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APC: Contingency Management (CM) - Richard Rawson, PhD

Richard A. Rawson, Ph.D., is a Research Professor at the Vermont Center for Behavior and Health at the University of Vermont and a Professor Emeritus at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry.  He received a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Vermont in 1974. Dr. Rawson conducted numerous clinical trials on pharmacological and psychosocial/behavioral addiction treatments for the treatment of individuals with cocaine and methamphetamine disorders.  He has led addiction research and training projects for the United Nations, the World Health Organization and the U.S. State Department, exporting science-based knowledge to many parts of the world. He is a member of the Motivational Incentives Policy Group, a volunteer group that is working to reduce obstacles to the use of contingency management for treatment of stimulant use disorder.  He is currently providing technical assistance to 8 states on the development of treatment services for individuals with stimulant use disorder.  He was recently awarded the ASAM Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching and Leadership in Addiction Medicine and made a Distinguished Fellow by the International Society of Addiction Medicine.  Dr. Rawson has published 3 books, 40 book chapters, and over 250 peer-reviewed articles and has conducted approximately a zillion workshops, paper presentations, and training sessions. 


Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

Explain the current epidemiology of cocaine and methamphetamine in the US.

Describe the most common clinical challenges in treatment people with stimulant use disorders.

Discuss the most important medical considerations associated with stimulant use.  


Course Access

Requirements for Successful Activity Completion:

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Course Content


1. View the recorded presentation (60-75 minutes).




3. Click Evaluation to complete the course evaluation.


4. Following your completion of the evaluation, you must select and claim your preferred certificate type on the next page. Once claimed, a download button will appear in your transcript. If you do not see the download button or can not access your certificate, return to the course evaluation and claim your preferred certificate.

Post Survey


5. 90 days following your completion of this activity, you will receive a survey (2 questions) to ask about changes in your practice.


Availability: On-Demand
Expires on Mar 09, 2027
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
1.5 Attendance Credits
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