The Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute

Computer Adapted Standardized Patient for MI Skills Assessment – Phase I

Low cost methods for the assessment of clinician skills are greatly needed to facilitate adoption of evidenced-based practice. Motivational Interviewing (MI) is empirically- based, effective, and a very popular therapeutic modality for substance abuse treatment. This project aimed to develop a computer-based MI skills assessment instrument, which will be useful to MI trainers, training programs, treatment agencies, and researchers.

Investigators

John S. Baer, PhD PI (UW Psychiatry/UW ADAI)

Project Staff

Bryan Hartzler, PhD (UW ADAI)
Susan A. Stoner, PhD (UW ADAI)
Michelle Ingalsbe, MSW (UW ADAI)

Fund Information

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Grant #: <5R42DA020284-03
Start: September 1, 2005
End: April 30, 2010
Status: completed

Project Site

NIH RePORTER record

Project Results

Baer JS, Carpenter K, Beadnell B, Stoner S, Ingalsbe M, Hartzler B, Rosengren DR, Drager Z. Computer Assessment of Simulated Patient Interviews (CASPI): Psychometric properties of a web-based system for the assessment of motivational interviewing skills. J Stud Alcohol Drugs 2012;73(1):154-164. [Free online]