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FAMILY SYSTEMIC MODEL
FAMILY SYSTEMIC MODEL:
The Family Systemic Model intervention is an invitational approach. The Family Systemic Intervention approach is focused on family involvement with the treatment process rather than focusing solely on the person with a substance abuse problem. This is also called the Invitational "Family Systemic Intervention Model" because it invites the entire family together with the addicted individual to attend the intervention. This model is based on the idea that if the system changes, every individual within the system will also change, including the addict (Systems Theory).
THE INVITATIONAL APPROACH:
The invitational approach is designed to be a non-confrontational and non-judgmental form of intervention. The ultimate goal of the Family Systemic Model is the entire family will become motivated to seek treatment for themselves and to teach and educate the family healthy traits and empowerment of healing. The workshop is conducted and each family member learns about their different treatment options. These may include addiction or co-dependency treatment, among others. The interventionist usually maintains contact with the family for up to a year, following up either in person or via telephone.
JOHNSON MODEL INTERVENTIONS:
The "Surprise Approach" Johnson Model Intervention was created by Dr. Vern Johnson in the 1970s. More than 80 percent of people with addictions fail to look for treatment options that could help, according to an article in the journal, Trends in Cognitive Sciences.
For some of these people, denial is to blame for this addiction complacency. They may believe deep down inside, that they're not really addicted at all and that everyone around them is simply exaggerating the scope of the problem.
Talking to someone who is deep in denial like this can be frustrating, and many families find that simple discussions about the addiction are futile, as the person simply will not admit that anything is amiss. It's as though a wall stands between the person and the truth, and the family might come to feel as though a big shock is needed in order to break that wall down.
A three-year study completed on 397 Storti Model cases (roughly 12 percent of all Storti interventions) showed that 95% of patients go into treatment immediately after the intervention. Even among the 5% who do not immediately accept treatment, 80% accepted treatment within a few months to a few years of the intervention, often soon after the intervention. So many patients choose to accept help because Mr. Storti’s method is inspirational, motivational and honorable.
The deep intensity of caring for individuals, united to support one member, is the main ingredient of the intervention approach using these motivational interviewing techniques.