Choosing an Certified Intervention Professional

Patricia M. Pike, CEO of CanAm Interventions, Certified Interventionist & Addiction Specialist, is a trained expert with over 25 years of professional experience in the field of behavioral health treatment, specializing in addiction and alcoholism. Ms. Pike holds a master accredited certification in addiction studies and conducts successful interventions nationally and internationally. Patricia is a Licensed Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor (LAADC), Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CADC-II), a long-standing member of the Canadian Addiction Counselor Association Federation, Internationally Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor through the IC&RC (I.C.A.D.C), Certified Intervention Professional (CIP) through the Pennsylvania Certification Board and Adult Instructor Diploma (AID). Patricia sits on the board of the Association of Intervention Specialists (AIS) and is a member of The Network of Independent Interventionists (NII). She has helped hundreds of individuals and families struggling with addiction and mental health challenges. Sometimes a direct, heart-to-heart conversation can start the road to recovery. But when it comes to addiction, the person with the problem often struggles to see it and acknowledge it. A more focused approach is often needed.

 Taking action is often difficult because of the stigma of shame and guilt that are attached to chemical dependency/complex mental health challenges. Facing the truth and involving professionals can be the most loving gift that you can give someone you love, exposing the truth in a non-confrontational loving way with professional help and direction.

  • Professional interventionist is an expert on addiction and/or other mental health issues.
  • Interventionists who are also mental health counselors spend years in school, studying both addiction and psychology.
  • This first place to look for a certified intervention professional is to verify a credential through the Pennsylvania Certification Board.

Intervention Professional Organizations:

 Both AIS and NII are professional intervention organizations following the scope of ethical practices for credential interventionist. For more information please follow the highlighted links,  AIS) Association of Intervention Specialists  and (NII) Network Independent Intervention. CanAm Interventions are affiliated with interventionist nationally, If you need a referral, we can help.

Credentials/ Degrees: Many Certified Intervention Professionals will have years of work experience for the treatment of substance abuse and/or mental health also may have other degrees.





Checklist for hiring an Interventionist

• Certified Intervention Professional (CIP)
• Substance Abuse Degree
• Mental Health Degree
• Accredited College/University Degree
• Affiliation with professional organizations

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