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Contingency Management: An Evidence-Based Treatment for Substance Use Disorders

Contingency Management: An Evidence-Based Treatment for Substance Use Disorders


Location: Georgetown Campus, South Seattle College
Gene J. Colin Education Hall Bldg C.
6737 Corson Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108
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From: March 6, 2020 at 9:00am to: 12:00pm

Trainer(s): Hang Ruan

Details: Substance use is a growing problem among veterans and military members. As an evidenced-based treatment, Contingency Management (CM) is the most efficacious psychosocial intervention for substance use disorders. However, implementation of CM in community clinical programs remains low, due to a range of factors, including limited understanding and misconceptions about CM. This course provides an introduction to this highly efficacious and effective intervention. This course reviews the behavioral principles underlying the foundations of CM, various CM protocols targeting abstinence from specific substances and/or other behavior change, CM clinical competencies, and program implementation challenges. Participants will also have an opportunity to gain experiential learning of CM through role plays, in which CM clinical competencies are demonstrated/practiced in diverse CM scenarios.

Objectives: Course Objectives: 1. Review the evidence base for Contingency Management (CM) as an efficacious treatment for substance use disorders. 2. Understand the behavioral principles on which CM is built 3. Discuss the structure of CM treatment protocols 4. Gain familiarity with CM clinical competencies 5. Gain experiential learning through CM role plays 6. Describe the various applications of CM in facilitating behavior change 7. Discuss the programmatic (administrative, clinical, and cultural) challenges and solutions to CM implementation

Cost: FREE

Parking: $3/day on campus (pay at the Kiosk in front of the Colin Education Hall)

Free CEs & Clock Hours: Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.
The Veterans Training Support Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. VTSC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.