CanAm Interventions Approach?
CanAm Interventions believes every family and client has a story to tell. An intervention starts from the first contact with a person reaching out and asking for help.
CanAm Interventions CEO Patricia Pike facilitates services for complex cases utilizing evidence-based practices in conjunction with experience in the 12 core functions of counseling.
Interventions come in many forms which are a life saving mission with the intention to help a loved one by providing an opportunity for recovery. Using assessment tools to develop a family treatment plan which may include using various intervention approaches such as (Traditional) Johnson Model or Family Systemic Model.
Using a family coaching and case management approach might be the first step towards a solution prior to performing a more traditional intervention in certain cases. It is important to assess each situation or present crisis to evaluate what the immediate needs are.
- Family Systemic Model.
- Traditional Johnson Model.
- Crisis Management Model.
- Case Management Model.
CAN-AM approach is an unconditionally loving, non-judgmental, and real confrontation directed by a professional interventionist in which friends and relatives perform a great act of love! An addiction or complex intervention is led by a trained interventionist.
Family Systemic Approach?
A Family Systemic Model also referred to as the invitational approach model developed by Ed Speare and Wayne Raiter. This approach is a way for the entire family to start their healing process. Addiction or mental health affects the whole family.
This model is based on the idea that if the family system changes, every individual within the system will also change, including the untreated person struggling with addiction or mental health. The family intervention approach is designed to be a non-confrontational and non-judgmental instead the entire family are the patient.
The goal of the family systemic model is the entire family will become motivated to seek treatment for themselves and learn healthy coping traits:
- Communicating in a healthy way
- Supporting each other with encouragement
How the Family Systemic Intervention Model Works:
In the Systemic Family Intervention, the following takes place:
- The intervention group consists of family members only and a professional.
- The family hires a professional intervention specialist or a mental health worker with experience in the treatment of substance use disorders and in performing interventions.
- The intervention specialist sets up a series of appointments and calls the person with a substance use disorder right away to invite them to the meetings. The interventionist does not confront the person with the substance use disorder during this initial interaction but may explain why the meetings are being held.
- Meetings occur involving the interventionist, family members directly involved, and the person with the substance use disorder. They are not secret planning sessions.
- The group discusses the nature of substance use disorders in general, as well as how they affect a person’s health. The nature of addiction and its impacts on family members and others are often discussed by the interventionist. This is done in a generic psychoeducational framework, with no specific example from the family.
- The interventionist may discuss various types of treatment for individuals with substance use disorders and often will concentrate on the specific substance use disorder in question. For example, if the target person has an alcohol use disorder, a stimulant use disorder, cannabis use disorder, etc., the interventionist will discuss specific issues associated with that disorder.
- The group may also talk about how the individual’s behavior affects family members.
- The interventionist discusses how the communication styles of the family members can be adjusted to allow everyone to communicate and express their feelings and thoughts in a clear, concise manner.
- The intervention specialist may talk about how the individual’s family influences his or her behavior and how they contribute to the individual’s substance usage.
- The person is encouraged to get treatment.
- Family members are also encouraged to seek medical and social support, such as by attending support groups.
- The process often consists of five or more meetings.
- In the best-case scenario, the family unit agrees to participate in treatment to handle the situation. This can include individual substance use disorder therapy for the intervention subject, family treatment for the family, and support group participation for everyone, among other things.
- The group begins to exert more gentle pressure for treatment as more meetings are completed.
- Once all the individuals who need treatment agree to get it, the intervention process is complete. If some members still decline treatment, there may be consequences associated with this.
- After the intervention phase is completed, treatment is often continued. Depending on the individual difficulties being addressed, therapies and social support group participation may last for years.
The Johnson model, named after its creator, Dr. Vernon Johnson, is one of the most prevalent types of intervention. Johnson discovered that most recovering alcoholics made their decision to stop drinking after experiencing a series of little but significant life events after studying a group of them.
Johnson discovered that addicts need the people closest to them to help them recognize the consequences of not seeking recovery, and that requires a well-defined and well-thought-out plan.
The Johnson Treatment Plan is perhaps the most used type of intervention plan. To nudge addicts towards treatment, this style of mediation employs a personal and oppositional technique. Caregivers can come in many forms; for addicted persons, they may be family members, friends, or coworkers.
Many addicted people believe that they must reach rock bottom before accepting help. Rather than waiting for the addict to damage their life by suffering events such as bankruptcy or jail time, the Johnson method of intervention helps to speed up the process.
Addiction is a sickness that affects the entire family, not just the addict. Though it may be tough for you to be so blunt with someone you care about and even more difficult for them to hear. It is necessary to tell the truth about how their substance abuse has harmed your relationship.
Though the Johnson model is helpful in a variety of settings, it is often the best option for addicts who do not recognize that they have a problem and are unaware of how severely their condition is affecting those closest to them. This type of care is also appropriate for people who have co-occurring mental health conditions.
During a Johnson intervention, the role of a professional interventionist is not to make an inspiring speech that completely changes your loved one’s attitude toward accepting help. Instead, the interventionist is there as a neutral third party to guide the conversation and keep things moving in a positive direction.
The goal of the Johnson model is never to make the addict feel ashamed of their behavior. Instead, family members clearly articulate what they will do if their loved one refuses to accept treatment and emphasize that they are doing this from a place of concern, compassion, and love.
Mental Health Interventions?
Mental health problems are much more common than people realize. Mental health issues can affect everyone, from young children to the elderly.
It is often marked by distress and/or problems functioning in social, work or family activities. This may present as waning performance at work, worsening communication with others, difficulty paying attention in school, or a general inability to care for oneself. Mental illness can take many forms, from depression and anxiety to severe schizophrenia.
Many people live with mental health problems all their lives without seeking help, letting it lead to unemployment, homelessness, incarceration, and even suicide. If you know a loved one with signs of mental health problem, holding an intervention may be the only way to convince him or her to get professional help before it’s too late.
Once you decide to hold an intervention for someone concerning his or her mental health problem, seek professional assistance from CanAm Intervention. Depending on the severity of your loved one’s mental illness, he or she could become violent and refuse to consider treatment. Intervention without a specialist’s help can be dangerous. The most effective mental health interventions use the help of a professional who knows when and how to hold one, what to say, and how to provide the appropriate care.
Mental issues disrupt sufferers’ entire life, including the way they think, feel, act, function, and relate to others. If left untreated, a mental illness can be debilitating. Luckily, early intervention is an effective way to manage a mental health issue before it does too much damage.
Family’s Roles in Mental Health
Mental health issues often go on for too long or don’t ever receive treatment because they require loved ones to identify the problem and the need for help. It often takes outside help to address mental health issues as a real problem.
Preventing mental health issues requires investing in early intervention programs and services at the earliest signs of a problem. Studies show that many people who develop mental health disorders show symptoms by the age of 14. Waiting too long to take action to help a mental issue in your child can lead to crisis situations such as trouble with the law, dropping out of school, involvement with drugs, or suicide.
Many people live with mental health or addiction problems for their entire lives, never seeking support. Help your loved one overcome their illness and get their life back.
At CanAm Interventions, we are trained to support persons with addictions or complex mental health and trauma related intervention. We collaborate and consult with addiction physicians, psychologist, psychiatrist, nurse, lawyers, recovery coaches, and/or mental health clinician.
If you feel as if someone you care about has lost control of their lives due to a drug or alcohol addiction, let the CanAm Interventions team help you turn things around by empowering you to plan a coordinated intervention. Reach out today for the tools you need to get started.
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