Ken has remained involved professionally and personally in recovery since 1989. He applies his experience and boundless enthusiasm to help transform the lives of those who suffer from the disease of addiction. Ken has changed the lives of thousands of people through his work performing interventions and working with families. He is honored to have the privilege to educate millions of people through the television show Intervention on A&E.
Ken has been clean and sober since July 14, 1989, working full time in the recovery field since 2000. Today, Ken derives great personal satisfaction from the hundreds of interventions that he has conducted, organized, or facilitated through his company Intervention 911. Seeley’s best trait is his unique ability to work with the addicted individual and family to uncover what will motivate a person to choose recovery over the addiction. Supporting families in this process is his passion. By playing to the family strengths, he works with them to better understand how to enable long lasting recovery. Ken is often sought out to speak about addiction. Ken has been honored to speak before British Parliament about the importance of Intervention and “The 5 year Plan” for lasting recovery.
Working closely with largest behavioral health care accreditation company, The Joint Commission, Ken helped develop the first nationally accredited guidelines and standards for case management and interventions. His company Intervention911 became the first company in the country to become accredited for case management and intervention services. For the first time ever, this opens the door for the insurance reimbursement of these type services which are provided in an ethical and standardized manner.
Ken conducts trainings for professionals in the behavioral health field to become certified case managers and interventionists. These dynamic programs train professionals seeking to perform interventions and work with the support system surrounding an addict or alcoholic to provide long term, meaningful recovery. He has trained over 450 professionals in the U.S. and Europe on intervention strategies and techniques for building lasting recovery.
Today one of the more exciting things Ken has been able to achieve is working with the auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers to create an ethical business audit for treatment centers. Ken is a founding member of the Independent Coalition of Treatment Providers www.ICOTP.org . He led the way to develop these audits to help the public and insurance companies have confidence that substance abuse providers can and do hold themselves to a higher standard.
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