2021.1.6 and 2021.1.8 | 1:30p.m. to 4p.m. | Contingency Management Principles | 5.5 Contact Hours
Offered over the Zoom Platform | $20 | Register Here
Contingency management (CM) is an effective behavioral intervention that provides tangible reinforcement when target behaviors are completed and objectively verified. A large body of literature supports CM’s use for the treatment of persons with substance use disorders (SUDs). For example, a meta-analysis of psychological treatments for SUDs found that contingency management had the largest effect size (Dutra et al., 2008) and a recent comprehensive review highlights its diverse applications (Rash, Stitzer, & Weinstock, 2017). Many applications of CM in treating SUDs focus on abstinence, providing monetary rewards or prizes when clients provide objective evidence of abstinence from drugs (e.g., urine samples). Contingency management has also been adapted successfully to reinforce other behaviors, including treatment attendance, medication adherence, and treatment-related activities (e.g., submitting job applications, attending medical appointments). Despite this strong empirical foundation, CM has only been widely disseminated within large self-contained healthcare systems, namely the Veterans Affairs.
In this workshop, we will review the application of CM to promote positive behavior change in substance use disorder treatment settings. Attendees will learn how to design and implement an effective CM program. Specifically, we will describe 1) the theoretical underpinnings and supporting empirical literature, 2) different types of CM programs (i.e., voucher, prize), 3) effective design features, 4) most common deviations from evidence-based protocols and how to avoid them, 5) common barriers, and 6) strategies for designing your own protocol.
You will learn:
- To describe CM’s foundational principles and the supporting empirical literature
- To list differences in types of CM programs
- To describe effective features of CM Interventions and reinforcement schedules.
- To list common deviations from evidence-based protocols and how to avoid them.
About the Presenter
Carla J. Rash Ph.D. Carla Rash earned her doctorate in clinical psychology at Louisiana State University in 2007. She completed a National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) postdoctoral research fellowship at UConn Health with Dr. Petry. Read more
- 5 contact hours .5 independent study for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and behavioral health professionals
- 5 contact hours .5 independent study Category I contact hours for Psychologists are provided. CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.
- 5 contact hours .5 independent study for CHES. CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
- 5 contact hours .5 independent study pending for alcohol and drug counselors from the board of alcohol and drug counselors
This five hour webinar is offered in two consecutive 2.5 hour sessions with a 30 minute independent study. Attendance at both sessions is required. Partial credit will not be awarded. Completion of an electronic evaluation is required to receive a certificate of contact hours.