Community program therapist adherence and competence in motivational enhancement therapy.

@article{Martino2008CommunityPT,
  title={Community program therapist adherence and competence in motivational enhancement therapy.},
  author={Steve Martino and Samuel A. Ball and Charla Nich and Tami L Frankforter and Kathleen M. Carroll},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  year={2008},
  volume={96 1-2},
  pages={
          37-48
        }
}
The extent to which clinicians in addiction treatment programs can implement empirically validated therapies with adequate fidelity that can be discriminated from standard counseling has rarely been evaluated. We evaluated the treatment adherence and competence of 35 therapists from five outpatient community programs who delivered either a three-session adaptation of motivational enhancement therapy (MET) or an equivalent number of drug counseling-as-usual sessions to 461 clients within a… CONTINUE READING
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