David Cohen LCSW
A professionally facilitated intervention may be right for you if:
You have tried to communicate your concerns but behaviors persist.
You are too enmeshed or emotionally charged to effectively communicate your concerns.
Family members are geographically dispersed.
You need help navigating community and financial resources.
The Family Meeting
An orchestrated attempt by family and friends to get someone you love to seek professional help with an addiction or other mental illness
Begins with the first call and includes all preparatory work for the intervention
Development of the intervention network: Selection of who will participate and rationale behind inviting each person.
The intervention network session(s): the necessary follow-up sessions to prepare for the intervention and address questions and concerns.
Letter writing instructions, intervention technique and selection of possible treatment centers will be discussed.
Day/Time/Location decided in Pre-Planning
A properly orchestrated intervention to start the healing process and get your loved one the help they need. Through the loving testimonials of friends, family, and the people who care, the individual is shown the detrimental impact of their behavior on themselves and on those around them and is offered the chance to get into treatment.
On going support:
This phase begins immediately upon entry into treatment and covers treatment coordination, aftercare services, and ongoing support for the network for up to six months.
I will collaborate with the treatment team in assisting with aftercare recommendations and re-integration planning. I will assist and advice on determining local resources including self-help meetings; and address any questions related to ongoing treatment and other recovery related issues; relapse prevention; and emergency meetings if relapse occurs.
We will continue to meet weekly as an intervention network as we shift the focus on family recovery addressing issues such as anger, codependency and fear.