528 Implementing Five Session Motivational Enhancement Therapy/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MET/CBT5): An Evidence Based Brief Approach

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The Addiction Technology Transfer Center of New England, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) in colaboration with the Brown University Distance Learning Program, is offering a credited, on-line course on motivational enhancement and cognitive behavioral therapy.

This course will provide an overview of the SAMHSA/CSAT Motivational Enhancement Therapy – Cognitive Behavior Therapy 5 sessions (MET/CBT 5) manualized brief treatment manual. MET/CBT 5 is an Evidence Based adolescent treatment Practice which was adopted from well known adult treatment protocols. Basic concepts of Motivational Enhancement and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy will be covered to give the student the foundation needed to implement the MET/CBT 5 protocol. The MET/CBT 5 sessions will be covered in detail giving practical examples and implementation experiences.


John Thompson, MA, CDP, is currently a Clinical Supervisor at ESD 113 – True North Student Assistance & Treatment Services a large adolescent outpatient treatment program in Washington State. He is a MET/CBT 5, Effective Adolescent Treatment, CSAT national consultant/trainer and a national GAIN trainer. John is an instructor in the Chemical Dependency Professional Institute through Tacoma Community College. John obtained a Masters of Arts Degree in Psychology/Mental Health Counseling from Chapman University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology/Mental Health Counseling from Western Washington University. He is a Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor in the State of Washington. . He began working in the field of Chemical Dependency treatment in 1989. John has worked as a therapist in a diverse breadth of settings including school based programs, juvenile institutions, street outreach, inpatient & outpatient AOD treatment facilities.

Course Objectives

  • Apply Motivational Enhancement Therapy in a brief treatment model.
  • Practice Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in a brief treatment model.
  • Briefly discuss the CSAT Cannabis Youth Treatment (CYT) research study and the effective adolescent treatment (EAT) expansion grant in relation to the MET/CBT 5 protocol.
  • Review the MET/CBT 5 SAMHSA/CSAT protocol & manual.
  • Apply the MET/CBT 5 manual with adolescents who have substance abuse issues.

Course Requirements

This is a five-week course, beginning on February 14, 2011. Requirements are:

  • Required on-line reading (one hour per week)
  • Completion of pre and post test
  • Completion of weekly homework assignments (one hour per week)
  • Participation in the weekly course forum
  • Completion of an on-line course evaluation

*Please note that there are no real time events associated with this course. Lessons will be posted on the class home page on Tuesday and responses are due the following Monday. With the exception of the first weeks lesson which will be posted Monday with the responses due the following Monday. Assignments can be accessed at the participant’s convenience.

A full refund is available up until February 22, 2011 after which there will be no refunds.


$60.00 Certification

  • This five-week course, which begins on February 14, 2011, has been approved by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) for 10 educational credits. It is being provided by the Brown Distance Learning program, which is accredited as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider (#000151).
  • This course is approved by the Connecticut Certification Board (CCB) for 10 Category 1 continuing education for Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors (CADC’s). The CCB is an IC&RC affiliate.
  • The New York State OASAS does accept distance learning CEUs provided by institutions of higher learning for individuals pursuing or renewing a CASAC, CPP or CPS.

$80.00 Certification

  • This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (provider # 886514487) for 10 continuing education contact hours.

*Combined certificates are available upon request.

Certificates will be mailed within two weeks to participants in the program for its duration who submit all required materials.

Please contact your local certification board to verify reciprocity or acceptance of Brown Distance Learning contact hours.

To participate, you must have:

  • An E-mail address and the capacity to retrieve and send E-mail;
  • Access to World Wide Web (the following programs provide WWW access: Firefox, Safari, and Microsoft Explorer)
  • Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher is the preferred browser for Brown DLP online courses
  • The ability to navigate the World Wide Web
  • A basic understanding of how to use a computer and send and receive email


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 14, 2011 or when the course limit is reached.

To register for this course please log into your account or create your account then log into your account and click the Enroll in a New Course link at the bottom of your account page. On the Enrollment page select ‘528 MET/CBT 5 Sessions’ using the pull down menu and click on the enroll button. Having enrolled into the course you will be prompted for payment. You may make your payment online or by regular mail. To view payment information please use the payment policies.

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