Course #210: Addiction Treatment
Specialized Therapist & Physician Training


            This four or five day professional training is for therapists or addiction counselors who want to use techniques that eliminate smoking, alcohol, cocaine, crack cocaine, and opiate addiction cravings in the majority of their clients. This approach also quickly eliminates active withdrawal symptoms. This is a radically new way of working with addictions, and uses state-of-the-art breakthroughs in understanding and eliminating the various causes of addictions. For detailed descriptions of the process and client testimonials to it, see our Clinical Project for Addiction webpage.

            This approach is very efficient: it takes about 4 to 6 hours to eliminate the symptoms of addiction craving in over 80% of the clients.


Who is this course for?
            This class is designed for therapy professionals who are already working in, or plan on working in, the field of addictions. There is support and mentoring after the class, to help the therapist use the techniques effectively and efficiently. In addition, there is advanced therapist backup from our clinics for therapists who are having problems meeting their client's goals.


Prerequisites
            Currently, this class requires an adequate background in trauma therapy. This can be done via course #120, or via other training in this field (with the instructor's agreement).


Therapist Guideline for 'Pay for Results' for Addictions
            The Institute sets a certain minimum standard for the 'pay for results' agreement that the therapist and client make together, as defined below. This is a minimum - the therapist and client can also make additional agreements and do more healing around other client addiction issues.

"Treated cravings are eliminated by the end of the first session and the result will last for a minimum of 30 days. ‘Pay for results’ is dependent upon the client returning for follow-up appointments at 2 weeks and thirty days after the initial treatment, as well as the client following and documenting all treatment plan stipulations. The following conditions also apply to the ‘pay for results’ agreement:

  1. Only applies to the treated cravings - lapses and relapses not covered.
  2. Only applies to cash clients (if used in an institute setting, the therapist does not call it an ISPS technique, since its use violates our 'pay for results' standards. Instead, the therapist goes 'low profile' with the work. However, it is far preferable to keep this stuff out of those settings because of this problem.)
  3. Only applies to the individual session that the technique was applied.
  4. Only applies to the specific craving treated.
  5. Therapists licensed in our techniques agree to 'charge for results' regardless of the techniques used. Obviously, this means that they need to use effective techniques or they are not likely to be financially successful.
  6. The client must attend follow-up sessions, after the initial treatment, at two weeks and thirty days intervals for ‘pay for result’ to be in effect.
  7. Clients who miss or cancel scheduled follow-up appointments, or drop out of treatment for any reason during the treatment period, forfeit any benefit provided by the ‘pay for results’ agreement.
  8. Any third party contracts supersede ‘pay for results’- (examples of but not limited to: private practices that have established contacts with third parties, insurance companies, state funding). We do not recommend these situations because of the moral problems involved. If settings like this are used, the ISPS branding is not stated, nor can other branding be put in place as a substitute.
  9. ‘Pay for results’ applies to all clients, regardless of the circumstances. However, on a practical basis, results will be poor if the payee is a family member or other entity that may be financially responsible for the clients’ account. At this point, the therapist must decide if they want to take on those clients, given the probability of failure increases. This can be compensated for to some degree by higher prices if the therapist chooses to proceed.
  10. The client must thoroughly document all treatment plan stipulations and aftercare recommendations for ‘pay for results’ to apply. There is a research form for every client."


Course Length
  • Two days in-class; with practicum afterwards

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Revision History
November 30, 2008. Added the section on therapist guideline for 'pay for results', and restricted the course to Institute certified or almost certified therapists.
January 16, 2007. Outline of the addictions training.