This virtual presentation is sponsored by the Southeast ATTC Regional Center and will focus on Contingency Management (CM) or Motivational Incentives is a strategy that has been proven effective as an adjunct in substance use disorder treatment. It is based on B.F Skinner’s “operant conditioning”. CM is designed to encourage positive behavior change in patients by providing positive reinforcement for behavior changes included in the patient’s treatment plan. CM has been proven effective in treating Methamphetamine Use Disorder (MUD) in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina. Treatment providers, peer support communities, and community-based organizations in Region 4 are encouraged to register for free.
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
(1) differentiate between punishment and negative reinforcement
(2) Articulate at least one type of contingency management strategy
(3) Discuss three ways using contingency management improves treatment outcomes
Ed Johnson is currently the Associate Director, Training and Technical Assistance for the Southeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center (Southeast ATTC) located at the National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. He has over 30 years of experience providing direct services to individuals with Substance Use Disorders (SUD) and Co-Occurring Disorders. For the past 36 years, Ed has been a person in long term recovery. He is currently credentialed / licensed as a Licensed Professional Counsel (LPC), Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC), Licensed Addiction Counselor Supervisor (LAC/S), Master Addiction Counselor (MAC), a Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS) and Certified Peer Recovery Specialist .(CPRS).