This is an evidence-based course on the Motivational Enhancement and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy intervention. This course utilizes volume two of the Cannabis Youth Treatment series.  A core curriculum in addiction studies for mental health and addiction professionals. Appropriate course selection for those seeking to meet addiction certification education requirements.

Developed by: Karen Albig Smith, LMFT, LCAS, MAC, CAP, SAP, SAE

Revised 2024

Description:  Module Two (12 CE Credits) utilizes Volume One of the CYT series: Motivational Enhancement Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adolescent Cannabis Users: 5 Sessions (SAMHSA/CSAT:  Marijuana use among teens occurs at a rate twice that of other drugs and exceeds even the rate of alcohol use. The rate of marijuana use at younger ages also exceeds these same rates for alcohol.  Marijuana potency has increased as much as 30 times since the 1970s.  This potent substance produces withdrawal symptoms, tolerance, and significant long-term negative consequences.  

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1.  Participants will be able to discuss the rationale for the five-session MET/CBT model.
2.  Participants will be able to utilize the five-session MET/CBT protocol.
3.  Participants will be able to discuss the key concepts of MET.
4.  Participants will be able to describe the five strategies of MET.
5.  Participants will be able to articulate the key concepts of CBT.
6.  Participants will be able to utilize CBT in teaching refusal skills.
7.  Participants will be able to utilize CBT in increasing positive activities and social network enhancement.
8.  Participants will be able to utilize CBT in planning for emergencies and coping with relapse.
9.  Participants will be able to describe common issues in CBT/MET treatment. 

CE Credits: 12

Hour One -Two:  Five-session MET/CBT model.
Hour Three - Four:  Five-session MET/CBT protocol.
Hour Five:  Key concepts of MET.
Hour Six - Seven:  Five strategies of MET.
Hour Eight:  Key concepts of CBT.
Hour Nine-Ten:  Session guidelines of CBT.
Hour Eleven:  Using CBT in teaching refusal skills, increasing positive activities and social network enhancement, planning for emergencies and coping with relapse.
Hour Twelve:  Common issues in treatment.

CE Broker#:  20-328822

Methods: Pre-test, study guide, posttest and evaluation, internet sources via URLs, Q&A by email.

Content Areas:  Adolescent Issues, Addictions, Helping relationship, Treatment knowledge, Counseling, Classes in a series.

Purpose: This evidence-based course prepares practitioners to provide a supplemental 5 session cognitive behavioral therapy intervention, the MET/CBT5 Intervention. 

Target Audience:  Social workers, marriage and family therapists, licensed professional counselors, mental health counselors, nurses, employee assistance professionals, addiction professionals, behavioral health technicians, and other allied professionals who may work with these populations.

Overview of the whole series:  Increasingly in substance abuse service delivery, assessment, intervention, and prevention supported by science are being required.  Evidence-based best practices permit increased efficacy, a better utilization of all resources and reduce recidivism.  This seven module series is provided to bring such science-based assessment, prevention, and intervention information to the substance abuse intervention specialist.  The text for this series is the Cannabis Youth Treatment Series:  Volume 1-6. (SAMHSA/CSAT: Please note that while the title of the treatment manual series pertains to cannabis abuse and dependency problems we assert that the practices described in these manuals constitute valid best practices for early intervention (prevention), outpatient and intensive outpatient intervention with youth who are abusing alcohol, and other drugs.  Youth who meet dependency criteria for alcohol, opiates, other habit-forming drugs, and cocaine will require a more intense level of care than the models described in this manual.

Module One provides an overview of prevention, assessment, and intervention in adolescent substance abuse prevention, outpatient, and intensive outpatient services.  Module Two presents a five-session model of combined Motivational Enhancement Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  Module Three presents a supplemental seven-session CBT treatment focusing on coping skills.  Module Four presents the Family Support Network approach.  Module Five describes the Community Reinforcement Approach, and Module Six describes Multidimensional Family Therapy.  Module Six presents the Multidimensional Family Therapy model.  Module Seven is due for release in 2014 entitled Brief Strategic Family Therapy for Adolescent Drug Abuse. Each of these approaches represents the culmination of years of challenging theory and practice to articulate and test models for intervening with youth.  Learners using the entire series will be well equipped to provide early intervention, outpatient, and intensive outpatient services to the substance abusing youth population.

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