This study evaluated the impact of Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) workshops on post-training knowledge, skills, negative attitudes, and interest in implementing evidence-based practices (EBPs). Participants (N = 70) were primarily mental health counselor (41.4%), social workers (20.0%), substance abuse counselors (15.7%), school counselors (5.7%) and nursing professionals (4.3%) who selected the one or two day workshop for continuing education credit. Participants attended either a Basic MI training workshop (one day) or a Basic MI training plus an Advanced MI/SBIRT training workshop (two day) to assess if exposure to two EBPs would improve training outcomes. Participants in both the one day and two day workshops reported posttraining increased perceived knowledge and skills, decreased negative attitudes toward EBPs, and increased interest in implementing EBPs from pre-training to post-training. There were no differences between participants in the Basic MI or MI plus Advanced MI/SBIRT training conditions. Implications for reducing the research-practice gap in EBPs are discussed.
Doumas, D. M., Esp, S., & Miller, R. "Impact of Brief Intervention Workshops on Addiction Provider Knowledge, Skills, Negative Attitudes, and Interest in Implementing Evidence-Based Practices", Journal of Drug Education, 47(3-4), 121-137. Copyright © 2017, SAGE. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications. doi: 10.1177/0047237918800985
Doumas, Diana M.; Esp, Susan; and Miller, Raissa. (2017). "The Impact of Brief Intervention Workshops on Addiction Provider Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes Toward Evidence-Based Practices". Journal of Drug Education, 47(3-4), 121-137.