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Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Abuse Treatment: Measuring Components of Client Motivation

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About the Course:

This TIP embraces a fundamentally different way to conceptualize motivation. In this approach, motivation is viewed as a dynamic and changeable state rather than a static trait. This TIP shows how clinicians can influence this change process by developing a therapeutic relationship, one that respects and builds on the client’s autonomy and, at the same time, makes the treatment counselor a participant in the change process. This course covers Chapter 8 only.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Abuse Treatment: Measuring Components of Client Motivation created by SAMHSA

Journal/Publisher:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Publication Date:

2006

Course Material Author

SAMHSA
_Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Abuse Treatment_ was published as Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 35 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

SAMHSA authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Course Creator

Max Schwanekamp

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about measuring components of client motivation. It is appropriate for all levels of participants' knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Identify the motivation for measuring self-efficacy and the most common instruments used to do so.
  2. Explain methods and tools used to measure a client's readiness to change.
  3. Define and discuss decisional balancing.
  4. Describe methods for measuring a client's motivation for using substances and his or her goals and values.

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Course Number 101234
  • 2 CE credit hours
  • NBCC: 1 CE credit hour

  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee $11.94
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