Online Course » Motivation and Treatment Interventions

Course Description:
This program describes the process of moving an individual from assessment and diagnosis into treatment intervention. The course offers techniques for motivational interviewing and provides empirical support for various types of substance abuse treatment interventions.
Course Objective:
Upon completing this program, participants should be able to:
  • Recognize barriers to treatment adherence;
  • Describe principles and practices of motivational interviewing; and
  • Discuss the basic elements and principles of treatment matching.
Author Bio:
This module on motivation and treatment is adapted from National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Social Work Curriculum on Alcohol Use Disorders. The primary author of this module is Allen Zweben, DSW, Professor, Helen Bader School of Social Welfare and Director of the Center for Addiction and Behavioral Health Research, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Isabel Ellis, MSW, Public Health Analyst, Health Sciences Education Branch, Office of Research Translation and Communications, NIAAA, NIH, was the project officer for this effort, and co-authored the modules on alcohol and intimate partner violence and alcohol and the family. She was also responsible for coordination and implementation of project development, pilot testing, and training for social work educators on the use of these curricular materials.
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