Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute

Development and Evaluation of Context-Tailored Training

This study compared MI training methods for substance abuse treatment practitioners in an RCT involving the eight community treatment programs of the Pacific Northwest Node of the NIDA CTN.


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

Project Staff

Bryan Hartzler, PhD Project Director (UW ADAI)

Fund Information

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Grant #:
USD: $311,160
Start: June 1, 2004
End: March 31, 2007
Status: completed

Project Site


Project Results

  • Imel ZE, Baldwin S, Baer JS, Hartzler B, Dunn C, Rosengren DR, Atkins D. Evaluating therapist adherence in motivational interviewing by comparing performance with standardized and real patients. J Consult Clin Psychol 2014;82(3):472-481. [Free online]
  • Hartzler B, Beadnell B, Rosengren DB, Dunn CW, Baer JS. Deconstructing proficiency in motivational interviewing: Mechanics of skilful practitioner delivery during brief simulated encounters. Behav Cogn Psychother 2010 Jul 9:1-18. [Free online]
  • Baer JS, Wells EA, Rosengren DB, Hartzler B, Beadnell B, Dunn CW. Agency context and tailored training in technology transfer: A pilot evaluation of motivational interviewing training for community counselors. J Subst Abuse Treat 2009;37(2):191-202. [Free online]
  • Rosengren DB, Hartzler B, Baer JS, Wells EA, Dunn CW. The Video Assessment of Simulated Encounters-Revised (VASE-R): reliability and validity of a revised measure of motivational interviewing skills. Drug Alcohol Depend 2008;97(1-2):130-138. [Free online]
  • Hartzler B, Baer JS, Dunn CW, Rosengren DB, Wells EA. What is seen through the looking glass: The impact of training on practitioner self-rating of motivational interviewing skills. Behav Cognit Psychother 2007;35:431-445.