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Becoming A Certified ARISE® Interventionist (CAI)

ARISE® Certification

Becoming a Certified ARISE® Interventionist (CAI-I or CAI-II) is a 2-part process that includes:

  • Part I: Educational Intensive (see Course Schedule)
  • Part II: ARISE® Supervision

About Part I: Educational Intensive

Part I: Educational Intensive, provided by LINC Foundation, Inc., is a 3-day, onsite experiential intensive. These workshops are held three to four times each year throughout the US by ARISE® Network in partnership with our sponsoring organizations. This workshop is highly interactive and experiential. The Part I curriculum provides a theoretical overview of:

  • The origins of addiction
  • The relationship of trauma and loss to addiction, behavioral health and mental health issues
  • The role of families in recovery from addiction and mental health challenges
  • The 3 Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) approved intervention models, their history, and relevant data
  • ARISE® research and outcome data
  • Neurobiology and addiction
  • Professional ethics

This theory provides the framework for the experiential role playing components of the workshop, along with preparing trainees for their own practices. Part I participants are eligible for PCB-approved Continuing Education Hours.

Participants are welcome to take Part I as a workshop. However, participants are not considered or entitled to identify themselves as ARISE® Trained or ARISE® Certified until successful completion of Part II: ARISE® Supervision. Those who took the Part I workshop may choose to complete their CAI later by taking Part II: ARISE® Supervision. Because we are constantly updating the curriculum to stay current in the field, participants must start Part II within 2 years of completing Part I or they will be required to retake it.

Prerequisites: None

About Part II: ARISE® Supervision

Part II: ARISE® Supervision is a “mini-externship” in which interns test and hone their understanding of the theory and process introduced in Part I. During Supervision, interns practice the method of ARISE® Intervention and Continuing Care for the first time under the guidance of an experienced supervisor. ARISE® Supervision is essential for sufficiently implementing the ARISE® Intervention tools, as well as replicating the high rates of success that make ARISE® an Evidence-Based, Best Practice intervention. All ARISE® cases seen during your CAI training must be supervised by an ARISE® Supervisor.

There are two levels of CAI Certification:

  • Certified ARISE® Interventionist I (CAI-I): To become a CAI-I, you must complete one supervised case (may be an actual or hypothetical case) and a minimum of 12 group supervision calls to the satisfaction of your supervisor. Participants are not considered or entitled to denote themselves as ARISE® Trained or ARISE® Certified until completion of this step.
  • Certified ARISE® Interventionist II (CAI-II): To become a CAI-II, you must complete a second case (must be an actual case) well into Continuing Care to the satisfaction of your supervisor.

(Please note you have two years from the date of your training to complete your certification before you need to take an ARISE® refresher course. New information is continually being added to ARISE® trainings to reflect ongoing developments in the field.)

ARISE® Group and Individual Supervision

Following completion of Part I, ARISE® Supervision is conducted over the phone with an approved ARISE® Supervisor. ARISE® interns are responsible for generating their own intervention clients, although obtaining certification as CAI-I does not require completion of any live cases. We offer ARISE® supervision in two formats: group and individual supervision.

What happens in Group Supervision?

  • After you purchase Group Supervision for a period of 4 months, 6 months, or 12 months, you will be placed in a group with approximately 10 – 20 other interns.
  • You will also receive a welcome packet with several sample documents for use during your cases, including a Sample Contract, Sample Release of Information Form, and an initial letter to potential clients.
  • Once you have a case, you will submit weekly contact logs to record interactions and developments with the family.
  • Every group has a weekly, one-hour call to discuss their cases with the entire group and their supervisor. Interns can learn and brainstorm together as a group while receiving guidance and feedback from their supervisor.
  • Supervision does not include shadowing an experienced CAI or having a supervisor present during sessions with clients.

What happens in Individual Supervision?

