What does it mean to be a CM Provider?

Thank you for your interest in becoming a CM Provider.

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A CM Provider agency pays a yearly licensing fee through our Training Support System (TSS) that includes a number of benefits to help you train staff, monitor treatment outcomes  and ensure fidelity to the treatment approach.  The Training Support System provides training and support services to ensure that the model is precisely replicated in communities, leading to improved outcomes for both adolescents and their families.

As a CM Provider you will receive:

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A 15-hour, web-based training will prepare your therapists to provide CM. This training is entirely web-based which enables your staff to complete the modules at times and locations that are convenient to them. By being web-based you can save on the high costs of travel, room and board and “lost hours” that accompany most off-site trainings. The training is eligible for educational credits for licensed practitioners.

This training includes:

  • An overview of each module of treatment
  • Sample session transcripts to demonstrate the treatment techniques
  • Videos of sessions to demonstrate an intervention
  • Materials and resources for implementing the treatment
  • Activities to practice the  interventions with your colleagues or a Lead Trainer
  • Tips for overcoming barriers to engaging a caregiver in the treatment
  • Unlimited access to a Lead Trainer for training support, additional resources, and opportunities to practice the techniques for a truly individualized training experience

The CM-CAT used as part of the TSS was funded through grants #R01DA017487 (Henggeler, Principal Investigator) and #K23DA015658 (Sheidow, Principal Investigator) from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, US Department of Health and Human Services. The TSS development was funded through grant #R43DA033745 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, US Department of Health and Human Services.

Material from “Implementing Contingency Management for Adolescent Substance Abuse in Outpatient Settings” (Cunningham, Schoenwald, Rowland, Swenson, Henggeler, Donohue, 2004) provided the basis for portions of the CM-CAT. An updated version of this book is recommended for purchase by users of the TSS.

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Full access to a Lead Trainer assigned to your agency. This Lead Trainer is an expert in CM and is available to aid your agency in implementing CM. The Lead Trainer will:

  • Be available for role-play practice of interventions
  • Review session tapes for feedback on treatment implementation and suggestions for growth and development
  • Answer questions about training modules or techniques and offer supplemental materials
  • Assist with understanding the treatment fidelity measures to help improve treatment outcomes
  • Provide opportunities for remediation training to brush up on the techniques and skills necessary for implementing CM
  • Technical assistance for identifying funding resources and mechanisms

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A web-based eLibrary which provides you with up-to-date resources, forms and documentation. This will also link you to the CM community of providers where we can learn from each other. You can post questions to the community, offer resources for the library or read about the challenges and successes of other professionals who are providing the same treatment that you are.

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As a provider you will have unlimited access to the TSS for treatment outcome monitoring, measures of fidelity, identification of staff training needs and a continuous quality improvement process that can help your agency grow and succeed. These resources and outcome reports are incredibly useful for reporting outcomes to stakeholders and funding sources as well as for grant applications. The TSS includes:

CM-Therapist Adherence Measure (CM-TAM): The CM-TAM is a research-based survey completed by the caregiver once per month throughout the duration of treatment. The CM-TAM has been found to be a reliable and valid measure of adherence to the CM treatment model. Therefore, high scores on the CM-TAM indicate that a therapist is implementing CM interventions the way they were designed to be implemented.

Knowledge Test: It is easy to forget things that we learn after a training. We are bombarded with information from every direction in our day-to-day lives. Because of this it can be easy to forget key techniques for CM treatment. Once a year you will complete a Knowledge Test to help identify any areas of CM you may need to brush up on and, with the assistance of your Lead Trainer you will be able to complete additional training to strengthen your techniques.

Session Outcome Review: One of the most helpful ways to improve skills and expand your expertise is through review of session audio tapes. Your agency will be supplied with digital audio recorders and you will have the opportunity to record sessions and send them to your Lead Trainer for scoring. Your Lead Trainer will score your session tape and, with the assistance of your Lead Trainer, you will be able to use this outcome to strengthen your clinical skills.

eLibrary: As a CM provider you will have access to the web-based eLibrary which is a collection of resources to help you in your practice.

CM Provider Community: As a CM Provider you will join a community of providers who have been trained in the same techniques, speak the same language and encounter the same struggles as they offer this treatment. You will be able to learn from your peers in the field through our Question and Answer system and monthly networking calls. Being an outpatient provider can be a lonely job but with our Provider Community you will have a team of clinicians from varied backgrounds available to offer resources and support.