Providing live supervision via teleconferencing improves acquisition of motivational interviewing skills after workshop attendance

Jennifer L. Smith, Paul C. Amrhein, Adam C. Brooks, Kenneth M. Carpenter, Deborah Levin, Elizabeth A. Schreiber, Laura A. Travaglini, Edward V. Nunes

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Abstract

Teleconferencing Supervision is a method for training community-based substance abuse clinicians in Motivational Interviewing (MI). Following a 2-day workshop, 13 clinicians received live supervision via telephone during 5 counseling sessions conducted at their community treatment facilities. Clinicians were assessed for skill level at post-workshop, at post-training, and 3 months later; learning was assessed using the MI Treatment Integrity instrument. All summary scores and therapist behavior frequency counts improved by post-training or by the 3 month follow-up, although some gains were not statistically significant. Teleconferencing Supervision may help facilitate the proficient use of MI community clinicians following workshop instruction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-168
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2007

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