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Contingency Management for Healthcare Settings (online training)

CM for Healthcare Settings

This comprehensive online course, developed by the Northwest ATTC, features separate modules for each of four common personnel roles in healthcare organizations: decision-makers, clinical supervisors, direct care staff, and administrative support staff. Healthcare organizations may utilize these training modules as means of an initial introduction to CM principles and practices for their staff; however, the primary intent of this online course is as a bridge to more intensive technical assistanceā€”as outlined by Hartzler and colleagues in this article in the Journal of Substance Use and Addiction Treatment (2023) (free online).

All four modules include an introduction to contingency management (CM) describing:

  • its core elements,
  • 3 scientifically-supported systems,
  • how it can be used in healthcare settings to have a positive impact on clients.

Each module also offers unique content on how each role can successfully integrate CM into their program. 

Note: The Administrative Support Staff module is currently available here. It will be added to HealtheKnowledge (along with 1.0 CE credit) later in spring 2023.

CEU Available! 1.0 Decision Makers, 2.5 Clinical Supervisors, 2.0 Direct Care Staff. 

In response to SAMHSA instruction provided to State Opioid Response grantees (in FY 22 SOR Grants TI-22-005, Appendix J: Contingency Management), a set of four supplemental brief information guides have been created on targeted topics to complement the material included in this online course. These information guides provide further information on: Discussing Client Eligibility, Allowable Rewards, Drug Screening Methods, and Documentation Practices.

(*Note:  The View Resource link will take you to the HealtheKnowledge platform, where the training is housed. If you do not already have an account on HealtheKnowledge, you will be prompted to set one up before you can continue on to the course site. If you register and it doesn't take you back to the course page, click "Home" in the menu and look for it under the category "Special Topics in Behavioral Health" or return to this page and click the link again. For more assistance, visit the How to Use HealtheKnowledge site or contact their support staff.)