Motivation and Treatment Interventions

This program describes the process of moving an individual from assessment and diagnosis into treatment intervention. The course offers techniques for motivational interviewing and provides empirical support for various types of substance abuse treatment interventions.

Target audience:  Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, nurses

This program is designated as beginning to intermediate.

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, participants should be able to

  • Recognize barriers to treatment adherence and describe principles and practices of motivational interviewing.
  • Discuss the basic elements and principles of treatment planning and matching.
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  • Part 1: Treatment Adherence
  • Part 2: Motivational Interviewing
  • Part 3: Treatment Selection Processes
  • Part 4: Brief Interventions for At-Risk/Non-Dependent Drinkers
  • Part 5: BI in Nonspecialized Treatment Settings
  • Part 6: State of Knowledge Concerning Brief Intervention
  • Part 7: Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Part 8: Motivational Enhancement Therapy/Treatment Matching
  • Part 9: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Part 10: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy/Treatment Matching
  • Part 11: Relationship Enhancement Therapy
  • Part 12: Relationship Enhancement Therapy/Treatment Matching
  • Part 13: Maintaining Purity of Treatment Models
  • Part 14: A More Comprehensive Theory of Matching
  • Part 15: Pharmacological Interventions
  • Part 16: Future Directions and Conclusions
  • References
  • CE Test
  • Evaluation

This module on motivation and treatment is part of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Social Work Curriculum on Alcohol Use Disorders.

The primary author of this module is Allen Zweben, DSW, Professor, Helen Bader School of Social Welfare and Director of the Center for Addiction and Behavioral Health Research, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Isabel Ellis, MSW, Public Health Analyst, Health Sciences Education Branch, Office of Research Translation and Communications, NIAAA, NIH, was the project officer for this effort, and co-authored the modules on alcohol and intimate partner violence and alcohol and the family. She was also responsible for coordination and implementation of project development, pilot testing, and training for social work educators on the use of these curricular materials.

APA approved, Yo! At Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. At Health maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

At Health is an approved provider of the California Board of Behavior Sciences (PCE 3319). These courses meet the qualifications for continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

At Health is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN), Provider # CEP 15512.

California Licensed Vocational Nurses and California Psychiatric Technicians can take online courses by California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN) approved providers, such as At Health, to fulfill their CE requirements.

NBCC approved, Yo! At Health, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6719. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  At Health, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Programs are available for continuing education credit for social workers through the co-sponsorship of At Health, Inc., and Amedco, LLC.  Amedco, #1346, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Amedco maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 6/24/2016 to 6/24/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. The following recognize the ASWB program: AB, AK, AL, AR, AZ, BC, CA, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NH, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, and WY.  Participants must pass a posttest with a score of 80% or higher and complete an attendance/evaluation form in order to receive a certificate of completion/attendance. is an approved provider of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists, provider #908.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social work in Arkansas.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, master's level psychologists, licensed clinical psychotherapists, and alcohol and other drug abuse counselors in Kansas.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for mental health practice and for social work in Nebraska.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for psychologists, pastoral psychotherapists, clinical social workers, clinical mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and alcohol and drug abuse counselors in New Hampshire.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social workers, professional counselors, marital and family therapists, and clinical pastoral therapists in Tennessee. is approved as a continuing education provider by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) Provider #148460.

The above CE sponsorships are honored by many additional state boards of social work, marriage and family therapy, and licensed professional counseling. Some restrictions may apply. Check with your state board or certifying organization to find out if online courses or home study are accepted as part of your continuing education requirement for license renewal or re-certification, or call At Health at 888-284-3258 for information regarding CE approvals.

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