  • Individual Supervision can be purchased by interns who would like to have one-on-one phone calls with their supervisor to discuss their cases. Hours can be purchased in 1-hour blocks and used in 15-minute increments.
  • Interns can utilize Individual Supervision in addition to or instead of Group Supervision.
  • Supervision does not include shadowing an experienced CAI or having a supervisor present during sessions with clients. However, this can be arranged through the ARISE® office for a fee.
  • Logistics and scheduling of Individual Supervision are coordinated by contacting the ARISE® Coordinator at:

Certified ARISE® Interventionists can also purchase group or individual supervision as needed for complex casework. Information about supervision pricing can be found here.


  1. Completion of Part I: Educational Intensive
  2. Proof of liability/malpractice insurance
  3. Proof of clinical licensure OR membership to a professional organization with a governing body of ethics (such as AIS)

CAI-I: Competencies and ARISE® Benefits

Required Competencies to Receive CAI-I Certification

In order to obtain your CAI-I, interns must show competency in the following areas of the ARISE® method to the satisfaction of your supervisor. The intern must show competency by completing one case (may be an actual or hypothetical case).

  • Coaching a concerned “First Caller” on mobilizing the family and support network
  • Inviting the addiction loved one to participate in the ARISE® process and overcoming resistance to participation
    Assessing for safety
  • Removing blame, shame, and guilt
  • Developing and using genograms
  • Defining intergenerational patterns, as well as understanding the role of intergenerational trauma, loss, and transition in families with addiction
  • Defining and using the Recovery Message
  • Conducting the ARISE® method at each level (First Call, Levels I – III, and Continuing Care)
  • Understanding of the ARISE® method as a process, not an event
  • Understanding the need for multidisciplinary professional collaboration, including treatment centers and families to establish an effective continuum of care
  • Practicing Continuing Care and Intervention ethically within the bounds of your existing credentialing and licensure

ARISE® Benefits

In return for being in good standing as a CAI-I, you will receive:

  • Use of the ARISE® logo on approved marketing materials, including business cards, websites, newsletters, etc.
  • Use of CAI designation on credential notations, business cards, and marketing materials
  • Use of the ARISE® Community Presentation PowerPoint upon request
  • Discounts on ARISE® merchandise
  • Discounted tuition for workshops, seminars and advanced trainings (including a discount on refresher Three-Day
  • Intervention & Continuing Care Workshops)
  • Active standing on the international CAI Listserv (international email discussion list where you can receive information and discounts on industry events/conferences, networking opportunities, support on cases, etc.)

After completing your CAI-I, you are eligible to continue, or recommence supervision, to work toward certification as a CAI-II.

CAI-II: Competencies and ARISE® Benefits

Required Competencies to Receive CAI-II Certification

In order to obtain your CAI-II, interns must show competency by working on an additional case (must be an actual case) that takes the family well into Continuing Care. You must show competency supporting families in the following areas of the ARISE® method to the satisfaction of your supervisor.

Family members:

  • Are ready to take over chairing Continuing Care meetings
  • Are sending out brief summaries of meetings
  • Are working effectively as a Family Board of Directors
  • Have shifted the focus from the Person of Concern to the entire family
  • Are participating in meetings at a consistent level and are working toward their own health and well-being

ARISE® Benefits

In return for being in good standing as a CAI-II, you will receive:

  • All of the benefits of being a CAI-I (above)
  • CAI-IIs are eligible to be invited to apply to become Independent Contractors in the ARISE® Network Service and are prioritized to receive referrals through ARISE® Network 24/7 Hotline
  • CAI IIs may charge a higher base price for referrals and may reach the highest percentage of the fee for ARISE® Network Service referrals
  • Access to the ARISE® CAI-II business card template upon request
  • CAI IIs receive a discounted rate of $200/hour for one-on-one consultations with our supervisors

Become an Independent Contractor with ARISE® Network Service

When families call the ARISE® hotline for an interventionist, we refer them to our independent contractors. The contractor we refer them to depends on the family’s location and budget, as well as the contractor’s expertise and level of experience. For detailed information about how to become an independent contractor with ARISE® Network Service, please email us at