliance with your clients.

  • Our Intervention Workshops will also help you learn how to identify opportunities for therapeutic interventions as they unfold during a session, a group or in everyday circumstances and how to create interventions that move individuals towards the next step in their personal development.

  • A part of our intervention workshops is about freeing counselors, therapists, healers, support specialists, clinicians and mostly lay-persons from training that might be stifling to their professional and personal effectiveness while connecting, sharing and experiencing of creativity and the concepts and ideas that naturally flow  in a supportive, energetic group setting.

The Professional

The Recovery Professional


We prepare the Recovery Professional to become leaders in the field of all levels of the addictions process and treatment. Our Recovery Professional program builds an excellent foundation for individuals to serve as Recovery Professionals. Our innovative certificate courses provide complementary and compensatory knowledge bases for professionals in other fields of expertise such as coaches, mentors, trainers, support workers, holistic healing practitioners and others with the skills they need to identify, intervene and implement their skills for individuals with addictions — and to provide the interventions necessary for expedited and effective treatment.  The Interventionist is a significant component in the process of addiction and the recovery process of the individual as well as their loved ones.


The Recovery Professional is trained through various approaches already in play within the addictions, recovery and mental health industries that are demonstrated in the most prominent players in the field such as the Recovery Support Specialist, Recovery Coach, Interventionist, Addiction Counselor and Group/Fami;ly Counselor Support Facilitator.  Each role is specialized in it's own right but carries a responsibility to the intelligence of each independently.  Our clients are individuals, families, couples and small groups with various and diverse demographics and roles in community and society.  Those impacted by addiction are a colorful people with issues such as poly-substance abuse, often more than one mental health situation, their behavioral dependencies are as complex as their relationship and familial dynamics.  They are parents, youth, men and women, boys and girls, young and old, gay or straight, rich or poor, wealthy or impoverished, etc.  Most clients will have two or more, some will have all.  As Recovery Professionals we must have some intelligence of each support system if we are to put a dent in the complexities of addictions and those that reside within.  The profile of the addicted individual is not the same as the codependent family who contributes to the process of addiction.  We believe that all skills are required to comprehensively connect, understand and put into action a plan which will benefit the addict as well as the family, loved ones as well as the community and society as a whole.  


A trained interventionist is:


  • a component of healing,

  • first step to family empowerment,

  • one of the 5 hats that plays a part in the role of the Recovery Professional.

  • Recovery Support Specialist, Interventionist, Counselor/Therapist, Coach, Group Support & Facilitator.


Training and Education includes initial screening process, assessments and oral interviews for each candidate upon entering the program and being accepted as an official entrant. All continuing education and credentialing will follow the strict guidelines through MSAPCB(Missouri Substance Abuse Credentialing Board) to include the intelligences of, but not limited to, co-dependency, spirituality, experiential training and more while the process prepares them for the entrance exam which includes a second screening.


Recovery Professional is an umbrella under which coaches, mentors, therapists, counselors, support specialists, etc practice using the intelligence of 5 categories of addiction, recovery, mental health, etc...adopting various approaches and schools of thought from each as guidelines for the professional to develop their own program according to their own experiences, training and other experiential knowledge that can be applied.


Careers Of Purpose  developed by Intelligent Interventions to define the role of the Recovery Professional which is a necessary evil if we are to impact our mission set forth through this website and our services. Specific skills requiring learning and application in real time.​

Intelligent Interventions is a resource that helps consumers, families and recovery and clinical professionals learn how to use family support services to assist with the recovery of individuals and families impacted by addiction.   We train and support individuals, families, small groups, programs, services, agencies or groups of agencies.  Training formats include direct training and train-the-trainer sessions. 

Interested parties should contact Marla at 913-624-9053 or

1. Family-Centered Consultation​

This brief education-based intervention engagement and consultation service that is typically completed in one to three sessions. It promotes connection, communication and collaboration among adult consumers of addiction and recovery health services, members of their family or social network, and service providers to support each individual or family’s recovery. This 6-hour training will enhance participants knowledge, skill and confidence to successfully intervene, engage, involve, address and implement the needs and wants of individuals, families and members of their family/social network in a manner that supports the intervention and recovery of their loved one.

After the training, participants will be able to:​


  • Recognize what a family-involved recovery health system looks like and learn the importance of individual and family experiences

  • Understand the process of the Family-Centered Consultation and how it compares to ​family therapy

  • Understand the informing and engaging process with consumers of the recovery health system and their families and/or social network system

  • Understand how to connect with families, define areas of focus and planning interventions with family and to gain a comfort level    utilizing the  Connecting, Defining & Prioritizing Want/Needs, and Planning method of Family-Centered Consultation

  • Connect with local community programs to begin a collaborative, collective effort

  • Review the Intelligent Interventions website as a resource for Consumer-Centered and Family-Centered Consultation  and other Community Options​


2. Family Psycho-Education 

This 2-day training consists of instructions on how to implement a Single & Multiple Family Psycho-Education Group


After this training participants will be able to:

  • Plan, implement, integrate and evaluate evidence based family psycho-education services

  • Develop an accessible system to identify and involve individuals in the consumer’s family or social network in psycho-education services

  • Establish programs, procedures and documentation requirements that support family psycho-education services

  • Insure that, participants receive all relevant family education training and implementation resource materials developed by the Family Institute and/or obtained from national family education projects

  • ​Review the Intelligent Interventions website as a resource for Family-Centered Consultations, the Spectrum of Family Services and Community Options

3. Family Services   

Family Recovery Coaching Support Groups, Family Information Intervention Nights, Family-Centered Education Curriculum and Resource Library:


​This 3-hour training provides basic information on how to add additional services that are consumer and family-friendly and that support the recovery of the individual and the family. These trainings are not meant as a substitute for professional medical and/or clinical care, but as an adjunct service that supports sound professional recovery health care offered by a diverse, multi-level , multi-dimensional implementation and integration team.


After the training participants will be able to:​​

  • Offer families support, education, information and resources

  • Offer the consumer and families an understanding of the structures within a specific agency and the services they provide

  • Work along side consumers and families to create an educational program to fit the needs of the individual, the family and loved ones.

  • To learn about the community programs and how to make use of them as a resource​​