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Providing Live Supervision via Teleconferencing Improves Acquisition of Motivational Interviewing Skills After Workshop Attendance.

American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse 2007;33:163-168. [doi: 10.1080/00952990601091150]

Jennifer L. Smith, PhD (New York State Psychiatric Institute, LI Node), Paul C. Amrhein, PhD (Montclair State University, NJ), Adam C. Brooks, PhD (Montclair State University, NJ), Kenneth M. Carpenter, PhD (New York State Psychiatric Institute, LI Node), Deborah Levin, PsyD (New York State Psychiatric Institute, LI Node), Elizabeth A. Schreiber (New York State Psychiatric Institute, LI Node), Laura A. Travaglini (Montclair State University, NJ), Edward V. Nunes, MD (New York State Psychiatric Institute, LI Node).

Teleconferencing Supervision is a method for training community-based substance abuse clinicians in Motivational Interviewing (MI). In this CTN platform study, 13 clinicians recruited from 3 community treatment programs in the Long Island Node of the Clinical Trials Network attended a 2-day workshop and then received live supervision via telephone during 5 counseling sessions conducted at their community treatment facilities. Clinicians were assessed for skill level at post-workshop, at post-training, and 3 months later; learning was assessed using the MI Treatment Integrity instrument. All summary scores and therapist behavior frequency counts improved by post-training or by the 3 month follow-up, although some gains were not statistically significant. This study suggests that Teleconferencing Supervision may help facilitate the proficient use of MI community clinicians following workshop instruction. By enabling both clinicians and supervisors to participate from their respective home bases, it is hoped that the TCS model will be able to project training to a broader range of community treatment programs. (Article (Peer-Reviewed), PDF, English, 2007)

Keywords: Behavior therapy | Clinical supervision | Counselors | Community health services | CTN platform/ancillary study | CTP training | Motivational interviewing (MI) | Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity Instrument (MITI) | Teleconferencing Supervision (TCS) | Training | American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse (journal)

Document No: 224, PMID: 17366257

Submitted by CTN Dissemination Librarians, 8/8/2007.

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