MATCH Multi-Agency Direct Services Training

Dates: Pre-register for June 2024 (Exact dates TBD)
Times: 8 hours over 5 days (Exact time will be determined by registrant pool time zones)
Location: Online, via Zoom

How Does MATCH-ADTC Work?

MATCH-ADTC Combines 33 Procedures Drawn From the Most Successful Evidence-Based Treatments Into a Single, Flexible System.

Users start by selecting the primary clinical target area for treatment: anxiety, depression, trauma, or conduct. The MATCH-ADTC protocol then guides providers through well-organized resources to address the primary clinical target while deftly responding to a diverse array of therapeutic roadblocks, such as comorbid problems or unexpected life stressors.

MATCH-ADTC includes the following:

Direct Services Training Overview

The MATCH Direct Services Training Series teaches mental health professionals to use the MATCH program to improve their direct care to clients. The program’s primary aim is for professionals to develop proficiency in the selection, organization, and delivery of the common practices included in the MATCH program. This series satisfies a prerequisite for the MATCH Supervision and Consultation Training Series.

PATH TO CERTIFICATION INCLUDES:

MATCH Direct Services Learning Objectives:

  1. Provide a high-level description of the Modular Approach to Therapy for Children (MATCH) in the context of direct service to clients.
  2. Access and navigate four core resources of the MATCH system, namely, Flowcharts, Clinical Dashboard, Therapy Modules, and Supplemental Materials.
  3. Apply the expertise development framework to an initial self-assessment of competence in the MATCH concepts and resources.
  4. Integrate and utilize assessment data to effectively identify target areas for treatment and inform selection of a core target area.
  5. Identify the concept of Core-Interference for focusing effort on a prioritized problem area, including returning to working on the targeted problem area as soon as possible after addressing events.
  6. Identify four domains for care management in the MATCH framework and identify key features for three of those domains (Relationship and Change Management, Episode Management, and Session Management).
  1. Use the flowchart for Anxiety to identify therapy modules in each of the three phases of treatment (Connect, Cultivate, and Consolidate) as well as key decision points, such as when to handle interference or proceed to termination.
  2. Develop a monitoring plan that supports evaluation of client progress toward treatment goals throughout the course of service delivery.
  3. Describe the key principles and common challenges of practicing exposure for a treatment target of Anxiety.
  4. Build a Fear Ladder for a youth with a treatment target of Anxiety.
  5. Manage interferences to maintain a focus on treatment of Anxiety using the MATCH system.
  6. Integrate multiple MATCH resources to prepare for a treatment episode targeting Anxiety and create a Clinical Dashboard for a sample client.
  1. Use the flowcharts for Traumatic Stress and Depression to identify therapy modules in each of the three phases of treatment (Connect, Cultivate, and Consolidate) as well as key decision points, such as when to handle interference or proceed to termination.
  2. Recognize the key principles and common challenges of applying the Trauma Narrative therapy module to the targeted treatment of traumatic stress.
  3. Describe the procedure for teaching a youth Problem Solving using the S-T-E-P-S acronym.
  4. Describe the rationale for Activity Selection for targeted treatment of depression, and how to collaboratively plan an activity schedule.
  5. Manage interferences to maintain a focus on treatment of Traumatic Stress or Depression using the MATCH system.
  6. Integrate multiple MATCH resources to prepare for a treatment episode targeting Traumatic Stress or Depression and create a Clinical Dashboard for a sample client.
  1. Use the flowchart for Conduct to identify therapy modules common to each of the three phases of treatment (Connect, Cultivate, and Consolidate) as well as key decision points, such as when to handle interference or proceed to termination.
  2. Identify Socratic questions to elicit information from caregivers about their child’s disruptive behavior as it relates to four separate factors.
  3. Recognize how One-on-One Time can be effectively used to enhance a child’s motivation to work for a caregiver and to establish a more positive interaction pattern.
  4. Describe the key principles and common challenges of teaching caregivers Time Out as a means of dealing with moderately disruptive behaviors.
  5. Describe management of interferences to maintain a focus on treatment of Conduct using the MATCH system.
  6. Integrate multiple MATCH resources to prepare for a treatment episode targeting Conduct and create a Clinical Dashboard for a sample client.
  1. Demonstrate skill with a modular, evidence-based treatment for Anxiety, Depression, Traumatic Stress, and Conduct to deliver this program with integrity to the MATCH model for improved client outcomes.
  2. Apply the MATCH concepts, processes, and practice tools as part of direct service.
  3. Demonstrate how to evaluate client care using a modular approach.
  4. Evaluate client progress throughout the course of service delivery.
  5. Make empirically-informed adaptations to practice that are responsive to real-time information about progress.
  6. Demonstrate persistence in the pursuit of a prioritized treatment target, when necessary adapting to critical distraction or disengagement by shifting from a planned activity to a circumscribed response that addresses obstacles in order to return to the core target as soon as possible.