The effects of a mental health situation affect not only the person involved, but their loved ones as well. When this situation becomes out of hand, concerned and hurt loved ones should consider holding an intervention for their loved one. Common mental health situations that might warrant interventions include substance abuse, addiction, anger, violence, and disordered eating among others. When planning an intervention for a mental health situation, you should seek out a professional interventionist.
Why is a Professional Interventionist Necessary?
When a loved one’s mental health situation has become overwhelming, some people choose to plan an intervention on their own. However, it is important to understand that the services offered by trained interventionist are linked with greater success rates. By hiring a professional interventionist, those struggling from mental health situations are more likely to choose treatment.
Professional interventionists can help you to create realistic, manageable goals for the intervention. They provide an unbiased opinion of the most suitable treatment options. This ensures that your loved one’s best interest is in mind. From there, the trained interventionist can research local and distant treatment facilities and contact them to discuss the details of their provided services. They can then work with you to determine which treatment facility is most appropriate based on this information.
One of the most critical parts of the intervention process is conducting the meeting. A professional interventionist is best suited to lead the intervention. These professionals are trained and practiced in maintaining the flow of an intervention, so that the main points come across well. They are also trained in damage control, which is a useful skill during interventions.
Choosing a Professional Interventionist
When choosing a professional interventionist, there are many factors to consider. Most important is to look into which models of intervention the professional is trained in. Though interventionists are often trained in many models, they might have a preferred one. The most common intervention model used is the Johnson Model. Other popular types are crisis interventions and ARISE Model interventions.
Another factor to consider is the location of the interventionist. Many professional interventionists will only travel a certain distance, so this will narrow the number of interventionists available to you. This is also important to consider if budgeting is a concern because many professional interventionists charge their clients for travel fees. If you are conscious of lowering costs, you might narrow your search to local interventionists.
Contacting a Professional Interventionist
Many professional interventionists are found on the internet through personal or organizational websites. These websites often provide detailed information on the interventionist and how to contact him. Some interventionists might prefer to be contacted by telephone, while others prefer email. When contacting your chosen interventionist, you should have certain details. The date and location of the intervention is usually required before you can book an interventionist’s services. You should also be prepared to ask questions about the services the professional interventionist offers.