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Motivational Enhancement Treatment to Improve Treatment Engagement and Outcome for Spanish-Speaking Individuals Seeking Treatment for Substance Abuse

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This multisite randomized trial compared the effectiveness of three individual sessions of motivational enhancement therapy (MET) to three individual sessions of counseling as usual (CAU) on treatment retention and frequency of substance use, with all assessment and treatment sessions conducted in Spanish among 405 individuals seeking treatment for any type of current substance use.

CTN Protocol ID: 
CTN-0021
DSMB ID: 
NIDA-CTN-0021
Enrollment Status: 
Completed
ClinicalTrials.gov ID: 
Primary Outcomes Article: 

Carroll, K., et al. (2009).  A multisite randomized effectiveness trial of motivational enhancement therapy for Spanish-speaking substance users.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 77(5):993-999.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2792592/

Principal Investigator(s)
José Szapocznik, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
University of Miami School of Medicine
Center for Family Studies
1425 N.W. 10th Avenue
Room 309
Miami, FL 33136
jszapocz@med.miami.edu

Kathleen Carroll, Ph.D.
VA Connecticut Healthcare Center (151D)
Department of Psychiatry
Yale University School of Medicine
950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven, CT 6516
kathleen.carroll@yale.edu

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