Practice & Build CBT Skills with Virtual Role-Players
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training for Treating Clients with Substance Use Disorder is an interactive suite of role-play simulations that provides opportunities for clinicians, and clinicians in training, to practice their skills while receiving real-time feedback.
The 2020 study tests whether this simulation improves trainee skills for the treatment of clients with substance use disorders. Graduate students (N = 65; social work, clinical psychology) completed standardized patient (SP) interviews, were randomized to the simulation training program or manual comparison condition (Project MATCH manual) and completed SP interviews three months post-baseline. Results indicated a significant group effect, with students assigned to the simulation training program showing greater improvement in “extensiveness” and “skillfulness” ratings across three skill categories:
Research by Mastroleo et al. To read the paper, click here
* This work was supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
[Grant number R44AA023719].
* System development was in collaboration with Binghamton University's Dr. Nadine Mastroleo, Brown University's Dr. Molly Magill, and a panel of experts from Binghamton University, Brown University, and Yale University