Interventions: All Diagnoses

When an individual is unable or refuses to address a pattern of unhealthy behavior, family members, advisors or employers may reach a point where they require professional help to facilitate a conversation. Interventions can be used for a wide array of diagnoses to achieve the desired outcomes (e.g., inpatient treatment, outpatient supports or behavioral change).  Interventions comprise of the following steps:

  • Determination of type of intervention that best fits the situation (e.g.  ARISE, an invitational model or the Johnson Model, a surprise model)
  • Selection of an appropriate interventionist or intervention team, with expertise in the particular diagnosis of the individual
  • Preparatory discussions with family members, employers or advisors about points of leverage and what boundaries can be set if the individual declines the support offered

Pre-intervention planning:

  • Identification of residential or outpatient services to be offered
  • Discussion of who will participate
  • Review of intervention letters (if appropriate)
  • Coordination of logistics (e.g., transport to the facility)
  • Intervention rehearsal with interventionist and participants


  • If client agrees, OPG team can provide transport to the facility or facilitate the plan for outpatient services
  • If client declines, OPG interventionist or a member of intervention team offers follow up coaching to the family