Funding: NIDA 5U10DA13045
The UCLA CTN Node participates in behavioral, pharmacological, and combined behavioral and pharmacological treatment trials for drug dependence and conducts research on treatment practices within and across CTN Nodes. Dr. Polcin was a co-investigator, trainer and clinical supervisor CTN studies of MI and MET. Studies were designed to test whether MET and MI could be learned by counselors employed in community programs and whether they were more effective than treatment as usual. A random assignment design was employed at 11 different treatment sites. Fidelity monitoring showed MI and MET were delivered with competence and adherence to the intervention manual. Results for the MI intervention showed increased retention relative to treatment as usual. MET showed outcomes that differed across study sites. Role: Co-Investigator for CTN0004.