Webinar hosted by the Western States Node in collaboration with the Northwest, Pacific Southwest, National Frontier, Rural, and Central Rockies ATTCs, September 18, 2012.
Denna Vandersloot, MEd (Northwest ATTC, WS Node).
This 90-minute webinar, sponsored by the CTN Western States Node in collaboration with the Northwest, Pacific Southwest, National Frontier, Rural, and Central Rockies ATTCs, provides information about the MIA:STEP Blending Team Product, including a description of the history of the NIDA/SAMHSA Blending Initiative and how and why the product, based on results from protocol CTN-0005 ("Motivational Interviewing (MI) to Improve Treatment Engagement and Outcome in Subjects Seeking Treatment for Substance Abuse"), was developed. It stresses the importance of adequate preparation of supervisors for monitoring and training their clinicians in MI strategies, it then presents an overview of the package and a discussion of its application to practice. Motivational interviewing has known effects on engagement and retention in controlled studies. It also has established efficacy in reducing substance use among alcohol and drug abusing clients.
The MIA:STEP package aims to help promote the use of motivational interviewing by providing tools useful to community providers. It uses a multi-media approach, with all the materials in the public domain and open for customization to each clinical treatment provider's specific needs.
The MIA:STEP Blending Team Product is available on the CTN Dissemination Library web site: http://ctndisseminationlibrary.org/display/146.htm. (Webinar, Video, English, 2012)
Keywords: Behavior therapy | Blending Team Products | Blending Team Product: MIA:STEP | Clinical supervision | Clinician information | Dissemination | Motivational interviewing (MI) | Training
Document No: 931
Submitted by Barbara Campbell, PhD, WS Node.