Brief Motivational Interviewing and Adolescent Alcohol Use

About the Course:

These articles discuss the use of motivational interviewing (MI) as a treatment for adolescent alcohol use. One article focuses on MI’s impact of heavy drinking days and the other looks at MI and normative (NF) feedback and how they impact percent change talk (PCT).

Publication Date:

May 1, 2018 and June 1, 2017

Course Material Authors

Molly Magill, LICSW, PhD

Dr. Molly Magill is an Associate Research Professor in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences and the Director of Biostatistics at the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies. Dr. Magill’s broad area of study is mechanisms of behavior change in psychosocial treatment for alcohol and other drug use disorders.

Jordan P. Davis, MSW, PhD

Jordan Davis is an assistant professor in the department of Children, Youth and Families. He has devoted much of his career to research addressing substance use and the developmental needs of marginalized and vulnerable populations. Davis’ primary research focuses on substance use disorder treatment among marginalized youth. His intervention work mainly concentrates on Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention and how it can be utilized to address issues facing at-risk youth.

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Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify that alcohol use is a problem with adolescents and young adults.

  2. Acknowledge that young adults not in a 4 year college program are under represented in research, in spite of their increased risk for substance abuse.

  3. Extrapolate that MI is effective in this population, percentage of change talk is not a predictive tool for binge drinking, cannabis use and treatment engagement, and NF should not be used unless there is a certain percentage of change talk, as it increased substance use in some patients.

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How Does Brief Motivational Intervention Change Heavy Drinking and Harm Among Underage Young Adult Drinkers?

Brief Motivational Interviewing and Normative Feedback for Adolescents: Change Language and Alcohol Use Outcomes

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Course Number 102521
1.5 credit hour
Online Article
Exam Fee: $10.46
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