Ask The Expert: Dr. Cali Estes weighs in on The Addictions Academy’s most asked questions about Intervention training and Intervention certification

 

Can an intervention be done remotely? YES! A certified and trained professional interventionist can walk a family through the steps it takes to help get their loved one into treatment. A top interventionist can work via Telehealth and coach a family through the process.

What is the RAAD Model of professional intervention? The RAAD model is trademarked to The Addictions Academy and is a specific style of intervention that specializes in a quick turnaround. Most of the pre-intervention is done from your home or office prior to arrival at the family location. Then, once you arrive, the entire intervention should be under 5 hours. This style intertwines NLP, Motivational Interviewing, Positive Psychology and sales techniques, that help over come objections and create a smooth intervention process with a high closing rate.

Intervention

RAAD stands for:

Read the Client

Assess the situation

Anticipate the needs of the client

Direct the flow

How does an intervention work? An intervention has many moving parts and includes a pre set up call (or in the RAAD model several calls), allocating a location for addiction treatment, pre-certification of insurance benefits, creating love letters, and prepping for all objections. Then the interventionist arrives and disrupts the negative behavior of the client by offering options to handle the underlying issues and causes of the addiction.  The family may or may not be present and love letters read to the client. The client will be presented with two options in the case of the RAAD model, trash bag or suitcase (Dr. Cali Estes signature move) and objections overcome. A top interventionist will successfully get the client into treatment.

What is different about your intervention certification program? Our model is designed to be fast with the least amount of time onsite and the most amount of time doing the proper planning. We cover objections, create alternative solutions and want the professional intervention to be seamless and fast. Most styles of intervention used closed ended questions like “do you want to go to treatment’ or ‘will you accept this gift of treatment’.  At The Addictions Academy, we use open ended questions. “You can take the trash bag and be homeless or take the suitcase and go to addiction rehab, what would you like to do”?  We specialize in using sales closing techniques, NLP and Motivational Interviewing.

Can I learn how to do an intervention online? Yes! Our next professional intervention certification is April 16 and 17th and we have been teaching professional intervention via virtual classroom webinar since 2012.  It is our specialty. Check out https://theaddictionsacademy.com/therapy-professionals/recovery-courses-and-certificate-programs/intervention-training/ and learn how to get trained as a nationally certified intervention professional (NCIP) or a master interventionist in our advanced clinical intervention certification program (NCACIP).   Call our team at 1.800.706.0318 ext 2