Interventionist Training & Certification for Clinicians

June 24th – 29th, 2018 • Minneapolis, MN

Intervention training for clinicians



• Supervision of 3 interventions

• Custom curriculum workbooks

• Private sleeping room, plus breakfast, lunch and dinner, are included in tuition  

Train personally with best-selling authors  Jeff and Debra Jay to become a Love First Certified Clinical Interventionist.


Love First Certified Clinical Interventionist

The 5-day course covers every aspect of intervention: structured family intervention, executive-style intervention, workplace intervention, invitational-style / process intervention and other variations. You will learn how to individualize the intervention process to the needs of families and the addicted person, including working with dual diagnosis and special populations.


You will also learn how to build and market your own intervention practice, in a special workshop with Jeff Jay on Friday afternoon.


Active learning dominates the training experience. Participants engage in problem solving, analysis, evaluation, and team-based learning. The course includes case supervision of each participant’s first three interventions. Certification hours are compliant with NAADAC and others. The training is provided personally by Jeff Jay and Debra Jay.


Jeff and Debra Jay have developed curriculum workbooks specifically for this course. Additionally, all participants will receive clinical field materials, written by the Jays, to be used when doing actual interventions.


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Love First

$3,400.00 – All Inclusive Early Registration Discount

$3,900 after March 15th 2018

Trainings fill quickly.



Your tuition price includes:

  • 5-nights, room & board at The McIver Center at The Retreat in Minnesota
  • Welcome dinner with Jeff & Debra Jay
  • Case supervision of 3 interventions before December 15, 2018
  • Much more




“Hands down one of the best, most professional, ‘content rich’ trainings I have ever attended…a total joy and privilege to have spent time not just with Debra and Jeff, but the whole class!”

–Helen Parker, Ph.D., Sydney, Australia


“This was a fantastic training that included didactic, experiential, and interactive learning. What an incredibly caring and competent group I shared the experience with.  Thank you Debra and Jeff for your generosity of self and all the work that went into organizing it. Not only have I made new friends, but once again, saw the power of Love First in our clinical intervention work. Thank you!”

–Paige Stetson, MA, LPC, LMHC, clinical interventionist, Greenwich, CT


“I truly cannot speak highly enough about my experience with Jeff and Debra Jay and their clinical intervention training. The Jays have a passion and a working knowledge of interventions that I couldn’t begin to find elsewhere. The training was incredibly inclusive and well-paced. They were highly accessible as instructors and imparted their knowledge in a fun, warm and energetic environment.”

–Adam Crump, MA, LPC, LCDC, therapist, Fort Worth, TX



“The training I received from Love First was the best I have attended in 25 years as a counselor.  It was engaging, relevant and imminently useful. I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.”

–Jeff Henrich, LADC, Director of Men’s Treatment, Guest House, Rochester, MN


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 Requirements for certification

The Love First clinical interventionist training and certification is open to experienced clinicians and clergy only. We believe the job of an interventionist is an advanced position and not a job for beginners. In order to register for this training, a participant must meet the following requirements:

•Advanced degree in relevant field + addiction certification
•Bachelor’s degree in relevant field + 3-year certification (CAC, CAP or other)

AND in addition to either of the two requirements above:
•3 years full-time or 5 years part-time relavent experience
•Strong knowledge of 12-Step programs.


CLERGY, EAPs, and others with strong experience but fewer professional credentials will be considered.
Call us or email us with questions: 888-533-1312

Read our refund policy here.


For questions, contact Lori Forseth, clinical coordinator:


(outside the U.S., call 1-313-882-6921) • or email us


Helpful details, times, and dates for
planning your clinical intervention training

  • June 24th: Orientation at 5 PM, Welcome Dinner at 7 PM.
  • Classes are held on June 25–29, 2018.
  • Class time Monday-Thursday is: 8:45 am to 5:30pm.
  • Class time Friday is: 8:45am to 12:00 pm.
  • Optional session: “How to Build Your Private Practice,” with Jeff Jay, Friday, 1PM to 2:30 PM.
  • Each morning, before class, we have breakfast together in the dining room at 8:15am (included).
  • More details HERE




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