Dr. Jorge Palacios, Senior Digital Health Scientist at Amwell®  chatted to Resilience Coach Josh Connolly on the latest episode of our #CBTalks Podcast about his journey with addiction & how we can explore our relationship with substances such as alcohol:


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Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)

Motivational Enhancement Therapy focuses on improving an individual’s motivation to change with 6 basic steps called the FRAMES model:

  • Feedback: Deliver feedback on the risks and negative consequences of substance use.
  • Responsibility: Emphasise that the individual is responsible for making his or her own decision about his/her drug use.
  • Advice: Give straightforward advice on modifying drug use.
  • Menu of options: Give menus of options to choose from, fostering the participants involvement in decision-making.
  • Empathy: Be empathic, respectful, and non-judgmental. 
  • Self-efficacy: Express optimism that the individual can modify his or her substance use if they choose. Self-efficacy is one’s ability to produce a desired result or effect.


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

With CBT, participants will better understand their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours and learn how to make positive changes - proven to reduce symptoms and better manage their mental health and wellbeing. Participants walk away with the tools to better manage their mental health now and in the future.