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Can Am Intervention 101 training course goal is to enrich, inspire and educate professional community. And to raise the bar of professionalism in the areas of Interventions and Family Case Management Skills.

Addictions is a global crisis, and it has never been more important to have highly effective and ethical approaches for interventions from certified and credentialed interventionists.

CanAm Interventions “101” Training Courses

Patricia Pike, CEO of CanAm Interventions, hosts Interventions 101 Training Courses nationally and internationally.

Participants learn about intervention and case management through practical and experiential learning and can earn 21 CEUs through the Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB), Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF), and California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP).

CanAm Interventions, Interventions 101 Training Courses are a practical orientation and training course providing intervention and case management skills.

CanAm Interventions 101 is an orientation training that focuses on the principles, philosophies, and basics behind the most popular intervention disciplines utilized today.

PCB – The Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) is a private, non-profit corporation which offers voluntary credentialing to substance abuse and other behavioral health professionals. PCB implements standards and testing for the certification of addiction counselors, prevention specialists, clinical supervisors, case managers as well as criminal justice, addictions, co-occurring disorders, auxiliary and intervention professionals and recovery specialists.

ROLE OF THE CIP: The Certified Intervention Professional (CIP) credential is for professionals who have the primary role of facilitation and participation in substance use interventions. Certified Intervention Professionals guide families, friends, and others through an intervention process where the substance user is encouraged to accept help. The CIP is not a marketer or recruiter for a treatment facility; rather they are a front-line professional who is directly engaging an individual and family to help guide them to treatment and is a part of the recovery team.

REQUIREMENTS FOR CIP CERTIFICATION: Two years of work experience providing direct substance use intervention s and related services 50% of the time. All experience must be documented. Participation in five interventions and facilitation of five interventions within the last three years for a total of ten interventions.

EDUCATION: Education must be specifically related to the domains. Education is defined as formal, structured instruction in the form of workshops, seminars, institutes, in-services, college/university credit courses, and distance learning. All education must be documented. There is no time limit on when education was received. Education provided to other professionals is also acceptable. A relevant three-credit college course is equal to 45 hours. Minimum High School Diploma/GED. 150 hours of education relevant to domains.

The courses requirements for CIP the following hours must be included within the total number of hours required:

  • 20 hours of intervention theory and practice
  • 12 hours in family systems
  • 12 hours in motivational interviewing
  • 12 hours specific to addiction 6 hours in crisis intervention6 hours in behavioral health ethics


  • 100 hours of supervision with a minimum of ten hours on each domain.
  • Supervision must be documented and may occur as part of eligible work experience and maybe completed under more than one supervisor. Supervisor must hold an Certified Intervention Professional (CIP) current certification or license in the behavioral health field.
  • Supervision is the administrative and evaluative process of monitoring, assessing, and enhancing professional’s performance.

Responsibility CACCF -The Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF) was formed in 1985.

The CACCF is also an active member of the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC). The CACCF provides its counselors with a quality, professional, credible, and legal certification, offering personal pride and satisfaction. The CACCF promotes, certifies, and monitors the competency of addiction specific counselors in Canada using current and effective practices, which are internationally recognized.

CanAm Interventions 101 Training Course is an approved education providing 21 CEUs education hours through the CACCF/ towards ICADC and/or other addiction certifications.

CCAPP – California Consortium of Addiction Programs (CCAPP) and Professionals provides a forum and a unifying voice for practitioners and programs. As the state’s largest AOD advocate for programs, CCAPP serves as the vital link between government, consumers, program owners, and directors. At CCAPP education is the key to competency and at the core of their mission.

CCAPP identifies and qualifies education institutions; approves continuing education providers; and supports AOD education systems through research, grants, and test development. Intervention Specialist: The Specialty Endorsement program is only available to Alcohol/Drug Certified Counselors (Level I/II) OR equivalent, Certified Clinical Supervisor, Certified Criminal Justice Addiction Professionals, and Certified Prevention Specialists.

 NII – The Network of Independent Interventionists (NII) is an organization dedicated to supporting, educating, and providing resources to professionally independent interventionists so that they can best serve those in need in the most professional and ethical manner.

As a group of Independent Interventionists, the NII strives to increase awareness, education, camaraderie, and professional support for one another while maintaining the highest ethical standards within the industry.

AIS – The Association of Intervention Specialists (AIS)  is a network of interventionists located throughout the country and abroad. Members guide families and friends, business executives, and others through the intervention process whereby a person addicted to alcohol and/or other drugs and compulsive behaviors is encouraged to accept help.

Full Member: – This is a voting category – A professional meeting the following criteria shall be considered a Practicing Interventionist eligible for Full membership in the Association.

Candidate Member: – This is a non-voting category – A professional meeting the following criteria and abiding by the following guidelines shall be considered a Candidate member in the association after completing an application and paying dues.

CanAm Interventions 101 training course six modules

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