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CanAm Interventions 101

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

This training is beneficial to those working in the addiction, mental health, medical, legal and first responder fields. “Interventions 101” gives a broad overview of what is to be expected, introduces resources, and will guide you through how best to assist in the intervention process.

Our CanAm Interventions course will introduce you to key terms, concepts, and processes, and ultimately map out the national certification process for those aspiring to do interventions or be supportive team members.

Certified Intervention Professionals:

Certified Intervention Professionals guide families, friends, and anyone in the general public through an intervention process that is designed to culminate in the substance user being encouraged to accept the help that is being offered. Addiction is a matter of life or death, which makes being trained and specializing in this field a vital element of providing help. Doctors, lawyers, professors and most important occupations require certification.

Interventions are no different.

A Certified Intervention Professional is not a marketer or recruiter for a treatment facility; they are strictly a front-line specialist who has been hired by a family to engage their loved one and provide the desired results. We are hired to head up a recovery team that engages an individual and their family, and ultimately save lives.


Patricia Pike

With over 26 years in the industry, the CEO of CanAm Interventions brings her wealth of knowledge and plethora of experience with her each time she teaches the next generation of difference-makers. With a multitude of internationally recognized certifications to her name, including LAADAC, ICAADC, IC&RC, CIP, AIS, Mrs. Pike is an addiction specialist who knows how this sector works. She prides herself on integrity, results, clarity and providing value.

Adam Finley

A Certified Intervention Professional (CIP) and Business Development specialist, Adam has spent many years becoming an expert in the addiction field. Particularly adept at dealing with complicated cases involving both mental health and substance misuse, Adam is able to deliver a strong message and enlighten course participants on what to expect in an intervention, and how to then deal with it. He’ll talk about counselling, rehab admission processes and more.

Jenny Jensen

With a Masters of Counseling Psychology Degree from Northwest University completed in 2017, Jenny has also achieved a BA in Sociology from the University of Washington. With extensive Counseling training with a focus on Alcohol and Drug treatment, Jenny brings a passion for helping individuals struggling with mental health and chemical dependency. With expertise in co-occurring disorders, family conflict, and adjustment issues, she gives insight into difficult cases you’re bound to encounter.

Howard B. Marlin

A Masters level Addictions Counselor, Crisis Interventionist, Emergency Services Clinician and Addiction Interventionist, Howie earned his BA in Counseling Psychology from Stockton State and Master in Education from Cambridge College. With various Interventionist designations and a slew of industry association memberships, Howie brings a wealth of knowledge and lived experience to the table when instructing students on best practices and desirable outcomes.

The Curriculum

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