The Central East ATTC and the Clinical Trials Network Mid-Atlantic Node are pleased to offer recordings of our Webinar Series on Motivational Incentives which was held in the spring of 2013. While it is recommended that you watch all 4 of the series, it is fine to start at any point.

"... amazing. I love this series"

DV, Clinical Supervisor

Session 1: Introduction to Incentives (March 20, 2013)

This first webinar introduced participants to a NIDA researched clinical tool, the evidence based practice of motivational incentives also known as contingency management. We begin with an overall discussion of incentives: why we use them, the principles on which they are based, what makes them powerful, and how you can get started in designing an incentive program. There was discussion of what defines an incentive, what makes a token or privilege motivating, and how to build on small successes toward larger and longer-term goals. We will discuss how to choose target behavior and how to identify the group(s) or person(s) to receive incentives. Common barriers to implementation will be discussed, and participants will receive resources for implementation, including information on the NIDA/SAMSHA Blending Products.

Evidence-Based Practices in Behavioral Health Treatment: Motivational Incentives Series - Session 1: Introduction to MI Click below to download the following handouts mentioned in the webinar:

Session 2: The Tic-Tac-Toe Board (April 10, 2013)

This second webinar introduced participants to the use of the tic-tac-toe board. Participants discovered how this simple tool can be extremely useful in case management and for breaking larger goals into to smaller, achievable steps. Participants learned how this method can use low-cost prizes that escalate with each "win"They also learned how to design their own tic-tac-toe board using target behaviors.

Evidence-Based Practices in Behavioral Health Treatment: Motivational Incentives Series - Session 2: The Tic-Tac-Toe Board  Click here to download the powerpoint of the webinar: Motivational Incentives Webinar 2 - The Tic Tac Toe Board powerpoint

Session 3: Voucher Systems and the Fishbowl Method (April 24, 2013)

This third webinar introduced to participants the Fishbowl Method. Originally conceived by Nancy Petry, this draw method with low-cost prizes was designed to take advantage of intermittent reinforcement to make incentives affordable to community programs. We discussed what makes this style so popular and how it is applicable in many different settings. We looked at a demonstration of a computer generated draw system, and learned how to make our own fishbowl. We discussed how to reset or escalate draws, and add bonuses.

Click here to download the powerpoint of the webinar: Motivational Incentives Webinar 3 - The Fishbowl Method

Session 4: Implementation Software and Other Practical implementation Tips (May 8, 2013)

This final webinar discussed the importance of data collection with tips for how this can be done. It demonstrated an implementation software program that can help you track patient progress, prize inventory, and trends. Participants brainstormed low cost resources for obtaining incentive prizes, and were encouraged to share ideas.