Brief Motivational Interviewing and Adolescent Alcohol Use

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About the Course:

These articles discuss the use of motivational interviewing (MI) as a treatment for adolescent alcohol use. One article focuses on MI’s impact of heavy drinking days and the other looks at MI and normative (NF) feedback and how they impact percent change talk (PCT).

Publication Date:

May 1, 2018 and June 1, 2017


Molly Magill, LICSW, PhD

Brown University, Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Providence, RI

Jordan P. Davis, MSW, PhD

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

Recommended For:

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

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify that alcohol use is a problem with adolescents and young adults.

  2. Acknowledge that young adults not in a 4 year college program are under represented in research, in spite of their increased risk for substance abuse.

  3. Extrapolate that MI is effective in this population, percentage of change talk is not a predictive tool for binge drinking, cannabis use and treatment engagement, and NF should not be used unless there is a certain percentage of change talk, as it increased substance use in some patients.

How Does Brief Motivational Intervention Change Heavy Drinking and Harm Among Underage Young Adult Drinkers?

Brief Motivational Interviewing and Normative Feedback for Adolescents: Change Language and Alcohol Use Outcomes

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Course Number: 102521
Credit Hours: 1.5cr
NBCC Credit Hours: 1.5cr
Exam Fee: $10.46
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Format: Online Article
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