The materials below were reviewed for Readiness for Dissemination. The implementation
point of contact can provide information regarding implementation of the intervention
and the availability of additional, updated, or new materials.
Brief Marijuana Dependence Counseling [VHS]
Steinberg, K. L., Roffman, R. A., Carroll, K. M., McRee, B., Babor, T. F., Miller, M., et al. (2005). Brief counseling for marijuana dependence: A manual for treating adults. (DHHS Publication No. [SMA] 05-4022). Rockville, MD: Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Readiness for Dissemination Ratings by Criteria (0.0-4.0 scale)
External reviewers independently evaluate the intervention's Readiness for Dissemination
using three criteria:
- Availability of implementation materials
- Availability of training and support resources
- Availability of quality assurance procedures
For more information about these criteria and the meaning of the ratings, see Readiness for Dissemination.
Training and Support
The implementation materials present a user-friendly blueprint for the intervention protocol and strategies. The treatment manual includes forms, activity sheets, notes to clinicians, and scripts to facilitate implementation and clearly describes the steps required to prepare for implementation. A session rating form and supervision outlines and techniques are provided to support quality assurance.
This intervention assumes that therapists are competent in motivational enhancement therapy. However, no information is provided for assessing therapist competencies prior to training in this intervention. Little information is provided on ongoing training and support resources. Session rating forms do not include any baseline or target performance scores for counselors.