Certified Intervention Professional (CIP) credential is for professionals who have the primary role of facilitation and participating in substance use interventions. Intervention professionals guide families, friends and others through an intervention process were the untreated addicted person is encouraged to accept help.

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The Intervention training information is designed for; Therapists, Admissions Counselors, Discharge Planners, Primary Therapists in Treatment, Detox Support Workers, Treatment Addiction Counselors, Sober Living Support Workers, Intensive Outpatient Treatment Providers, Medical Nurses, Physicians, Business Development Personnel and any other applicable field.All participants are required to answer questionnaire after each of the six modules as well as a final 15 question quiz at the end of the intervention skills training course to obtain your CanAm Intervention  Certificate.

Our goal is to educate, provide information to all participants at the training providing a head start on the professional path, gain knowledge and evidence-based practical skills to work as an interventionist.

We will provide information on how to become a certified interventionist in your state or country from PCB or other professional organizations.

Participants that complete the Interventions Training & Skills 101 (IT), six modules outlined in the Intervention Training & Skills workbook will be approved for up to 21 CEUs from CIP/PCB, CACCF and CCAPP and will receive a certificate from Can Am Interventions.

Participants may also search nationally for intervention credentialing organization to meet those requirements within Canada and the United States.

Can Am Interventions will provide a download manual and a PowerPoint presentation that outlines six modules with a focused-on evidence-based practice intervention approaches, addiction and behavioral health information. All modules are geared towards working as an interventionist and/or to start you on the path of becoming a professional.

Canada Intervention Training & Skills 101 workbook will offer valuable information and practical skill that can help any professional working in the healthcare arena.

Intervention Training Six Modules

Module 1– Introduction of Intervention Approaches:This module introduces intervention approaches that provide a clear understanding of the history, various approaches and practices of interventions work.

Module 2 – Practical Skills & Techniques for Interventions, Case Management and Recovery Services. This module introduces practical skills for intervention styles and approaches & Case Management skills, defining a clear action plan for the process and preparation of pre-and post-intervention work.

Module 3– Understanding Healthy & Unhealthy Family Systems and The Cycle of Addictive Behavior in Family Systems. This module introduces the patterns and traits of addiction & mental health within families & relationships, the importance of education and treatment for families and recovery resources.

Module 4 – Understanding the Disease Model and Complex Trauma & Mental Health Diagnoses. This module is designed to give participants information on drugs and alcoholism, complex mental health diagnoses and treatments for intervention cases.

Module 5 – Ethics and Confidentiality Laws for Interventions, HIPPA/working with treatment programs including Case Management and Recovery Services.This module addresses the importance of ethics and confidentiality and obtaining a professional organization to practice professional guidelines for interventions work.

Module 6 – Business Contracts, Professional Forms, Mock Intervention Cases, Private Practices and Business Development. This module will help participants to gain a clear understanding of the professional and business side of becoming a professional and certified interventionist.

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 Interventions Training & Skills 101. Patricia Pike, Nationally and Internationally Addiction Specialist & Intervention Professional. She is the CEO of Can Am Interventions & Interventions Canada, an approved educator from CACCF (Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation), CCAPP (California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals), and PCB (Pennsylvania Certification Board) that offers up to 21 continuing education credit hours as a prerequisite to start on the path of becoming a Certified Intervention Professional.

  • Continuing education hours means gaining skills to better enhance your knowledge to certified professionals or persons that are interested in providing direct or indirect patient care.
  • Approved providers are from professional organizations or private agencies or governmental agencies that  has approval of providing education hours to health care community.
  • Continuing education hours CEUs’ are required as scope of professional practices to maintain certifications, licensing or prerequisite for further educations or to become certified.
  • Interventions Skills & Training 101 (IT)/ Can Am Interventions offers a ,comprehensive practical 3-day intervention training & skills that will start you on the professional path of becoming a certified interventionist or to work with in the areas of case management or recovery consultant.

PCB – The Pennsylvania Certification Board is a private, non-profit corporation which offers voluntary credentialing to the substance abuse and other behavioral health professionals. PCB implements standards and testing for certification of addiction counselors, prevention specialists, clinical supervisors, case managers, criminal justice addictions, co-occurring disorders, auxiliary and intervention professionals and recovery specialists.

CACCF -Formerly the Addiction Intervention Association, the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF) was formed in 1985.

  • The CACCF is also an active member of the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC). The CACCF provides its counsellors with a quality, professional, credible and legal certification, offering personal pride and satisfaction. The CACCF promotes, certifies and monitors the competency of addiction specific counsellors in Canada using current and effective practices, which are internationally recognized. Canada Interventions Skills & Training 101 is approved through CACCF to provide 21 CEU’s education hours for recertification for CACCF/ towards ICADC or other addiction certifications.

CCAPP – California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals provides a forum and a unifying voice for practitioners and programs. As the state’s largest AOD advocate for programs, CCAPP serves as the vital link between government, consumers, program owners, and directors.

  • At CCAPP education is the key to competency and at the core of our mission. CCAPP identifies and qualifies education institutions; approves continuing education providers; and supports AOD education systems through research, grants, and test development.
  • Intervention Specialist: The Specialty Endorsement program is only available to Alcohol/Drug Certified Counselors (Level I/II) OR equivalent, Certified Clinical Supervisor, Certified Criminal Justice Addiction Professionals, and Certified Prevention Specialists.

