Professional Interventions 101 Training Course


CanAm Interventions Professional Interventions 101 Training Courses is an three day orientation focusing on the principles, philosophies, and basics behind the most popular intervention disciplines utilized today.

Our Interventions 101 Training Courses are beneficial for 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 how best to assist in the intervention process.

Interventions 101 course work introduces terms and concepts, and then lays out the steps necessary to achieve national certification, for those aspiring to become a certified intervention professional or assist as 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 professional 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.

At CanAm Interventions, Ms. Pike provides supervision to intern interventionists to support their continued certified intervention professional application through the Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) . She has witnessed many intervention participants that have attended CanAm Intervention 101 Training Courses develop a private practices business and achieve great success internationally.


Who is an Interventionist?


A Certified Intervention Professional is a highly trained specialist who has specific training & skills in the areas of addictions and/or mental health diagnoses. A Certified Intervention Professional provides support services to clients, often family and friends, with the action of intervening on the individual affected by substance abuse disorders and/or mental health challenges.

An intervention is a lifesaving mission whereby loving family members and concerned friends or employers are educated about addictions and mental health, led by a trained addiction and/or mental health professional and/or Certified Intervention Professional.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) as many as 6-10 persons are suffering with either addictions and/or mental health diagnoses.


Education Professional Affiliations: 


Certified Intervention Professional/Pennsylvania Certification Board

Licensed Advanced Alcohol Drug Counselor/ California

Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor II / California

International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium

International Certified Addiction Counselor/Canada

Adult Instructor Diploma (AID)/Simon Fraser Extended Program, BC, Canada

Education Provider/National Association for Alcoholism Drug Counselors

Education Provider/Canadian Addiction Counselors Certification Federations

Association of Intervention Specialists/Professional Affiliations (Board Member)

The Network of Independent Interventionists/Professional Affiliations


Get trained in intervention skills & learn how to work with families and gain the steps to become a Certified Intervention Professional by attending a three day (virtual) intervention training



CanAm Interventions Mission Statement

Patricia M. Pike, Founder and CEO of CanAm Interventions, has a mission to enrich, inspire and educate the health care professionals in the treatment community as well as to raise the bar for the quality treatment for those struggling with addiction and complex mental health challenges.


 Interventions 101 Training Courses

Interventions 101 Training Courses are three-day orientation focusing on the principles, philosophies, and basics behind the most popular intervention disciplines utilized today.

Our Interventions 101 Training Courses are beneficial for 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, how best to assist in the intervention process as well as introduces resources and associations.

Interventions 101 course work introduces terms and concepts and then lays out the steps necessary to achieve national certification for those aspiring to become a Certified Intervention Professional or assist as supportive team members.

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




My name is Marvin Cavanagh, I am the Executive Director of Changing Addictive Attitudes Recovery Society, also am an International Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor, with 20 years substance misuse counseling experience. I attended CanAm Intervention Training course in 2017. Patti Pike from the start to the end and after exhibited professionalism, also much support. What I personally left with was many new insights, approaches and techniques towards becoming a proficient interventionist

Executive Director: Marvin Cavanagh, ICADC, CCAC, North Vancouver, BC, Canada 2017

CanAm Interventions facilitated an three day intervention training at Together We Can Treatment Program in Vancouver, BC, Canada November 2017. I had the honor of taking the CANAM Interventions Training and Skills 101 Certificate course with Patti in Vancouver last year. I say honor because Patti’s knowledge, experience and professionalism made it one of the most useful courses I have ever attended. Patti’s intensive program prepared me to confidently and successfully run an intervention. I am grateful that I have been able to expand my skills and can offer families more help to start their healing process. Thanks Patti!!!

Vancouver, BC, Canada 2017

Patti’s intervention training was professional and informative. Many other Interventionist Trainers really do not tend to the needs of their students without some kind of fee but I witnessed first hand how Patti truly cares for the work being done in the field and her willingness to mentor individuals for the good of the entire industry.I highly recommend her intervention training to those who really want to hone their skills and gain not only a wonderful mentor, but friend and colleague for life. Evan & Eric

Burbank California June 2018

I had the honor of taking the CanAm Intervention Training and Skills 101 course with Patti in Vancouver, BC, 2017.I say honor because Patti’s knowledge, experience and professionalism made it one of the most useful courses I have ever attended. Patti’s intensive course prepared me to confident and successfully facilitating interventions services. I have now launch private intervention practice in Vancouver, BC, Canada . I am very grateful to Patti and her professional mentorship so I could expand my skills to offer families professional support and start their healing process.

Vancouver, BC Canada, 2018 ,

Professional Interventions 101 Training Courses is an three day orientation focusing on the principles, philosophies, and basics behind the most popular intervention disciplines utilized today.



Interventions 101 Training modules were designed to prepare professionals with steps of becoming Certified Intervention Professional!



  • Addiction counselors
  • Interventionist
  • Psychotherapist
  • Lawyers
  • Admission workers
  • Family case management workers
  • Addiction doctors
  • Treatment providers
  • Social workers
  • College students
  • Earn CEU’s for Re-certification
  • Recovery coach workers
  • Recovery transport persons
  • Professional consultant
  • Medical personnel staff
  • Health care workers
  • Business development persons

What is an Intervention? A positive confrontation facilitated by a Certified Intervention Professional educating and guiding family and friends on how to communicate with their loved ones struggling with addictions and/or mental health challenges, with the goal of the individual accepting professional treatment. The Interventionist will guide the entire intervention process, advocating for the family, friends, and the individual struggling with addictions and/or mental health challenges.

  • Interventions address the destructiveness of addictions and the negative effects on relationships with individuals struggling with addictions by exposing the truth in a loving way.
  • It is important for family members and friends to understand the cycle of addiction, enabling, and codependency, and become aware of the roles you play in the individual’s addictions and/or mental health challenges.
  • Family/friends can learn to set healthy boundaries. It is vitally important to stop enabling or engaging in the individual’s crisis, feeling sorry and/or responsible for their choices.

An intervention is an unconditionally loving, non-judgmental, and factual confrontation directed by a professional interventionist in which friends and relatives perform a great act of love!

An addiction intervention is a lifesaving mission whereby loving family member and concerned friends or employers are educated about addictions and mental health, led by a trained addiction interventionist for helping a loved one, providing them with an opportunity for recovery.

  • directed by a certified intervention professional
  • confrontation from family and friends guided by a professional
  • interventions are a great act of unconditional love
  • interventions provide education on addiction and mental health – and other related topics
  • to education family and intervention team on the process of recovery
  • provide education on recovery skills, recovery resources for the family and intervention team

What is the goal of an intervention? To gently knock down the walls of delusion and denial convincing your loved one that there is a problem, and that recovery is possible. Interventions are not only for individuals struggling with addictions and/or mental health challenges, but interventions are also for the family and/or friends too.

  • break down the cycle of denial for the (IP) and whole family
  • educating (IP) on recovery and treatment

 What is the objective of an intervention? To educate and engage with family, friends and the individual struggling with addictions and/or mental health challenges, facilitated by a certified intervention professional, with the goal of the individual (and family/friends) accepting professional treatment. If the individual struggling with addictions and/or mental health challenges does not agree to accept help, the family/friends will ultimately gain the necessary education on addictions and/or mental health challenges as well as learn new approaches to respond to the individual’s addictive personality/behaviors.

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