Intervention Type and Approach

Dear All,

As you have perused my website, you notice that I practice an evidence-based, researched model of intervention. It is an invitational model. But first I will describe the kind of intervention you may be thinking about.

Television shows us the Johnson Model of intervention. This is a surprise attack. The person of concern is asked to come to a place and is then confronted with several family members and friends and the interventionist. This seems to create tension and an area of anger and resistance. Television needs to create drama to garner higher ratings, therefore what is being represented is not always the case.

The model I practice is a hybrid of a couple of leading Intervention practitioners that specialize in training of both the BIST model and Arise models. Accompanying what I take from these models I utilize therapy in the form of Motivational Interviewing, strengths-based therapy, Rogerian, and family systems.

First and foremost, I am listening closely to the person of concern to verbalize agreeing to treatment, or at minimum signifying to myself and the loved ones the changes they are willing to make.

Bottom lines are kept to a minimum and not applied at all unless an agreement cannot be put in place. However, a bottom line will be affected in a non-negotiable manner if all concerned have agreed to their boundaries and are able to hold those limitations.

This intervention modality is performed in an arena of love, support, and non-judgment. The focus is not about what the person of concern has done wrong, that is too shaming. It is about movement and living in the solution.

Finally, my specific model of intervention offers 8 months of concierge services to the person of concern and the stakeholders. I can be reached by email, text, phone calls or in-person for ongoing support and case-management. The person of concern can also attend the once weekly aftercare group at no extra charge.

One last thing I encourage and have stated before in previous blogs. DO YOUR DUE DILIGENCE. Interview and question any potential interventionist. Ask for their credentials, how long they have been doing interventions. Ask about their approach and model. Think about this-an intervention can be a life-changing event. You may only have a one- time shot at it.


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Seattle, WA 98103

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