Based in Jackson, Mississippi, Brian O’Shea facilitates interventions in 20 states. O’Shea trained as an interventionist under Dr. Judith Landau, the leader of the Arise Intervention Network. He also credits Heather Hayes, Jim Cowser and Randee McGraw as mentors in his profession. He is a member of the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) and soon to be certified by the Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals (MAAP). He conducts interventions for families, as well as in executive settings. He is lead interventionist and sober coach at Caring Interventions, an intervention practice that serves the southeastern US; namely Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas.
O’Shea is a firm believer in the power of intervention because he credits his sister for helping him find recovery. The child and grandchild of alcoholics, he struggled with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders as a young man. In late 1986, he found himself sleeping on his mother’s couch and his sister, who then had about 90 days sober herself, slipped a AA pamphlet under his pillow. He has been sober since November 10, 1986.
O’Shea is trained in Motivational Interviewing (MI) and the Johnson model and certified in the Systemic Family and Arise models. He is also certified in Gorksi relapse prevention techniques. Being adept in these various methods, O’Shea utilizes parts of each in his personal intervention approach, depending on the situation and idividuals.
He begins with a pre-intervention consultation, in which to educate the interested parties and plan. He then has clients undertake a screening for co-occurring disorders, so that if there is a dual-diagnosis it may be taken into account when facilitating the intervention. In cases where clients choose to proceed into treatment he may even monitor their admission. Using the resources of Caring Interventions O’Shea is able to suggest a minimum of three clinically-appropriate treatment options, ranging in intensity from outpatient to inpatient, from which interested clients may choose and he provides transport to and from treatment.
Post-Intervention and Summary
With nearly 30 years sober, O’Shea brings empathy to clients during the entire intervention process. He helps with everything—planning and conducting the intervention and helping them choose the best care available according to their financial capabilities. He also puts together a two to five-year plan for the entire family and continues his consultations for a minimum of six months after the client’s intervention, if he or she enters treatment. Further Caring Interventions services include consulting, screenings and referrals. O’Shea has the training and experience to support clients in every phase of early recovery.
45 Eastbrooke St
Jackson, MS 39216
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