Comparing Motivational Interviewing And The Matrix Model

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Substance Use Interventions Crystal Carter Grand Canyon University Substance Use Interventions There is an abundance of treatment intervention available for use for substance use disorder counselor. Many have been approved by the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. This paper will contrast Motivational Interviewing (MI) and the Matrix Model. Motivational Interviewing is individualized with a therapist and and focuses on changing the views or ways of thinking in order to change behaviors whereas the Matrix Model is more direct approach using booklets and centers around group therapy sessions. Motivational Interviewing Program Description According to the National Registry of Evidence-based…show more content…
Numerous opportunities are available for face-to-face or video-based training for implementers with varied clinical skill levels. Training for clinical supervisors through the MIA-STEP manual provides for a unique level of quality oversight and includes important information on organizational factors that affect fidelity and sustainability of this practice” ( Other information regarding training and workshops can be found on the Motivational Interviewing website at…show more content…
The Matrix Model also provides material that staff with no formal training can use. The program provides formal training sessions for anyone who may be using the program. Other information regarding additional training materials and information can be found at ( References Carroll, K. M., Ball, S. A., Nich, C., Martino, S., Frankforter, T. L., Farentinos, C., … for the National Institute on Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network. (2006). Motivational interviewing to improve treatment engagement and outcome in individuals seeking treatment for substance abuse: A multisite effectiveness study. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 81(3), 301–312. doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2005.08.002 Doweiko, H. E. (2014). Concepts of chemical dependency (9th ed.). Stamford CT: Cengage Learning. ISBN-13: 9781285455136 NREPP. Samsha’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. April 2015. Retrieved from Stewart, J. S. (2012). A critical appraisal of motivational interviewing within the field of alcohol misuse. Journal Of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, 19(10), 933-938.

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