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VISN 1 MIRECC Education Products: Manuals

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Other Education Products: Manuals

A Nurse-Delivered Brief Motivational Intervention for Women Who Screen Positive for Tobacco, Alcohol, or Drug Use: An Intervention Manual for Project START (Screening To Augment Referral and Treatment)
Contact: Steve Martino, Ph.D. (Steve.Martino@va.gov

This manual provides guidance for nurses to deliver a brief motivational intervention for women who screen positive for tobacco, alcohol, or drug use in reproductive health care centers. The intervention is part of an overall approach called Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment(SBIRT) that was implemented as part of a National Institute on Drug Abuse funded grant called Project START (Screening To Augment Referral and Treatment). The manual describes how a nurse intervenes with women who are using tobacco, drinking in harmful or hazardous ways, misusing prescribed medications, or using illicit drugs to: (1) motivate them to stop using these substances or to reduce their use to less problematic or prescribed levels; and (2) refer them to treatment services.
Project Start MI-N Manual


Yale Adherence and Competence Scale (YACS) Guidelines II Manual
Contact: Steve Martino, Ph.D. (Steve.Martino@va.gov)

The Yale Adherence and Competence Scale (YACS) is a general system for rating therapist adherence and competence in delivering behavioral treatments for substance use disorders. The Yale Adherence and Competence Scale (YACS) Guidelines II manual includes general guidelines for rating adherence and competence of treatment delivery as well as specific items and rating guidelines developed for assessment, general support, goals for treatment, and supplemental items. Rating guidelines are also included for specific treatments such as clinical management, twelve step facilitation, cognitive behavioral treatment, interpersonal therapy, motivational interviewing, and supplemental items.
Yale Adherence and Competence Scale (YACS) Guidelines Manual 

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Ilan Harpaz-Rotem, Ph.D.
Co-Director for MIRECC Fellowship Program
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Suzanne Decker, Ph.D.
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203-932-5711 Ext. 7425
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