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Brief Counseling for Marijuana Dependence: A Manual Treating Adults

About the Course:

This manual for Brief Marijuana Dependence Counseling (BMDC) is based on the research
protocol used by counselors in MTP. The manual provides guidelines for counselors, social workers,
and psychologists in both public and private settings who treat adults dependent on marijuana.
The 10 weekly one-on-one sessions in the BMDC manual offer examples of how a counselor can
help a client understand certain topics, keep his or her determination to change, learn new skills,
and access needed community supports

This course is based on the reading-based online, Brief Counseling for Marijuana Dependence: A Manual Treating Adults created by Karen L. Steinberg, PhD., Roger A Roffman, DSW , and Kathleen M. Carroll, PhD in 2012.

Publication Date:

2005, revised 2012

Course Material Authors

Karen L. Steinberg, PhD.

Karen L. Steinberg, PhD. has been a teaching assistant and researcher at State University of New York, Buffalo. She is currently an associate professor or psychiatry at UCONN Health.

Roger A Roffman, DSW

Dr. Roffman first joined the UW social work faculty in 1972. In the mid-1980s, he was the founding director of the Innovative Programs Research Group, an externally-funded research entity focusing on addiction, HIV/AIDS, and domestic violence. In October of 2009 he formally retired from the faculty, but has continued with the School on a part-time basis as a co-investigator on several studies at the IPRG.

Kathleen M. Carroll, PhD

Kathleen M. Carroll graduated summa cum laude from Duke University, received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 1988 from the University of Minnesota, and completed her pre-doctoral training at the Yale University School of Medicine’s Division of Substance Abuse, where she was promoted to Professor in 2002. She is Principal Investigator of the Center for Psychotherapy Development at Yale, NIDA’s only Center devoted to behavioral therapies research, and since 1999 she has been Principal Investigator of the New England Node of the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s Clinical Trials Network.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. To identify the progression of specific cognitive-behavioral techniques for life-skill building for treatment of clients with cannabis abuse

  2. To describe the benefits of each of the cognitive-behavioral techniques for relapse-prevention for cannabis abuse

  3. To identify research tenets underlying the strategies for life-skill building techniques

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

4.5 CE Credit hours

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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

4.5 CE Credit hours

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

4.5 CPD hours

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Course Material in PDF format

References begin on page 191.

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  • Reading-Based Online
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