Training Calendar




IIAR 2014 Workshops

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Family Meeting Approach Intervention Training

Phil Scherer, CAADC, PCGC, MISA II, CIP

Wednesday, February 19;Thursday, February 20;Friday, February 21 (on the campus of Unity Point Health - Proctor)

Wednesday, August 13; Thursday, August 14; Friday, August 15 (on the campus of Unity Point Health - Proctor)

Registration begins at 8:15am; Training begins at 8:30am-4:30pm

Refreshments provided, lunch on your own

Workshop costs $500.00


21 CEU’s (must attend all days)

This workshop will:

  • Describe the underlying philosophy and principles of the Family Meeting Approach to Intervention and how to utilize this approach to assist families in addressing issues related to Addiction and other problems impacting upon the family system
  • Review the Johnson, Systemic and the ARISE Models of Family Interventions
  • Increase familiarity for coaching “Concerned Other” through the process of developing a support system in order to facilitate the Intervention
  • Provide practical information in order to implement Intervention techniques within a clinician’s practice
  • Educate participants on becoming certified as an Interventionist
  • Address how to determine what Intervention approach or Model to use
  • Learn how to assess for “Safety Issues”
  • Provide Intervention techniques to address Process Addictions, such as gambling, food, sex, Internet, compulsive shopping/spending

Didactic lecture, video case vignettes, role-plays, and interactive group discussion will be utilized to facilitate the learning process.


About the speaker:

Phil Scherer is the Director for the Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery. Mr. Scherer is certified through the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association at the supervisor level. Mr. Scherer is a certified Problem and Compulsive Gambling Counselor as well as a Mental Illness and Substance Abuse II professional. Mr. Scherer is also certified through the American Compulsive Gambling Counselor Certification Board and the National Council on Problem Gambling as a counselor of problem gamblers. Mr. Scherer is a trained Certified Intervention Professional and a member of the Association of Intervention Specialists.

To register, download forms below or call: 1-800-522-3784



Problem and Compulsive Gambling: Counselor Training 2014

This training will consist of a 30-hour course delivered throughout a five-day series. It will provide participants with the requisite knowledge for the State of Illinois written certification exam for counselors of  problem and compulsive gambling. It also meets the coursework   requirements for the national gambling certification. At the end of this workshop, participants will have developed a strong clinical base for compulsive gambling issues as well as cultural competencies and client-centered treatment for compulsive gamblers and their families. Training participants will be visiting the local casino as part of the training.

Presented by the Staff of the Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery

Workshop cost: $600.00 (must attend all 5 days)

Dates of Workshop: Wednesday, February 26; Thursday, February 27; Friday, February 28; Monday, March 3; Tuesday, March 4

CEUs: 30 (must attend all five days)

Registration begins at 8:15am. Training begins promptly at 8:30am-4:30pm

Location: Unity Point Health - Proctor; Peoria, IL; Professional Building

Refreshments provided, lunch on your own

To register, download forms below or call: 1-800-522-3784


Registration Form