Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Use Disorder Treatment

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This education course is covers SAMHSAs TIP 35: Enhancing Motivation for Change updated in 2019. This covers covers up to date evidence on motivation-enhancing approaches and strategies. It describes how substance use treatment providers can use these approaches and strategies to increase participation and retention in treatment. This education covers the Counseling Service and Treatment Planning skills of the Eight Counselor Skill Groups ascribed by NAADAC and NCC AP.

Learning ObjectivesUpon completion of this education course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify the evidence based practices used to enhance motivation for change in substance use treatment;
  2. Describe the benefits in treatment for enhancing motivation for change;
  3. Demonstrate knowledge methods to increase retention in treatment;                                                                                            
  • Professional Care Providers



AuthorSubstance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Use Disorder Treatment. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series No. 35. SAMHSA Publication No. PEP19-02-01-003. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2019.

Exam written by: Tamika Lett, PhD Human Services, NCAC II, CSAC, CCTP, QMHP A/C