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Educators Certified Counselor, Interventionist , CIP, I.C.A.D.C.
Linda's a Motivational Interviewing Instructor and her belief that change is possible is an important factor to succeeding in helping people consider the change argument. In conducting Interventions; she focus's her efforts on helping the clients stay motivated, and supporting clients' sense of self-efficacy. Linda’s commitment to excellence in Intervention best practice guides the service provision.
Over the years I have had the privilege of training thousands of Health and Social Service Providers across Canada in a Motivational Interviewing style of communication; I am also an Instructor and Program Advisor with Vancouver Community College Continuing Studies.
Linda is a Nationally Board Registered Interventionist and Addiction Specialist who has conducted hundreds of successful Interventions. Two decades of experience and a long standing member of the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation, as well as an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counsellor through the ICRC (I.C.A.D.C), and is also a Board Certified Intervention Professional (CIP/PCB) through the Pennsylvania Certification Board.
Linda got her start working in the Social Services Industry for over two decades and continued onto being one of the top Executive Management Leaders in the Addictions Health Care Industry in Canada also involved in many Provincial and National Strategies in Health Initiatives including the Council on Workplace Health and Wellness in which the building a Psychological Safe Workplace “practical approaches to Success” were implemented and the creation of the New National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the workplace.
In her own words:
Addiction is a multi faceted illness – including physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual aspects, and that all of these must be addressed. Linda's passion and drive is to help individuals and families heal from addiction. she approaches every client with the understanding that each person differs from the others.s People’s behaviors are shaped by their experiences, and each person is unique in this regard. Treatment is always individualized, as there is no such thing as one size fits all. Addicts and families are people in pain, and are doing whatever they can to make the hurt go away. In my interventions, I focus on connecting with their pain so that they are able to feel “heard” and understood. Only once that happens can the intervention be effective.
- Darren Galer
Darren Galer has an enthusiastic approach to change, combined with a sophisticated sense of insight. His approach is very comfortable and brings about a sense of ease. There are various techniques in which he offers insights to address the issues of emotional baggage, healing from abandonment, putting your past behind you, the trauma of being raised in an addictive family system and avoiding triggers that can lead you back into your addictive behaviour.
He has been trained by “the best” in Group Facilitation and has found a niche in working one on one with motivation and self-realization techniques. Due to his very approachable and inviting energy, he is often asked to speak or host events and conferences that address addiction in the family, the legacy of addiction, family roles, the recovery process, issues that affect recovery, relationships, shame, denial, and how to talk with children of any age about addiction and recovery.
He has been in countless TV interviews, news articles, and currently co-hosts Talk Recovery Radio Show on CFRO 100.5 FM in Vancouver. Darren is accredited through the International Certification of Alcohol and Drug Counsellors and works in one of the top residential treatment centres in North America.
- Dan G Devlin
Dan spent 20 years in the management in various businesses before using his own personal experience with recovery to coach people recovering from addictions. His coaching reflects his vast life experience.
He combines insight, intuition, and an ear for nuance with humour, joy, and deep respect for the human experience. He has the courage to strongly meet his clients in either their joy or pain. Many find his approachable manner soothing and at the same time remark that he asks a lot of them. His strong faith in his clients and his deeply grounded strength come from his personal experience with addiction, his education and training, and an inspired spiritual outlook.
His Philosophy of Care
- Dan believes in providing appropriate coaching for each client, referring him or her to others when a problem is beyond his level of skills or scope of practice.
- He believes that accurate assessment includes the willingness to see the dark as well as the light and to call things by their right name without judgment.
- Dan believes in practicing what he preaches and so is personally committed to life-long learning and maintaining habits of good health.
His Professional Ethics
As a professional coach, he has made certain commitments:
- Dan agrees to uphold the professional ethics of Recovery Coaching and to empower, inform, and offer choice to his clients.
- He agrees to maintain strict standards of client confidentiality.
- He agrees to cultivate and maintain appropriate boundaries.
- He will promptly refer clients to others when he cannot help them.
- Further, he agrees to listen to his conscience and his intuition, to speak the truth compassionately, to listen deeply, to honour differences of culture, race, spirituality and religion, sexual preference, and life style choices.
- He agrees to make all efforts to reconcile and resolve all conflicts no matter how small, and to work towards self-transformation while working with others.
- Michael Gabbani
Michael is currently completing his psychology degree and has a good understanding of Therapeutic Community model of recovery.
Michael prides himself on living what he talks and his ability to reach younger adults is incredible. Michael also shares with the people he helps that he has been the success story of an intervention and talks about how that saved his life. Michael's attributes include humour, self disclosure, communication, empathy, and most of all encouragement. As a recovery coach he promotes recovery by helping remove barriers and obstacles and acts as a personal guide and mentor for people seeking or already in recovery.
The nature and functions of recovery coaching vary from one individual to another. Generally, coaches assist peers with tasks such as setting recovery goals, developing recovery action plans, and solving problems directly related to recovery, including finding sober housing, making new friends, finding new uses of spare time, and improving one’s job skills.
The duration of the relationship between the two depends on a number of factors such as how much recovery time the peer has, how much other support the peer is receiving, or how quickly most pressing problems can be addressed.