

WASHINGTON SQUARE BLDG.
21 W. WASHINGTON STREET
SUITE B
WEST CHESTER, PA 19380
WWW.INTERVENTIONFIRST.COM
484-678-3796
 [email protected]

1900’S – High mortality rate from
alcoholism
 1930’s – Psychiatry defined uncontrolled
drinking as an emotional/psychiatric
problem.
 1956 – AMA recognizes alcoholism as a
Primary Disease
 1960 – Vernon Johnson – pioneers the
process of intervention.




JOHNSON MODEL –My preferred model.
FAMILY SYSTEMIC MODEL-Family sessions.
ARISE – Invitation
C – COLLABORATIVE
R- RESPECTFUL
I – INTEGRITY
S- SUPPORTIVE
I – INDIVIDUALIZED
S- SYSTEMIC
MEDIA – TV SHOWS
-- INTERVENTION (A & E)
--Celebrity Rehab (Dr. Drew)
--Addicted (TLC)
--National Geographic

ACT AS A CHANGE AGENT FOR ALL
ADDICTIONS-(Dual Diagnosis), Multiple
Addictions.

Interrupt the addictive cycle and help create
the motivation to move the individual(s) into
the appropriate level(s) of treatment

Help the entire family begin to embrace a
recovery process. (family programs with
treatment center) aftercare plan.
SPOUSE
 CHILDREN (AGE SPECIFIC)
 SIBLINGS
 EMPLOYER
 CLERGY
 FRIENDS


SAFETY FOR ALL CONCERNED – Any
history of domestic violence or abuse?

ANY FIREARMS IN THE HOME? Take
appropriate measures to insure we will
be safe.

What is current status of individual
regarding mental health – determine if
timing is appropriate.

Acknowledge and address everyone’s
feelings of fear, guilt, reluctance, etc.
(Try to assess if anyone might sabotage
process.)

Break the silence and flush out secrets

Provide scripts for Intervention Letters
Deliberate Process


Predictable Process

Structured Process

Props

Treatment Center details are completed
shortly after having signed Contract to
move forward with Intervention. My work
begins after the 1st meeting with family to
establish who are my resources based on
specific details of case.
Help to prepare Admissions Staff if inpatient
level of treatment is decided.
or
 Collaborate with outpatient treatment
providers.


Arrive at our designated location together.
(if Johnson model, we are going to their
home or wherever we decide to meet)

Introduce myself and move immediately
into our process. (No deliberation or
debate).

Depending upon our model of intervention
and outcome, I individualize our process.
Transportation to our decided facility.
again, this is all determined prior to that
day. If female, I can transport. If male, I
would arrange to hire a male colleague.
 We leave immediately following our
intervention. no delay.

I continue to collaborate with treatment
center to insure all details have been
covered.
 RELEASES SIGNED.
 Debrief with family and loved one’s
 provide continued support for family until
IP completes treatment.
 Collaborate aftercare for IP.

DO NO HARM
2. MAKE THINGS BETTER
3. RESPECT OTHERS
4. BE FAIR
5. BE COMPASSIONATE
1.
Download

Carol Lawyer`s presentation