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Notes 3-5 and 3-7

Notes 3-5 and 3-7 - Notes Intervention Cont'd*In the third...

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Notes 3/7/07 Intervention Cont’d * In the third stage, the professional therapist will be making notes on the behavior of the individual and will be making observations about the individual *they will explain back to the ACic the types of behaviors that they've been noticing and been told about *the therapist needs to be as clear and concise as possible when talking about this (this is what I see and hear,this is my opinion) and we think you need help *In the next step, the person will want to defend themselves and rationalize their behavior *DO NOT let the person rationalize their behavior--ex--"I only drink when.." or "I only drink if.."---don't let them talk their way out of it *One of the major goals of the intervention is to establish that the drinking is the source of the bulk of the problems in the ACics life *Next stage---once again, the person is still in denial---so then you bring others in to the picture *Show evidence of other people noticing the change in his/her life---in other words, other people see that the ACic has changed and that the ac has affected that person's life *You're keeping the fact that other people have the problem in the ACics face---they can't escape that fact *Next, the therapist should express some kind of hope to the patient---show what treatment is and what he should expect when he goes through treatment---the therapist still maintains that the treatment process will not be easy---but also emphasize improvement *Next, establish that in order for the ACic to recover, they will need outside help *Most ACics will need outside help (counseling, AA groups, etc.)---they can't go cold turkey *Finally, because every intervention is not successful---you leave the door open so that, if the person was not ready at the time to quit, they can come back *Letting the ACic know that it's not a one time thing, but that if they need to, they can come back *Whether or not intervention works depends on the level of crisis that they are at--also amount of leverage/pressure to go to treatment effects the success of the intervention *Even if you can convince someone that they have an AC problem, making the
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appropriate referral or getting them into a good program can still be very
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