Promoting Awareness of Motivational Incentives

Part I: Promoting Awareness of Motivational Incentives (PAMI)

Research has shown that motivational incentive programs that use low-cost reinforcement (prizes, vouchers, clinic privileges, etc.), delivered in conjunction with on-site urine screening promotes higher rates of treatment retention and abstinence from drug abuse. This training is based on the positive research outcomes and lessons learned from the NIDA Clinical Trials Network (CTN) study, Motivational Incentives for Enhanced Drug Abuse Recovery (MIEDER). The tools contained in this training are designed to build awareness of motivational incentives as a research-based adjunct to therapeutic strategy within the addiction treatment field. This training includes reviews of history and research pertaining to motivational incentives; provides suggestions for overcoming barriers to implementing motivational incentives; and offers an array of supporting materials and documents with practical applications.

Part II:PAMI Training for South Dakota Criminal Justice Initiative Providers

This training is in response to the South Dakota Criminal Justice Motivational Incentive Workgroup focusing on the implementation of a statewide motivational incentives intervention for the Criminal Justice Initiative Program. Motivational Incentive programs can enhance treatment outcomes and facilitate client recovery. This training will focus on understanding the results of NIDA’s Clinical Trials Network (CTN) study that used low-cost incentives to increase patient motivation for treatment and recovery, identify key behavioral terms, definitions and principles underlying successful Motivational Incentive programs. Additionally, the training will provide a step by step implementation based on the statewide plan including identifying set target behavior, choice of target population, choice of incentives, incentive magnitude, frequency of distribution, timing of incentive and duration of intervention. There will be hands on group work on how to implement this program in your agency, monitor fidelity and problem-solve when issues arise in implementation.

Presenter: Mark Disselkoen, LCSW, LADC is a Project Manager at the Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT) located at the University of Nevada, Reno.  He is an LCSW and LADC and has worked in the field of substance use and mental health treatment for over 20 years.  He oversees certification and training/technical assistance contracts in Nevada and facilitates trainings for the National Rural and Frontier ATTC and NIDA Blending Initiatives.

Certificate info and hours

Part I has been approved for 1 contact hour through the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC). Certificates indicating the number of contact hours earned are issued upon submission and successful completion of the post-test (80% or higher score).  

Part II has been approved for 1 contact hour through the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC). Certificates indicating the number of contact hours earned are issued upon submission and successful completion of the post-test (80% or higher score). 

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