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ERIC Number: EJ857069
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0889-7077
A Novel CBT Web Course for the Substance Abuse Workforce: Community Counselors' Perceptions
Larson, Mary Jo; Amodeo, Maryann; Storti, Susan A.; Steketee, Gail; Blitzman, Geri; Smith, Lauren
Substance Abuse, v30 n1 p26-39 2009
This article describes (a) a Web-based course for substance abuse counselors on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and (b) the evaluation of a prototype module from the Web-based course to determine the feasibility of the e-learning program for a community-based counselor audience. The course is part of a unique study that trains counselor-supervisor teams to increase the transfer of learned skills to the agency. Following curriculum design, the authors sought counselor reactions to the prototype module on strengths/limitations of the design, functionality, and effectiveness. Results showed that counselors learned new information, found this format effective compared to other training, and wanted to complete a full CBT Web course. Counselors' evaluation led to content and technology changes: the authors added and segmented material aimed at the advanced, more theoretically oriented counselor, and housed these topics behind an "advanced concept" graphics button; added seven screens to accommodate text broken into smaller units; and increased the difficulty of the end-of-module quiz. (Contains 2 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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