Interventionists are all unique, but there are common practices that can be a roadmap for success. We are experts interventionists, and can help you become one too.
Mission Statement: Intervention Trainings mission statement is to inspire and educate healthcare professionals in the treatment community, to raise the bar of quality professionals addressing those struggling with addiction and complex mental health challenges.
Intervention Trainings is an American-Canadian leaders in interventionist training field focusing on excellence in intervention certification and the importance of business fundamentals.
Patricia Pike CEO of CanAm Interventions formed Intervention Trainings in 2014 to provide an environment where independent treatment professionals who regularly perform interventions can gain expertise and build professional relationships with treatment centers that support them and their clients.
Intervention Trainings was joined by Ed Storti in 2020, one of the first pioneers of the modern intervention field, and author of the best seller Crisis Intervention and “Heart to Heart: The Honorable Approach to Motivational Intervention.”
As a team both Patricia Pike and Ed Storti bring an international network of recovery treatment experts, with personalized service to each student through professional mentorship. They believe that standards, professionalism, business fundamentals and self-advocating are critical to practicing interventionists and those interested in becoming one. They both share a vision and desire to build upon the foundations of their work by bringing forward new training opportunities and support for interventionists.
What makes our training programs different?
We understand the interventionist’s skillset is a unique blend of professional training, business acumen and in some folks their own personal recovery, No two interventions are the same, and those that succeed in the field have a multi-faceted training and a keen sense of business. The delicate art of successfully intervening comes from a passion to help families and their loved ones through the hell of an actively destructive cycle, and providing a solution towards a healthier and productive functioning. That takes a variety of backgrounds, but there are common requirements that can be taught. Intervention Trainings is designed to acquire appropriate certification, establish sound business practices, build relationships in the field of recovery, and provide mentorship with like-minded peers.
Patricia M. Pike (Patti), CEO of CanAm Interventions, Certified Intervention and Addiction Specialist, is a trained expert with over 25 years of professional experience in the field of behavioral health treatment, specializing in addictions 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 and Drug Counselor (CADC-II), long standing member of the Canadian Addiction Counselor Association Federation, internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor through the IC&RC (I.C.A.A.D.C), Certified Intervention Professional (CIP), through the Pennsylvania Certification Board and Adult Instructor Diploma (AID).
Ms. Pike is passionate to support other professionals in the addiction and mental health field, she has facilitated intervention trainings both in Canada and the United States and have helped many professionals to become certified intervention professionals. Patricia is a member and sits on the board of the Association of Intervention Specialist (AIS) to support and raise the bar for professional interventionist. Patricia holds citizenship both in the United States and Canada which gives her a diverse professional perspective of working in both countries using evidence-best practices.
Ed Storti, BA, CADC-II, BRI
Certified Addiction Counselor & Intervention Professional, Mr. Storti, lecturer, author, and international Intervention Specialist, developed and refined his special method of addictive disease intervention, the Storti Model of Intervention, 41 years ago. The Storti Model reflects the highest quality of service. Ed is an International and California Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor and Board Registered Interventionist. He has choreographed thousands of interventions throughout the world. His authored books include Crisis Intervention: Acting Against Addiction (Crown Publishing Company, 1988) and Heart to Heart: The Honorable Approach to Motivational (Carlton Press, 1995, republished in 2001). Ed is also a contributing author of the book, Addiction Recovery Tools, Robert Holman Coombs, Editor, (published by Sage Publications, 2001). Ed devotes much of his time to education on the disease of addiction and the process of intervening and is a passionate advocate of the heart to heart model. Ed is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2009 Spirit Award from the Gooden Center, Pasadena, California; the 2011 Pillar of the Community Recognition Award from Sierra Tucson Treatment Center, Tucson, Arizona; the 2013 Joseph L. Galleta, M.D., Spirit of Recovery Award from Hemet Valley Recovery Center and Sage Retreat, Hemet, California; the 2016 Ken Schonlau Award For Outstanding Contribution To Sobriety from Share Center, Culver City, California.
I am the virtual emcee for the CanAm Intervention Trainings. Affectionately called “air traffic control” I do my best to keep our events on time and adhering to the carefully crafted schedule so that everyone has enough time. I get the pleasure of introducing all of our presenters as well as continued monitoring of the live chat to facilitate any questions that may be popping up so the presenter can stay focused.
I am there for any additional support needed for either the presenters, sponsors, or participants to ensure that everyone is having the best experience possible.
Bill Woodbury: Mr. Woodbury will be facilitating the Family System Intervention 102, Supervision Training. Mr. Woodbury is a CADC II and has worked in the field of chemical dependency since 1988. He has served in a variety of positions, including counselor, program director and interventionist as well as enjoys training future counselors and working as an equine assisted counselor.
Bill Woodbury is a CCAPP/CADCII and ICADC who has worked in the field of Chemical Dependency since 1988. He has held many different positions throughout the years, both in for profit as well as non-profit settings.