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Engaging Adolescent Patients About Marijuana Use with David Martin (for CME)


15-year-old David Martin is visiting his doctor’s office for a routine checkup. On a patient screening questionnaire, he indicated that he has used marijuana before. As David’s primary care physician, speak with him and use Motivational Interviewing (MI) to collaborate on a plan for change around his marijuana use.

Many teens struggle with confiding to their providers about their drug use. It is an emotional subject and many fear rejection or potential consequences after sharing their experiences. Knowing how to handle this conversation without judgement can be tough, but with training, providers can create an open and supportive environment to lead them on a path to positive change.


& Students


3 - 5

Average Time
per Session

15 - 30

Teaching Objectives:

  • Utilizing the Motivational Interviewing Process
  • Creating a Collaborative Relationship
  • Using Motivational Interviewing Tools Effectively

Included in Training:

  • A Training Guide with information on using Motivational Interviewing (MI) within the pediatric primary care setting.
  • A Simulated Conversation with a varied character to prepare learners to address different frequencies of marijuana use and motivations for change.
  • Comprehensive Feedback during and after each play to help guide skill development.
  • 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits from MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society