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Contingency Management— Practical Applications for Mental Health Practitioners
Collaborating TTC: Central East MHTTC
August 10, 2022

Contingency Management (CM) is an evidence-based behavioral therapy model focused on reinforcing desired behavior with tangible rewards. Although recognized as an important and effective intervention for individuals with substance use disorders, CM can also be used to support behavior change in people with serious mental illness and co-occurring disorders (CODs). This guide provides an overview of what CM is and how providers can use the technique effectively in mental health treatment settings.