Back to event listing

New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association - New England Region 1: Designing Contingency Management with Fidelity

10:30am - April 15, 2021
New England ATTC
Registration Deadline:
Need more information?
Contact us at NewEnglandATTC@brown.edu

This training was developed in response to a need identified in the New Hampshire Drug Court system. Contingency Management (CM) is an effective behavioral intervention that provides tangible reinforcement when target behaviors are completed and objectively verified. Many applications of CM in treating SUDs focus on abstinence, providing monetary rewards or prizes when clients provide objective evidence of abstinence from drugs (e.g., urine samples). Contingency management has also been adapted successfully to reinforce other behaviors, including treatment attendance, medication adherence, and treatment-related activities (e.g., submitting job applications, attending medical appointments).  In this workshop, the application of CM to promote positive behavior change in substance use disorder treatment settings will be reviewed. Attendees will learn how to design and implement an effective CM program. Specifically, we will describe 1) the theoretical underpinnings and supporting empirical literature, 2) different types of CM programs (i.e., voucher, prize), 3) effective design
features, 4) most common deviations from evidence-based protocols and how to avoid them, 5) common barriers, and 6) strategies for designing your own protocol. [This is a closed event]