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Recovery Incentives: California’s Contingency Management Program Contingency Management (CM) Overview Training

Recovery Incentives:

California’s Contingency Management Program Contingency Management (CM) Overview Training

Sponsored By:
UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs and the California Department of Health Care Services


Instructions for Registering for an Account and Accessing the Course:

To Register for an account, please visit the PSATTC e-Learn Site:

  • Step 1. Click on link above.
  • Step 2. If you don’t have an Account already, you will need to create your Account by clicking “Create and Account.”
  • Step 3. Fill out the registration questions, which include Name Email, Organization, Occupation, and Type of Continuing Education credit needed (if applicable). You will also create a username and password for your account. Please save your username and password.


Once you are registered, you can access the course at:

This two-hour on-demand course is free and is open to staff who are interested in learning more about Recovery Incentives, including:

•    CM Coordinators, Back-Up CM Coordinators, and CM Supervisors (this training is required)
•    Program Administrators
•    Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants
•    Psychologists
•    LMFTs and LCSWs
•    Registered Nurses
•    Certified Substance Use Disorder Treatment Counselors
•    Other Behavioral Health Specialists/Clinicians


Course Description:

Contingency management is one of the only evidence-based behavioral interventions shown to be effective in treating stimulant use disorder (StimUD). Contingency management provides monetary incentives (such as gift cards) for meeting treatment goals, including stimulant non-use as measured by negative urine drug tests (UDTs), rewarding individuals for changing their behaviors. Substance use offers a powerful, immediate reinforcement. Contingency management confronts this challenge by offering immediate financial awards that can help activate the brain’s reward system, thus encouraging the replacement of stimulants with the incentive to achieve a dopamine release.
This course is a two-hour self-paced online training designed to provide a broad overview of contingency management for treating individuals with a stimulant use disorder (StimUD). The course includes a brief Introduction and seven (7) Modules. You can complete one Module at a time as your schedule permits. Completion of this course is required for individuals who are serving as a CM Coordinator, Back-Up CM Coordinator, or CM Supervisor within their agency. 


Learning Objectives: 

At the end of the course, participants will be able to: 

1.    Recall at least three (3) patterns and trends regarding the scope of stimulant use in California and beyond.
2.    Identify at least three (3) acute and three (3) chronic effects of psychostimulant drugs on the brain.
3.    Specify at least three (3) key principles of operant conditioning.
4.    Formulate a list of the four (4) essential elements of an evidence-based, protocol-driven Recovery Incentives Program to address stimulant use.



May 6, 2022
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