Now Offering Virtual Matrix Model Core and Key Supervisor Training! Please select the virtual option during registration if you are interested. On-site trainings are still available under guidance from state and local public health policies in the wake of COVID-19.
Our Matrix Model trainers work with clinicians and healthcare organizations to adapt the model into their existing treatment programs. Our trainers are highly specialized in teaching the model to the clinical and structural fidelity of the evidence-based manual, Matrix Model of Intensive Outpatient Treatment.
CLARE|MATRIX provides open enrollment trainings bi-monthly at our administrative headquarters in Santa Monica, California. Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, we are currently offering the option to attend the training on-site in Santa Monica or virtually.
See the calendar of open enrollment dates and training workshop descriptions on this page for more information. Please note that all trainings are scheduled on Pacific Time.
If you have any questions please contact the Director of Training, Donna Johnson, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Matrix Model 2-Day Core Training Workshop
This updated training is based on the second edition, Matrix Model Manual Revised and Expanded. The two-day workshop includes a didactic overview of the Matrix Model and experiential exercises. There will be special emphasis on familiarizing the audience with the components of the model and how to start using it whether in implementation or adaptation. Participants in this training will be able to: describe the various core components that comprise the Matrix Model and begin implementing them at their organization, educate their clients on the brain and addiction, apply the Matrix format cognitive behavioral manualized treatment with difficult and complex populations and incorporate elements of the Matrix Model into existing treatment programs. (Optional Native focused training, upon request.)
The Matrix Model for Criminal Justice Settings Workshop
The workshop will include the Matrix Model Core Training as well as the additional criminogenic focused components. Participants will be trained on how to give offenders with substance use disorders the knowledge, structure and support to allow them to achieve abstinence from substance use and criminal behavior.
The Matrix Model 2-Day Core Training for Teens & Young Adults Workshop
This updated training is based on the second edition, Matrix Model Manual Revised and Expanded. The two-day workshop includes a didactic overview of the Matrix Model and experiential exercises. There will be special emphasis on familiarizing the audience with the components of the model and how to start using it whether in implementation or adaptation.
The Matrix Model Key Supervisor Training Workshop
The Key Supervisor Training will include a Matrix Key Supervisor Manual, observations of actual group treatment sessions, and use of the fidelity instruments of the model along with a host of other advanced training and support materials. The key supervisors will be trained to supervise clinicians in the Matrix Model of treatment, to work with administrators to adapt the model to their settings, and to administer the fidelity instruments.
Follow-on Phone Supervision for Key Supervisors Implementing Fidelity to the Matrix Model
Phone supervision with a Matrix trainer will allow organizations that are looking to ensure fidelity to the Matrix Model have monthly support for their key supervisor while they are in the process of implementation. Calls can be monthly or bi-monthly for up to 12 months or on a month-to-month basis. Ideal for organizations with multiple locations and key supervisors.
Substances: Basic Knowledge and Concepts in Best Practices (1 or 2-Day Option)
This training will focus on substances and its impact on the user, the family and the community as a whole. Medical complications regarding the acute and chronic long-term physical and psychological effects will be discussed along with understanding medication assisted treatment.
Triggers and The Brain: The Progression of Substance Use
This workshop will teach the concepts of the brain and addiction. Emphasis will be placed on how the progression of a substance use disorder takes hold on an individual from a social phase through a disaster phase along with the triggers that contribute to the conditioned response.
Motivational Interviewing Training (1 or 2-Day Option)
This workshop will provide the essential theoretical and conceptual underpinnings of motivational interviewing and its techniques in order to help people move toward change. Participants will gain familiarity with the opening strategies designed to elicit change talk from individuals who are early in the stages of change.
The Matrix Model Certification Program
The Matrix Model Certification Program identifies treatment programs delivering the highest quality of services to clinical and structural fidelity. Certified sites will receive a certificate of recognition, use of the Matrix logo in promotional materials, placement on the CLARE|MATRIX website as a certified Matrix site, and ongoing technical support. (Prerequisite: Requires a trained key supervisor and implementation of a Matrix program for a minimum of six months prior to a scheduled a site visit.)