Home Study Details

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$ 15.00
Program Objectives :
1. Attendees will identify 3 new perspectives on addiction treatment.
2. Attendees will be able to describe the SOC approach.
3. Attendees will describe 3 brief motivational interventions.
4. Attendees will be able to explain Motivational Interviewing as a counseling style.
5. Attendees will be able to describe the Precontemplation Stage.
6. Attendees will be able to describe the Contemplation Stage.
7. Attendees will be able to describe the Preparation Stage.
8. Attendees will be able to describe the Action Stage.
9. Attendees will be able to describe the Maintenance Stage.
10. Attendees will explain how motivational approaches can be integrated in SUD treatment settings.

Motivation for change is a key component in addressing substance misuse. This Home Study Course reflects a fundamental rethinking of the concept of motivation as a dynamic process, not a static client trait. Motivation relates to the probability that a person will enter into, continue, and adhere to a specific change strategy.
Although much progress has been made in identifying people who misuse substances and who have substance use disorders (SUDs) as well as in using science-informed interventions such as motivational counseling approaches to treat them, the United States still faces many SUD challenges.

Millions of people in the United States with SUDs are not receiving treatment. Many are not seeking treatment because their motivation to change their substance use behaviors is low.

The motivation-enhancing approaches and strategies this home study course describes can increase participation and retention in SUD treatment and positive treatment outcomes.

This home study course shows how SUD treatment counselors can influence positive behavior change by developing a therapeutic relationship that respects and builds on the client’s autonomy. Through motivational enhancement, counselors become partners in the client’s change process.

This home study course also describes different motivational interventions counselors can apply to all the stages in the Stages of Change (SOC) model related to substance misuse and recovery from addiction.
A consensus panel developed this home study course content based on a review of the literature and on panel members’ extensive experience in the field of addiction treatment. Other professionals also generously contributed their time and commitment to this project.

Accredited by: Webinarceclasses
Target Audience:
Marriage and Family Therapist Mental Health Counselor Psychiatrist Psychologist Social Worker Educator Nurse Physician
Instructional Level: Introductory
Home Study ID: 1241