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TIP 35: Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Abuse Treatment Chapter 1 and 2

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This summary of TIP 35 is to assist healthcare professionals and administrators understand motivation in substance abuse treatment services. Based on a fundamental rethinking of the concept of motivation, this brief summary includes research findings on motivation and resistance related to substance users. It also provides specific guidance for recognizing stages in the change process and delivering appropriate service levels. Key words: Motivation, transtheoretical models, stages-of-change, substance abuse, treatment

This course is based on the reading-based online article, TIP 35: Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Abuse Treatment Chapter 1 and 2 created by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

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SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

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

Course Objectives:

  1. Compare old and current ideas about motivation in substance abuse treatment.

  2. Describe the role of the client and the clinician in the development and maintenance of motivation for change.

  3. Evaluate stages of change and related interventions for effective treatment.

Course Material

The test only covers Chapter 1 and 2 of this TIP.

Course Material

This editor's note updates this information in the TIP.

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Course Number 102556
2.75 credit hours
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  • Reading-Based Online
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