Tailoring Interventions to Substance Abusing Clients: Effects on Engagement and Retention

About the Course:

This article identifies methods for matching treatment to individuals. Reviews the literature on matching and therapeutic outcomes. Discusses integrative treatments.



Publication Date:

Monograph Number 165


Larry E. Beutler, Ph.D., Heidi Zeitzer, Ph.D., Elizabeth Yost, Ph.D.

About the Author:

Couples Alcoholism Treatment Project Counseling/Clinical/School Psychology Program Department of Education University of California

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, psychologists, and other human services and behavioral health professionals who seek knowledge about matching treatments to individuals. It is appropriate for participants with intermediate to advanced levels of knowledge about the topic.

Course Objectives:

  1. increase knowledge of therapy research related to client engagement and retention.

  2. be able to identify matching techniques that have shown promise in increasing therapy effectiveness.

  3. understand the status of integrative therapy.

  4. learn about applications of therapy matching research to substance abuse treatment.

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