Component Analysis for Motivational Interviewing
|Alcohol-Related Disorders Alcohol Use Disorders Alcohol Drinking Alcoholism Alcohol Abuse||Behavioral: Full Motivational Interviewing ("FMI") Behavioral: Spirit Only Motivational Interviewing ("SOMI")|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Component Analysis for Motivational Interviewing|
- Time Line Follow Back [ Time Frame: 36 weeks ]Calendar-based method of recording drinking patterns. Data will be aggregated into summary variables including sum of standard drinks, mean drinks per drinking day, and percent days heavy drinking at multiple time points.
|Study Start Date:||May 2012|
|Study Completion Date:||August 2016|
|Primary Completion Date:||April 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Active Comparator: Psychotherapy||
Behavioral: Full Motivational Interviewing ("FMI")
Relational and technical technical (directive) strategies in counselling sessions to significantly increase commitment strength to reduce drinking.Behavioral: Spirit Only Motivational Interviewing ("SOMI")
Empathic and non-directive counselling based on Rogerian psychotherapy model.
No Intervention: Self-Change Control ("SCC")
SCC participants will be told that they should attempt to reduce their drinking over the course of 8 weeks. (If unsuccessful, they will be offered Full Motivational Interviewing therapy sessions.)
Project Motion is a clinical research study for people seeking to reduce, but not stop their drinking. Individuals who qualify will receive a comprehensive assessment and brief individual psychotherapy at no cost. The study is being conducted by a team of scientists at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the New York State Psychiatric Institute and is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Our offices are located next to Columbus Circle and we offer convenient hours for appointments.
The purpose of our study is to understand how brief psychotherapy helps people reduce alcohol consumption and drinking problems. For example, we know that some people can reduce drinking with little or no treatment, whereas others benefit from one-on-one psychotherapy. However, we do not know why this happens. Individuals who qualify and decide to participate will be assigned by chance to one of three conditions. Individuals assigned to the first two conditions will receive brief psychotherapy, beginning the first week of their participation in the study. Individuals in the third condition will receive feedback on their drinking and be asked to reduce their drinking with the aid of telephone self-monitoring for a period of 8 weeks. Individuals in the third condition will then receive psychotherapy as well. The delay of 8 weeks will allow us to understand how the psychotherapy works compared to how people change without counseling.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01642381
|United States, New York|
|North Shore LIJ Health Systems|
|Great Neck, New York, United States, 11021|
|Principal Investigator:||Jonathan Morgenstern, PhD||North Shore LIJ Health Systems|