Are there evidence based interventions for older adults?
In a second chapter on the intervention, the research base supporting the use of the specific approach with older adults is reviewed and analyzed. In addition, the distinct issues, such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse/misuse, behavioral health challenges, and insomnia, for which evidence exists are highlighted.
What is the role of an intervention counselor?
The first thing an intervention counselor does is help prepare the family for the intervention itself. It’s commonly believed that an intervention is for the addict or alcoholic, but addressing the family is equally important, and their needs come first in the process.
How can a professional addiction interventionist help your family?
A professional interventionist ideally seeks to achieve the substance user accepting help. At the same time, a primary goal of the interventionist should be to help the family heal, regardless of the substance user’s decision.
What is the role of an intervention team?
If the interventionist is gaining ground, the process moves forward until an acceptance of help occurs. If the substance user digs in his or her heels, the intervention team regroups and consults with the family. Two outcomes are possible: the loved one either accepts or declines the help.
How are evidence based interventions used in ESEA?
Some ESEA programs encourage the use of “evidence-based” interventions and others require the use of “evidence-based” interventions that meet higher levels of evidence. This guidance was developed to assist schools selected for School Support to choose and implement evidence-based interventions that improve student outcomes.
Where is the evidence for evidence based therapies?
When they use the term “evidence based,” it is often with an implicit wink and a nod and the unspoken message: “Manualized treatment is Science. Psychodynamic treatment is superstition .” Some explanation is in order, since this is not how things are usually portrayed in textbooks or university classrooms.
Is there evidence that treatment manuals improve outcomes?
The finding is not surprising, since treatment manuals do not improve outcomes (read my blog about this) and therapists in the real world naturally adapt their approaches to the needs of individual patients. Their practice methods also evolve over time as they learn through hard-won experience what is helpful to patients and what isn’t.