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To learn more about COR-12, including ways that you can implement it in your setting, please contact Jenny Fox at 651-213-4689 or email her at:jfox@hazeldenbettyford.org


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Marijuana Brief InterventionMarijuana Brief Intervention

To use an evidence-based SBIRT model to conduct brief interventions for youth, young adults and adults who have a mild to moderate cannabis use disorder.

Competency Alignment
In order to obtain the greatest value from attending the Marijuana Brief Intervention Training, it is highly recommended that professionals seeking to implement this program have expertise in the following areas:

  1. Basic counseling: building a therapeutic alliance, active listening and active reflection.
  2. SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment) approach to address alcohol and other drug use.
  3. Knowledge of common mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression.
  4. Experience facilitating programs with evidence-based approach such as motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy.
  5. Engagement with population from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Program Description
The program is recommended for youth, young adults and adults who have a mild to moderate cannabis use disorder. It can be used as a brief intervention as designed or it can be offered to individuals reluctant to commit to long-term treatment or who are on a waiting list to receive treatment services.

Training Description
This hands-on training experience will prepare you to use an evidence-based brief intervention program for teenagers, young adults and adults who have a mild to moderate cannabis use disorder. In this training you will learn to conduct screening for cannabis use disorder and facilitate brief intervention sessions across one to six weeks. You will have the opportunity to participate in a workshop-style learning experience where you can practice your skills and demonstrate understanding of Marijuana Brief Intervention evidence-based best practices, principles and program components.

The workshop can be delivered in one of these two modalities according to your organization’s needs. Both versions include a walk-through of the program and focus on how to implement it.

  1. Virtual Workshop:  The trainer presents three live video sessions and you have to complete assignments in between sessions in Hazelden’s online learning environment to complete the program.
  2. One-day On-Site Training: This session is led by an instructor in a classroom setting and allows teams to work together during the session by completing role-play activities and designing an  implementation plan.

Learning Objectives
After completion of this training participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the research and outcomes associated with Marijuana Brief Intervention.
  2. Apply evidence-based practices to facilitate Marijuana Brief Intervention.
  3. Conduct screenings and multiple brief intervention sessions for youth and adults with cannabis use disorder.
  4. Use the Marijuana Brief Intervention guide and all program components to facilitate brief intervention sessions on my own.
  5. Develop an action plan for implementation of Marijuana Brief Intervention.

The following work is required to be completed before attending the training session:
Read Marijuana Brief Intervention Guide Introduction (pages 1-24) which provides answers to the following questions:

  1. What is Marijuana Brief Intervention?
  2. What is Marijuana?
  3. What Are the Effects of Using Marijuana?
  4. What is Synthetic Marijuana?
  5. Why is Marijuana Brief Intervention Needed?
  6. What is a Cannabis Use Disorder?
  7. Why Use an SBIRT Approach?
  8. What Are the Marijuana Brief Intervention Program Components?
  9. In What Settings Can Marijuana Brief Intervention Be Used?
  10. Who Can Implement the Marijuana Brief Intervention Program?
  11. Who Can Benefit from Marijuana Brief Intervention?
  12. What is the History and Research behind Marijuana Brief Intervention?
  13. What Evidence-Based Approaches Are Used in Marijuana Brief Intervention?

For more information, please contact Hazelden Publishing at training@hazeldenbettyford.org or call 800-328-9000.