[Motivational Case Management (MOCA): A paradigm shift in drug treatment?]

Title[Motivational Case Management (MOCA): A paradigm shift in drug treatment?]
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsSchu, M, Schmid, M
JournalVerhaltenstherapie & Psychosoziale Praxis
Place PublishedGermany
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number0721-7234
Accession Number2006-04704-006. First Author & Affiliation: Schu, Martina
KeywordsCase Management, Drug Rehabilitation, Drug treatment, interviewing, Motivation, Motivational Case Management, motivational interviewing, out-patient consultancy

Based on a description of developments in the drug treatment system in Germany, especially considering out-patient consultancy and care and the evident deficits in professionalism, a recently developed method for support will be introduced. This method is being used in an ongoing heroin study. In this case two different approaches were combined: case management and motivational interviewing. For several years there has been increasing interest in these two methods, in the welfare system in general as well as in the drug treatment system. Various studies exist of each method regarding their effects as well as weaknesses. With this in view, a method was developed which combines the supporting elements and contributes to more professionalism in social work with drug addicts. The article Introduces the approach and discusses the first practical experiences. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract)

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