March 3, 2020
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Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) is a type of behavioral intervention that introduces the client’s Concerned Significant Other (CSO) into therapy. A CSO can be a loved one that is concerned about the client’s using behavior. It is intended to provide an alternative to nagging, pleading, or threatening them into treatment. It teaches the CSO how to use behavioral tools to encourage the client to seek treatment.
Raymond Anderson (Ande) is the Director of Operations and Training at The Life Link and the Director of Training at Life Link Training Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico where he has worked since 1990. He is licensed in the State of New Mexico as an LPCC and LADAC. Raymond has degrees in Counseling, Theology, and Health and Human Services. He has been a public trainer for decades and currently trains in Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA), Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT), Motivational Interviewing (became a MINT trainer in 2002), Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR), and many other topics. He is the main trainer at The Life Link and trains agencies in best practices in the US and as far as Australia and New Zealand.