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Brief Counseling for Marijuana Dependence-Enhancing Motivation in Session 1 and 2

About the Course:

This course examines enhancing motivation and addressing the content of sessions 1 and 2. It includes: key concepts of motivational interviewing skills, characteristics of the States of Change Model, using motivational interviewing strategies, recognizing and addressing resistance, identifying discrepancy, motivational interviewing and skills training, reviewing the PFR, addressing the client’s readiness to proceed, summarize the PFR review, assist the client in preparing for change, helping the client identify specific change strategies, welcoming the supporter, examining the client’s recent experiences, examine client’s experience with supportive and unsupportive relationships, discuss ambivalence, and establish a change plan.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Brief Counseling for Marijuana Dependence-Enhancing Motivation in Session 1 and 2 created by SAMHSA in 2012.

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Course Creator

Stephen H. Crane MA

Recommended For:

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

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the components of the States of Change Model.

  2. Recognize motivational interviewing strategies.

  3. Summarize specific change strategies.

Course Material

This exam only covers section 5 of the booklet.

References begin on page 191.

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Course Number 102579
2 credit hours
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