The Integrated Intervention Model
Integrated Intervention is the antithesis of the haphazard eclecticism that is currently pervasive in many mental health and behavior programs. The Integrated Intervention Model is a method for intelligently incorporating Behaviorism, Cognitive Behaviorism and Contextualism; the three strongest empirically supported theoretical approaches for supporting student and clients with social-emotional goals. It gives the provider a framework for thinking about interventions across these three well-validated approaches and guides the provider regarding how these approaches fit together and how best to intervene with students and clients. This model enables staff to individualize intervention strategies based upon a student’s specific environment and experiences (context) for the purpose of maximizing the effectiveness of the intervention. Because the Integrated Intervention Model combines the power of behavioral reinforcement and skill acquisition with the motivating power of relationship it generates a sustainable milieu that is effective, individualized, and meaningful to students and clients whether they are in a period of crisis or growth.