Certified Raising the Bottoms Interventionist

The first step in becoming a Certified Raising the Bottoms Interventionist TM (CRTBI) is to complete a comprehensive two-day training program designed to provide a theoretical framework of the three-phase intervention model and experiential opportunities to develop skills for practical application of the assessment and intervention tasks.  The training will provide the candidate with a clear framework for raising the bottoms of the intervention team members, the addict and the treatment process as well as strategies for expanding the depth and market share of the services.

The candidate who completes the entire certification training course will be eligible to apply for mentorship with a RTB Trainer to secure consultation for at least one post-training intervention in which the candidate has assumed the leadership or co-leadership responsibility for.  Select candidates who have completed the training can take an alternative path to complete the mentorship requirement if pre-approved by the RTB Trainer.  If you are unsure of the path that you can take, be sure to check with the trainer at the conclusion of the two-day training.

Additional clinical consultation services are available for purchase that will provide the interventionist with support needed for future interventions.  If needed personalized training and mentorship is available to expand the scope of the CRTBI’s intervention service to address addictive disorders outside his or her area of expertise.


About the Trainers

The co-creators of Raising the Bottoms: A Three-phase Intervention Model© bring their collective professional experience of treating addicts and their families to the training supported by their personal commitment to recovery and use of the model in their own families.  Candidates will benefit from their vast clinical practice wisdom of over 75 years and over 500 successful interventions.

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The Ideal Candidate for Certification

The ideal candidate will be a licensed addiction treatment provider but anyone with a working knowledge of addictive disorders and abstinence-based treatment strategies can effectively use the model provided that he or she obtains professional support to adequately assess and respond to the needs of all the participants in the intervention process.

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Benefits to Becoming Certified

The therapist who is trained to be an interventionist will be able to:

  • increase the breadth and depth of services offered and increase market share
  • add a significant revenue stream to the clinical practice through provision of intervention services ($2500 – $10,000) per intervention agreement
  • increase billable therapy hours while working to address the therapeutic needs of IT members involved in the assessment and training process
  • contract intervention services to treatment centers for additional revenue and build a network of cross referrals

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Alternative Mentorship Route

If you have been offered the opportunity to submit a Mock Intervention Packet as an alternative to being mentored through an actual intervention you facilitate or co-facilitate, you are required to submit a Mock Intervention Packet for review by a designated RTB Trainer.  If your packet is approved, you will have satisfied the Mentorship requirement.  Your final Mock Intervention Packet will become the property of LCCS and could be used during future trainings or publications for which you will be given written credit but have no financial reimbursement and no authority over how it will be used.

You are free to collaborate with other candidates who have completed the training course and are approved for this alternative mentorship path.

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Mock Intervention Packet ©

  1. The mock intervention packet must be designed around an addictive disorder that you are confident in representing and include:
    • a minimum of five CIT members
    • short CIT Profiles like the ones you received during the training
    • an IP Assessment Kit completed by each member of the CIT
    • the CRTBI Composite Analysis/Planning forms for the IP Assessment Kit
    • an CIT Self-Assessment Kit completed by each member of the CIT
    • the CIT Self-Assessment Kit — CRTBI Composite Analysis Planning Grid
    • an outline of the Addictive Disorder/IP Specific Education Program to present to the CIT
    • a one-page description of what was covered in the debriefing of the IP and the CIT following the successful intervention
  2. The Mock Intervention Packet should be submitted in a Word compatible paginated document and include a notation of identities of the contributing authors.
  3. The review process may require that you supply revisions that include your changes.

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