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SAMHSA News - September/October 2006, Volume 14, Number 5

Initiative Blends Research & Practice



S.M.A.R.T. Companion Products

S.M.A.R.T. - Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-limited objectives and interventions for treatment planning.The Blending Team members have produced various spin-off products from the S.M.A.R.T. Treatment Planning Curriculum.

Related products include the following:

  • Online courses. Blending team member Nancy A. Roget, M.S., Principal Investigator of the Mountain West Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) in Reno, NV, has developed an online version of this curriculum. Originally designed to meet the needs of clinicians spread out across vast rural areas, the course is now open to participants across the Nation.

  • Offered periodically, the 4-week course doesn’t require participants to sign on at particular times but does require them to read material and post responses to questions on an electronic bulletin board. “Participants have a whole week’s time to do the homework,” said Ms. Roget. “That way it doesn’t interrupt their lives or their ability to provide services to their clients.”

    The Mid-America ATTC, in Kansas City, MO, has adapted the 4-week online course to include more application-to-practice assignments. These assignments provide additional opportunities to apply the information to professional settings. The 6-week course is currently in pilot phase and will be released in the Blackboard Academic Suite (Release 7.1) learning system, said Mid-America ATTC Director Pat Stilen, LCSW, CADAC. The Mountain West ATTC online curriculum is available at www.mwattc.org. The Mid-America ATTC’s online course will be distributed through the National ATTC Network this fall.

  • Checklists. The Mid-America ATTC has also put together several checklists to accompany the S.M.A.R.T. Treatment Planning curriculum, including the S.M.A.R.T. Treatment Plan Checklist and Progress Note Checklists. The Treatment Plan Checklist reviews the seven problems addressed in the ASI, offers guidelines for S.M.A.R.T. treatment planning, and provides a model of comprehensive, individualized treatment planning.

  • The Progress Note Checklists provide guidelines for writing progress notes and producing other documentation. “These checklists serve as a reminder and reinforcement of S.M.A.R.T. Treatment Planning principles,” explained Ms. Stilen, urging counselors to download the checklists and laminate them for repeated use. The checklists are available at the Mid-America ATTC Web site at www.mattc.org/information/smart/

  • Curriculum Infusion Package. The Mountain West ATTC has created a package that condenses the material the ASI Blending Team has produced. The ATTC distributes the CD-ROM to addiction educators. The goal is to not only get information out to current treatment providers but to influence the next generation of counselors, too. To download the files, go to http://casat.unr.edu/mwattc/ASISMART_Products.php and click on S.M.A.R.T. Treatment Planning Curriculum Infusion Package. End of Article

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