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Contingency management treatment for substance use disorders-How far has it come, and where does it need to go

About the Course:

This course discusses contingency management in the behavioral treatment of substance use disorders. It includes a review of the literature, the efficacy of CM, concerns about CM, and next steps for wider implementation.

Publication Date:

Dec 2018

Course Material Authors

Nancy M. Petry, PhD

Dr. Petry was a psychologist known for her research on behavioral treatments for addictive disorders, behavioral pharmacology, impulsivity and compulsive gambling. She served as a member of the American Psychiatric Association Workgroup on Substance Use Disorders for the DSM-5 and chaired the Subcommittee on Non-Substance Behavioral Addictions. She has published multiple articles in peer reviewed journals.

Sheila M. Alessia, PhD

Dr. Alessia is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut. She is a research psychologist dedicated to developing, refining, and evaluating ways to improve substance use disorder treatment and her research focuses on contingency management therapy. She has published multiple articles in peer reviewed journals.

Todd A. Olmstead

Todd Olmstead is an associate professor of public affairs at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. He is the health economist on several large grants funded by the National Institutes of Health in the area of behavioral health and has been published in multiple peer reviewed journals.

Course Creator

L.A. Rankin

L.A. Rankin is a social worker with experience in many different settings with a variety of clients. She has worked with dementia and Alzheimers patients, dual diagnosis MH/MR, in a battered women’s shelter, and a rape crisis center. She also has 11 years of experience as a child protective social worker, where she earned certificates in domestic abuse/family violence and substance abuse.

Recommended For:

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

Course Objectives:

  1. Acknowledge the overall lack of use of CM as opposed to other less effective approaches.

  2. Summarize the efficacy of CM.

  3. Extrapolate the barriers to using CM

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Course Material

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Course Number 102838
1.5 credit hour
  • Online Article
Exam Fee: $10.46No exam fee with a Plus or Unlimited membership package!
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30 members have taken this course