NII – The Network of Independent Interventionists is an organization dedicated to support, educate, and provide resources to professionally independent interventionists, so that they can best serve those in need in the most professional and ethical manner.

  • As a group of Independent Interventionists, we strive to increase awareness, education, camaraderie, and professional support for one another while maintaining the highest ethical standards within the industry.

AIS – The Association of Intervention Specialists is a network of interventionists located throughout the country and abroad. Members guide families and friends, business executives, and others through the intervention process whereby a person addicted to alcohol and/or other drugs and compulsive behaviors is encouraged to accept help.

Full Member: – This is a voting category – A professional meeting the following criteria shall be considered a Practicing Interventionist eligible for Full membership in the Association.

Candidate Member: –  This is a non-voting category – A professional meeting the following criteria and abiding by the following guidelines shall be considered a Candidate member in the association after completing an application and paying dues.

Patricia M. Pike Addiction Recovery Specialist & Certified Interventionist – LAADC, CAADC II, I.C.A.D.C, CIP, & IC&RC


Patricia Pike, CEO of CanAm Interventions, Interventions Canada and Intervention Training.She is an International Interventionist and Addiction Recovery Specialist working in the chemical dependency field, supporting clients and their families wounded by addiction and its associated mental health disorders.

She is a highly effective Trauma-Informed and Family Systemic Interventionist with an extraordinary success rate of 92% for helping those in need of getting into treatment and recovery, as well as helping and facilitating the healing process for the identified addict’s families, friends, associates, and employers, and resolving the myriad complications and difficulties associated with addiction.

Ms. Pike was born in eastern Canada, she moved to Vancouver British Columbia with her family in her late teens, where her passion to help others and  her professional path started in 1992. her experience includes; working in downtown eastside of Vancouver BC, and throughout lower mainland of greater Vancouver, BC, Canada. Patricia moved to San Francisco in 2006 with her husband where she currently holds dual citizenship in both Canada and the U.S., she has private practices both in Vancouver, British Columbia and San Francisco, California Bay Area.

Patricia is a highly trained expert drawing from her professional skills with over 25 years of experience.Her education background includes; Licensed Advanced Alcohol Drug Counselor (LAADAC), Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICAADC), long standing member of the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation, Internationally Certified Alcohol & Drug Counsellor through the IC&RC (I.C.A.D.C), Board-Certified Intervention Professional (CIP/PCB) through the Pennsylvania Certification Board and is an Adult Educator Instructor providing CEUs’ through PCB, CACCF and CCAPP.

Adam Finley: Business Development and Certified Intervention Professional 


Adam Finley is certified Intervention Professional (CIP) and Business Development Professional with many years of experience of working in the field of addiction providing professional support to many people that are suffering with addiction and mental health issues. In his position, as an admissions representative at a drug and alcohol treatment center, he counseled families to help connect their loved ones with the appropriate drug and alcohol treatment program. Adam answered the phone anytime day or night to provide support to families in crisis. He also visited homes to facilitate family interventions to help motivate individuals to get to treatment.

Working closely with families before and after clients were admitted to treatment helping those establish healthy boundaries to ensure a client’s success during and after treatment. Adam continued working with the family system after graduation, with continued follow up during their aftercare to help coach individuals in the early days of sobriety.The natural progression of his work led him to Patricia Pike’s Can Am Intervention training, June 2018. To date Adam has completed over 16 successful interventions.

As a coach, he owns and operates a Crossfit program helping people in recovery establish healthier habits and connect to a new community.
Adam is passionate about helping addicts/alcoholics achieve sobriety, to watch families put back together, and to see the hope and freedom that comes from sobriety.

Adam holds a BA in Economics from Eastern Washington University and is currently attending Eastern to complete a Dual Master’s in Addiction Studies and Social Work. He is also veteran of the United States Coast Guard where he served from 1994-1997.

Jenny Jensen is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Chemical Dependency Professional


She received a Masters of Counseling Psychology degree from Northwest University in July 2017. Prior to this, she received a BA in Sociology from the University of Washington in 2015. Additionally, she completed certificate courses with a focus on Alcohol and Drug Counseling from Bellevue College.

Jenny is a passionate mental health therapist and chemical dependency professional with strong expertise in co-occurring disorders, family conflict and adjustment issues. She has experience working with individuals in a variety of treatment settings struggling with substance use, eating disorders and other mental health problems as well as working with their loved ones.

Ms. Jensen specialize in helping you identify your goals and will help keep you accountable. I am well-versed in utilizing Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral techniques and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to assist you with realigning your long-term goals with the present. DBT is particularly helpful with addressing maladaptive behaviors.

Howard. B Marlin: Master Education, Addiction Specialist and Certified Interventionist


Howie Marlin earned his M.Ed. from Cambridge College, licensed addiction specialist, Love First and Arise Network systems trained Certified Intervention Professional, with a private practice on Martha’s Vineyard, serving those in need throughout North America. He has worked in psychiatric hospitals, crisis intervention teams and has a un number of addiction programs in his career.

Mr. Marlin provides professional interventions for substance and process addictions, crisis counseling, life coaching, recovery coaching, family and couples therapy. I employ hypnosis along with cognitive behavioral therapies and various other new and innovative treatment modalities that lend themselves to restoring healthy routines, improved life practices, and helping reestablish rational lifestyle and behaviors.

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