Motivational Interviewing to Reduce Substance Use in Adolescents with Psychiatric Comorbidity
This course is based upon material published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment and is available as an open access article.
Substance use among adolescents with one or more psychiatric disorders is a significant public health concern. In this study, 151 psychiatrically hospitalized adolescents, ages 13-17 with comorbid psychiatric and substance use disorders, were randomized to a two-session Motivational Interviewing intervention to reduce substance use plus treatment as usual (MI) vs. treatment as usual only (TAU). Results indicated that the MI group had a longer latency to first use of any substance following hospital discharge relative to TAU (36 days versus 11 days). Adolescents who received MI also reported less total use of substances and less use of marijuana during the first 6 months post-discharge, although this effect was not significant across 12 months. Finally, MI was associated with a significant reduction in rule-breaking behaviors at 6-month follow-up. Future directions are discussed, including means of extending effects beyond 6 months and dissemination of the intervention to community-based settings.
This course on reducing substance abuse in adolescents with psychiatric comorbidity is designed for social workers, professional counselors, psychologists, nurses, and substance abuse counselors, who do clinical work. This course is appropriate for beginning, intermediate, and advanced level practitioners who wish to increase their knowledge of how to reduce substance abuse in adolescents with psychiatric comorbidity. Psychologists and social workers can benefit by enhancing their clinical skill set using motivational interviewing by applying research-supported practices. The course material includes a literature review of interventions. It may also be useful for licensed clinicians who require clinical continuing education courses for license renewal.
The course is based on a journal article that includes research. It contains statistical analysis and data that some clinicians enjoy reading and others do not. A major benefit of reading research-based articles for continuing education is they provide practitioners with the latest findings in their field.
Authors: Brown, Abrantes, Minami, Prince, Bloom, Apodaca, Strong, Picotte, Monti, MacPherson, Matsko, Hunt
Learning Objectives: This course will provide the practitioner with detailed information regarding ways to reduce substance abuse in adolescents with psychiatric comorbidity. Specifically, a professional will:
- Describe how motivational interviews impact adolescent substance users with psychiatric disorders following their release from the hospital
- Explain the long-term effects of motivational interviewing on adolescent substance users
- Describe the effectiveness of motivational interviewing as an intervention for substance abuse in adolescents with comorbidity
Citation: Brown, R. A., Abrantes, A. M., Minami, H., Prince, M. A., Bloom, E. L., Apodaca, T. R., … & Matsko, S. V. (2015). Motivational interviewing to reduce substance use in adolescents with psychiatric comorbidity. Journal of substance abuse treatment, 59, 20-29.
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