Pre-Treatment Program: Curriculum Guide: Motivational Interviewing.
Rocky Mountain Quality Improvement Center.
Published: July 2007
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Administration on Children, Youth, and Families Children's Bureau, 3rd Floor 330 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20201
Tel: 800.394.3366 703.385.7565
Sponsoring Organization: United States. Children's Bureau.
This comprehensive training curriculum was designed for addiction specialists and child welfare workers. At the end of this two-day training session, participants will be able to: 1. Discuss how addiction is a brain chemistry disease which can include a predisposition and how a biopsychosocial and spiritual approach is a part of both the disease and recovery process. 2. Describe how Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS) and neuroadaptation contribute to cravings and to the many challenges that clients have when attempting to eliminate their addictions. 3. List and describe the six Stages of Change (SOC). 4. Assess a client's initial and subsequent stage of change for a target behavior based on his/her actions and statements. 5. Describe the conceptual framework and guiding principles of MI and SOCRATES and discuss how the MI approach varies from a traditional substance abuse treatment approach. 6. Learn and practice specific skills to elicit change talk in clients and identify supplemental resources that encourage clients' change process. 7. Recognize and demonstrate reflective and strategic responses to resistance. (Author abstract modified)
drug addiction; interviews; child welfare services; substance abusing parents; drug treatment programs; client engagement