Intensive Training Program
Robert J. Meyers, Ph.D. & Associates, (RJM) Intensive Training Program in
Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA), Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach
(A-CRA) and Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) for providers
are described below.
Intensive Training Program is designed to help providers learn and sustain an
evidenced based treatment, while maintaining fidelity to the models.
Training and Therapist Certification
training and supervision is provided by Drs. Meyers, Smith and/or an
associate on the following schedule (or an appropriate variation)
2.5 day training for all participants and supervisors.
phone conference (“coaching”) calls are conducted with supervisors and
participants for approximately a 6-month period of time.
- RJM associates
review and discuss ratings and give written feedback to therapists and
supervisors on their audio-taped sessions to ensure correct clinical
implementation; each taped session is given specific written feedback and
some sessions are discussed on the coaching calls.
order to be certified, each participant member (including supervisors)
must pass a minimum of eight (8) procedures on the Procedural
Checklist. It typically requires each to submit approximately 10 -12
tapes to RJM & Associates for review in order to obtain eight that
reach the required skill level. Agencies typically set time limits for
their participants to become certified (e.g., 1 year). This can be
negotiated with RJM & Associates.
therapists can elect to start the process of becoming a certified coder,
supervisor, and trainer.
and/or Supervisor Requirements for CRA, A-CRA, or CRAFT
full training in the desired treatment (CRA, A-CRA, or CRAFT).
certified as a therapist in the desired treatment before beginning the
supervisor or coder certification process.
to and rate at least one therapist tape per week using the rating form and
criteria provided by RJM and maintain 80% agreement with expert raters
(from RJM & Associates) for a minimum of 5 tapes.
also must have bi-weekly supervision with their CRA, A-CRA, or CRAFT
therapists. This can occur on-site, or via Skype or a conference call.
Regardless, the supervision sessions must be taped so that they can be
reviewed by RJM & Associates. Written and verbal feedback on these
sessions is provided. Supervision can occur individually or in a
minimum of 4 supervision session tapes must be approved for final
certification. In order to have a supervision session approved, a
supervisor must demonstrate: (a) reinforcement of competent use of the
procedures; (b) constructive feedback to improve one or more aspects of
the procedure or technique, including demonstration of a role-play; (c)
treatment-specific (CRA, A-CRA, or CRAFT) language and the appropriate
Fees for Intensive Training Program
STARTING JANUARY 1,
Training Fees: Training fees for Dr. Meyers are $11,500.00 per training in
USA. I will pay for all Travel Expenses: Including airfare, ground
transportation, meals, and hotel fees. I will provide all CRAFT
forms, CRAFT power point and agenda to all training sites.
may be a 15% administrative fee added to the contract to pay for the
website, website upkeep, accountant, and Dr. Meyers’ time for developing
and overseeing all contracts, invoices and emails, and for updating
trainings outside the USA will have an extra charge for travel expenses.
call fees are $140.00 USD per hour.
tape reviews are $70.00 USD per hour.
*Note: Under special circumstances fees may be negotiated.
participants completing the training will receive a certificate of
attendance, and CEUs if eligible (Note: this may depend on attendees’
requirements for CEU providers).
will receive a certificate as a certified CRA, A-CRA, or CRAFT therapist upon
successful completion of the certification process (see Basic Training
and Therapist Certification).
or coders will receive a certificate as a certified supervisor or coder upon
successful completion of the relevant certification process (see Coder
and/or Supervisor Requirements for CRA, A-CRA, or CRAFT).
supervisors may be eligible to pursue certification as a Trainer in CRA,
A-CRA, or CRAFT (see Dr. Meyers for details).
& Associates member has been trained extensively in coding audio tapes and
utilizes comprehensive coding manuals that were created for each protocol.
the additional training of supervisors your program can accomplish the most
important goal of sustainability.
forms, power points and other program materials are provided free of charge for
all CRA, A-CRA, and CRAFT trainings.
find upcoming trainings here.