Training

When we train providers, we strive to:

  1. create enthusiasm for integrating the content into your work;
  2. promote the actual transfer of skills, including confidence in your ability to use them; and
  3. target capacity for sustainability in the use of the practice being adopted. 

Training methods include didactic, interactive exercises including “real-“ and role-plays, audio and video recordings, and discussion. Training for us includes:

  1. the exposure phase where you might attend a time-limited training;
  2. on-going coaching post-training including booster sessions via phone calls and face-to-face sessions;
  3. on-going supervision post-training via phone calls, face-to-face sessions, and review of digital session recordings; and
  4. certification in evidence based models.

Trainings offered include the following:

  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy/Cognitive Behavior Therapy for the Cannabis User, v. 1 and 2.
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Core Practice Elements for Co-Occurring Treatment for both Adults and Adolescents
  • Motivational Interviewing across a variety of settings and providers (treatment, criminal justice, child welfare, etc.)
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Adolescent Brain Development and Substance Use
  • Comprehensive Screening and Assessment Practices and Instruments
  • Family Engagement
  • Behavioral Parent Training
  • Contingency Management

Past and ongoing trainings:

  • Contracted by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) to provide national training, coaching, and certification on evidence based treatments for adolescents (MET/CBT 5, Co-occurring Disorders).
  • National Drug Court InstituteContracted by the National Drug Court Institute (NDCI) to provide national training, coaching, and certification on an evidence based practice, MET/CBT 5.
  • In addition, in 2009-2011 contracted by provincial agencies in Canada, as well as state agencies, community health services, and schools in Florida, New Mexico, New York, Vermont, Michigan, Ohio, and Missouri to provide training and clinical supervision on the implementation of evidence based treatments for adolescents. Training has included not only initial exposure but ongoing coaching sessions and certification as well.
  • Invited to present workshops to statewide conferences for juvenile justice and/or addiction conferences for Georgia, Oklahoma, Maine, Texas, and Vermont.