Categories: New Grant Award
Motivational Interviewing Skills for Coaching. Investigators on this development project are creating a training platform, the Motivational Interviewing Training and Assessment System (MITAS) for Coaches, to equip instructional personnel with the conversational skills necessary to more effectively engage teachers in the coaching process, improve teacher implementation of evidence-based classroom behavior management strategies, and influence student outcomes.
Researchers on this four-year project are (a) creating a fully-developed version of the MITAS for Coaches via an iterative development process; (b) investigating the usability, feasibility, and fidelity of implementation of the MITAS for Coaches; and (c) examining the promise of the MITAS for Coaches to influence proximal and distal outcomes.
This is a secondary analysis research project in which the scientists are using innovative statistical approaches to identify processes or events that culminate with the comborbity of Alcohol Use Disorders (AUD) with Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) and other psychiatric disorders. Investigators are evaluating the impact that such forms of comorbidity have on the course and outcomes of AUD. This one-year grant is funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).