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Association of Intervention Specialist Certification Board

Philosophy
Interventionists combine a distinct knowledge base with human service skills to deal with the unique attitudes and behaviors associated with the intervention of those suffering from addictions and other special situations. Knowledge and skill may be acquired through a combination of specialized training, education and supervised (mentored) work experiences. Interventionists help the individual, group and/or community to address physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual needs to facilitate and maintain a health-oriented lifestyle. Interventionists' clientele include individuals regardless of age, gender, group affiliation and/or perceived risk for problems. The AISCB supports ongoing research and technology and remains open to new techniques as they are proven to be workable and effective. The AISCB is committed to the professional growth of interventionists and to openness and enthusiasm about new information that allows interventionists to become more effective in their work.

Introduction

Interventionists fill a unique role among health and human service professionals. They work in a variety of settings, using a combination of strategies and recognizing the need to provide quality services to the public. The AISCB supports a voluntary credentialing system, including a registration process based on a combination of experience, education, training and supervised practical experience. The credentialing system identifies the functions, responsibilities, knowledge and skill required by interventionists. This Model is the basic document describing the rationale and competencies of the credentialing process. The AISCB recognizes that interventionists are educated in a wide range of disciplines, utilize many different approaches and techniques and bring to the field diverse personal and professional experiences. The credentialing system is designed to accommodate and evaluate interventionists with a wide range of academic preparation or professional training and orientation.

Definition

Interventionists combine a distinct knowledge base with human service skills and a Code of Ethics to deal with the unique attitudes and behaviors associated with conducting interventions in a wide range of disciplines. Knowledge and skill may be acquired through a combination of specialized training, education and supervised (mentored) work experiences. The AISCB recognizes that professionals in the intervention field perform different functions at different levels of accountability. To accommodate this diversity, credentialing is based on a classification system. Strong professional credentialing programs include:
A meaningful code of ethics and a disciplinary review mechanism.

A continuing education requirement.

Supervised (mentored) work experience.

All applicants must subscribe to the Board Registered Interventionist Code of Ethics and the jurisdiction of the AISCB in enforcement of the code.

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