Evidence based treatments using motivational interviewing (MI) and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) have been shown to improve client outcomes in a number of randomised control trials.
However, there is little literature regarding sustainable models of knowledge transfer from research to practice, particularly in regards to substance use.
This paper reports on an evaluation of a training model which delivers evidence based treatments for cannabis use, using MI and CBT.
The aim of this projects is to increase the ability of a selected group of drug and alcohol workers skilled in the delivery of motivational enhancement and cognitive behavioural therapies. These clinicians will constitute the core of a sustainable model to successfully deliver and train others in two evidence based brief interventions for cannabis use disorder.