This course reviews two articles that examine the use of Motivational Interviewing with American Indian and Alaskan Native youths. One looks at Motivational Interviewing (MI) has a treatment modality that can help meet the treatment needs of American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) with substance use disorders. The other article assesses the efficacy of Motivational Interviewing (MI) compared to Psycho-Education (PE) to reduce and prevent underage drinking in AI/AN youth.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Correlates of Motivational Interviewing Use Among Substance Use Treatment Programs Serving American Indians/Alaska Natives created by Daniel Dickerson, D.O., M.P.H. et al in 2018 and A Pilot Randomized Trial of Motivational Interviewing Compared to Psycho-Education for Reducing and Preventing Underage Drinking in American Indian Adolescents created by David A. Gilder, MD, et al. in 2017.
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Daniel Dickerson, D.O., M.P.H.
Daniel Dickerson, D.O., M.P.H., is Associate Research Psychiatrist at UCLA, Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP). His research focuses on the development of substance use treatment and prevention programs for American Indian/Alaska Native youth and adults. He is currently co-Principal Investigator on National Institutes of Health-funded study, "Motivational Interviewing and Culture for Urban Native American Youth (MICUNAY)" an alcohol and drug use prevention research program targeting urban Native American youth. He is also Principal Investigator on a study investigating the potential benefits of a substance use intervention utilizing drumming for Native Americans, "Drum-Assisted Recovery Therapy for Native Americans (DARTNA)," and is also co-Principal Investigator on "Native American Youth Sleep, Health, and Wellness (NAYSHAW)," a study analyzing health and sleep among urban Native American youth.
David A. Gilder, MD
Dr. Gilder is a Research Psychiatrist, Substance Abuse Research and Prevention Project, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA as well as a member of a Group Psychiatric Practice (Independent Contractor), Division of Mental Health, Scripps Clinic Medical Group, La Jolla, CA. He has published multiple articles in peer reviewed journals.
David Lutkemeier holds a BA degree in psychology, a master’s degree in developmental psychology, and a doctorate degree from the University of Cincinnati in Special Education and Psychology. He is certified as a psychologist by the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners, as well as holding public school superintendent certification in Arizona and California. Dr. Lutkemeier has worked as an assistant professor at Arizona State University, a school psychologist, special education director, assistant superintendent, and superintendent in both Arizona and California. David, working as a consultant with a national curriculum management group (CMSi) has completed over two dozen comprehensive district-wide curriculum audits in 15 states over the past 20 years and has worked as a test developer for CE Learning Systems for the past ten years.
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers with an emphasis on those professionals working with Native American clients. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Identify the benefits and challenges associated with the selection and provision of treatment approaches when used to address underage drinking among Native American youth.
Describe the comparative suitability of the several therapeutic approach's used to prevent or reduce substance abuse among Native American youth.
Compare and Contrast the methods as described in these studies in terms of both their professional training requirements and overall therapeutic efficacy.
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