A Brief Note On Contingency Management ( Cm )

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c. Contingency management (CM) is a treatment that uses a systematic method of changing behavior by modifying through consequences. It maintains that behavior has a type of repetitiveness and can be altered by using a system of negative and positive reinforcement. These negative and positive types of consequences, if administered consistently, can result in behaviorally changes. CM is structured around four core principles; routine drug testing is arranged by the clinician to detect if clients been using specific substance regularly, if abstinence is proven the clinician implements positive reinforcement, which is accepted by the client and clinician, if a positive for drugs is disclosed the clinician denies the clients reward that was agreed upon, a negative test rewards the client with what was agreed upon. CM is an approach that is best focused on a targeted behavior such as; substance abstinence, treatment plan adherence, consistency with medication, continuous individual and group presence, and completion of specific goals. There is an assortment of reinforcement techniques that are available to use with CM like; currency, rewards, tokens, concessions, and other prizes. I would use the CM method when a client that denies that he is consuming any alcohol but shows signs of the substance abuse. This would be a good method for those who do better when they receive a reward that would more likely motivate them to accept change. Keeping the client occupied and on a “roll”…
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