Ken Seeley, CIP, CCMI–M, CTP-4, CATC
Ken Seeley has remained professionally and personally involved in recovery since his sobriety date of July 14, 1989. He applies his relevant experience and boundless enthusiasm to change the lives of people suffering from the disease of addiction – for individuals, their family, and their friends. Ken works with clients to realign family systems to support recovery through his work as the founder of Intervention 911 and Ken Seeley Rehab. Ken is featured on the Emmy Award-Winning, A&E television series Intervention since 2005. He is often asked to speak on addiction. He is often asked to speak on addiction at conferences, town halls, and on television. Ken is the author of “Face It and Fix It” published by Harper Collins in 2009. Ken was honored to present to the British Parliament about “Intervention and the Continuum of Care” to create lasting recovery for those suffering from this disease.
Ken is a Certified Case Manager Interventionist, Certified Intervention Professional, and Certified Trauma. Today, Ken still derives the greatest personal satisfaction from the hundreds of interventions he has conducted, organized, and facilitated through Intervention 911.
In 2007, Ken held one of the first trainings for interventionists in London and now conducts multiple trainings each year that focus on the development of intervention and case management skills. After years in the recovery industry, he realized that recovery is a process that takes time. People plagued by addiction and mental health issues do not stay sober with just an intervention and treatment; it’s all about the continuum of care and subsequent follow-up, just like any other illness. In 2008, Intervention 911 initiated a long term case management program, which supports the recovery process for individuals and their families who are impacted by addiction for one to five years. In 2011, Ken opened Ken Seeley Communities, a sober living community in Palm Springs, CA. In 2015, he opened an Intensive Out-Patient Program to create the seamless continuum of care to support the person suffering with an addiction. At that time he worked with The Joint Commission to create policies and procedures for case management in the behavioral health field. In 2016 Ken Seeley Communities was the first organization to become Joint Commission accredited for case managment. That same year, Ken worked closely with Breining Institute to create a new credential CCMI, Certified Case Manager Interventionist. In 2018, he added a licensed medical detox and residential care to the Ken Seeley family of treatment services. Ken and his team opened Mental Wellness KS in 2020, and it is the areas first dedicated, primary mental health inpatient facility in Coachella Valley.
Ken’s personal experience of addiction and recovery fuel his desire to impact others in similar situations. He has a full understanding of the addict’s behavior. His innate compassion for fellow addicts continually bolsters his ability to connect and communicate with addicts and their families. Ken has applied his personal struggle with addiction to the intervention equation. This is an asset that has become a valuable catalyst in Intervention 911’s and Ken Seeley Community’s impressive results.
Ken’s remarkable success rate has turned him into one of the most sought-after interventionists in the country. Doctors and healthcare professionals look to people like him to solve their patient’s addiction and mental health issues. His knowledge and unique perspective have also made him the #1 go-to expert on the subject of addiction and intervention with the media, where he’s a regular contributor for CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, FOX, ABC, and many others.
Tuesday October 27th
Lunch Plenary - Creating an integrated approach to family involvement in treatment through the use of intervention techniques
1.5 CE Credit
When a family sees their loved one willingly go to treatment, they are often left on the sidelines waiting to hear how their loved one is doing and struggling to understand what they can do to support their loved one. Treatment centers have long dropped the ball at integrating the family into treatment to help support the client and family experience. By incorporating intervention techniques and philosophy, treatment center can integrate families in a way that helps build lasting, long term recovery.