http://www.nysed.gov/coms/op001/opsc2a?profcd=73&plicno=020876&namechk=GAR Oh, what a tangled web! They started by telling me I wasn’t being forced into AA, and through a snowball of lies ended up denying that this guy was dead or that he wrote the book on how to force people into AA. It wasn’t until the state police got involved that NYS Office … Continue reading NYS Finally Closes LCSW License for ARISE Intervention Creator James Garrett
Judith Landau The ARISE method misrepresents itself. It IS about coercion. It is an extended Johnson intervention that ‘gradually escalates’ with ‘serious consequences’ for not entering 12-step treatment. The contracts in the book Invitational Intervention involve immediate inpatient rehab if any drug is used, mandatory drug tests, and ‘natural consequences’ (which are not actually natural … Continue reading The ARISE Intervention by Judith Landau – My review
Full story here Hi Kelly, I was looking around ARISE’s website again today, and wanted to touch base on some other concerns I now have. Although it was beyond great that the 12 Step reference was removed from the Intervention Page, I am concerned that this may be misleading. On this page for Information for … Continue reading Another Email to ARISE Interventionist’s Website
Something’s not quite right here… Here’s another ‘testimonial’ from a happy customer of a sponsor of the ARISE Intervention network, which was created by my own personal interventionist, James Garrett of Albany New York.
This Invitational Intervention (ARISE) basically attempts to solve the treatment industry’s problem of families not being comfortable with the coercion and civil liberties violations of a traditional Johnson intervention (to get more people into treatment which is $$$), instead of the real problem: that the expensive ‘religious’ treatment doesn’t work and is often counterproductive and … Continue reading Book on ARISE 12-step coercion by Judith Landau and James Garrett
Name: Juliet Abram I’m interested in: General Inquiry If general inquiry, please specify.: I have a few quick questions. On this page: https://premo-castelli.squarespace.com/arise-intervention/ Shouldn’t ARISE also include SMART Recovery, SOS, LifeRing, Women for Sobriety, Moderation Management, HAMS or some other supports instead of just the 12 Step programs? If ARISE can help 61% stay clean … Continue reading Questions for ARISE Interventionists
The ARISE Intervention! He must get kickbacks or something. (here’s a link about getting paid for fake drug tests)..telling people’s friends/family/therapists they need to extort someone into expensive rehab treatments and that they will fall prey to the ‘disease’ if they don’t go to treatment. I went around that block a few times… By the … Continue reading The ARISE Intervention: The “Leverage” and “Consequences” Technique of 12-Step Coercion (AKA Extortion)
After I got my records from James Garrett, in the hope to speak to Jenness Clairmont, Clinical Director of Samaritan Counseling, about it (she told me she’d speak to me after I got those records)…minutes later, while I was driving home from James Garrett’s office, I got a call from her saying that ‘your clinical … Continue reading “Your Clinical Relationship with Samaritan Counseling has Ended”
UPDATE (2018) James Garrett has been recorded as DECEASED by NYS Office of Professions. ARISE Network and NYS Office of Professions still suggest that it may be a case of ‘mistaken identity’. Samaritan Counseling and NYS Office of Professional Discipline have not acknowledged Garrett’s Class A Misdemeanor conviction in 2014. The state police must have … Continue reading NYS Office of Professions does not consider well-established knowledge of death to be reliable
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timesunion-albany/obituary.aspx?pid=186101057 suggests that James A Garrett of Averill Park died July 11,2017. The obituary says that he “start[ed] multiple successful businesses in the addiction and recovery field and helping countless people better their lives through counselling and creation of new recovery pathways” I have only found one James Garrett LCSW on the NYS Office of … Continue reading How can New York State not know whether their licensed providers are alive or not?