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  Webinar Series: Hosted by Central East ATTC and Mid-Atlantic Node
   
  Using Motivational Incentives, an Evidence-Based Practice in Behavioral Health Treatment
Presented by: Christine Higgins, M.A., Dissemination Specialist, CTN Mid-Atlantic Node
   
  Session 1 -Introduction to Incentives
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This first webinar introduces participants to a NIDA researched clinical tool, the evidence- based practice of motivational incentives also known as contingency management. It begins with an overall discussion of incentives: why we use them, the principles on which they are based, what makes them powerful, how you can get started in designing an incentive program. There is discussion of what defines an incentive, what makes a token or privilege motivating, and how to build on small successes toward larger and longer-term goals. How to choose a target behavior and how to identify the group(s) or person(s) to receive incentives is also covered. Common barriers to implementation will be discussed, and participants will receive resources for implementation, including information on the NIDA/SAMSHA Blending Products.

   
 

After hearing this webinar, listeners should be able to identify the following:

  • What is the definition of an incentive? How does it differ from a reward?
  • Why are incentives such a powerful tool? Why do we consider them a clinical tool?
  • How do I target a behavior? How do I identify a group to receive an incentive?
  • What are some important principles to keep in mind when setting up incentives?
  • What are some resources I can use to learn more about motivational incentives?
   
  Session 2 - The Tic-Tac-Toe Board
webinar button This second webinar introduces a particularly useful device in implementation--the tic-tac-toe board. How this simple tool can be extremely useful in case management and for breaking larger goals into smaller, achievable steps is explained in detail and there are examples. The tic-tac-toe board uses low-cost prizes that escalate with each "win", so it helps to keep the cost low while still encouraging progress forward. The webinar explains how you can design your own tic-tac-toe board for target behaviors.
   
 

After hearing this webinar, listeners should be able to identify the following:

  • When should I choose the tic-tac-toe board?
  • How do I choose target behaviors? How do I choose a person or group to receive the incentive Program?
  • What privileges or prizes can I use?
  • What are some good resources for implementation?
   
  Session 3 - Voucher Systems and the Fishbowl Method
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This third webinar introduces the Fishbowl Method. Originally conceived by Nancy Petry, this draw method with low-cost prizes was designed to take advantage of intermittent reinforcement and to make incentives affordable to community programs. In this webinar, Dr. Maxine Stitzer explains what makes this style so popular and how it is applicable in many different settings. There is a demonstration of a computer generated draw system, and ideas for how to make your own

   
 

After hearing this webinar, listeners should be able to identify the following:

  • How do I target a behavior? How do I identify a group to receive an incentive?
  • When should I use the voucher vs. fishbowl method? What are some of the advantages of each?
  • What is a token economy? What is escalation and reset?
  • How is a fishbowl constructed?
  • How do I manage prize purchases and distribution?
  • What is PAMI?
   
  Session 4 – Implementation Software and Other Practical implementation Tips
webinar button This final webinar discusses the importance of data collection with tips for how this can be done. There is a demonstration of an implementation software program that can help track patient progress, prize inventory, and trends. Much consideration is given to low cost resources for obtaining incentive prizes.
   
 

After hearing this webinar, listeners should be able to identify the following:

  • Why are incentive programs beneficial for clinicians as well as clients?
  • Why do I need to collect data if clients like it and say that it's working for them?
  • Why are implementation principles important?
  • Why is implementation consistency important?
  • How can our clinic find free incentives?
  • Where can I go to share ideas about incentives with other clinicians?
  • What is MIIS?