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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 for implementation or adaptation.

5/20/2019 to 5/21/2019
When: May 20 - 21, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: WPHCA Offices
5202 Eastpark Blvd.
Suite 109
Madison, Mendota Conference Room  53718
United States
Contact: Molly Jones

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Matrix Model: 2-Day Core Training

WPHCA Offices

5202 Eastpark Blvd, Suite 109

Madison, WI 53718

May 20-21, 2019

Registration: Thank you to those of you who registered before April 1, 2019 to ensure that we had enough participants to hold this training. Registration is NOW EXTENDED until Friday, May 10, 2019! Please register before then to secure your spot - we have room for 30 people to participate in this training!

Matrix Model 2-Day Core Training Overview: 

The initial training for an organization wanting to begin using the Matrix Model® is a 2-day core training with an experienced Matrix clinical trainer. The Matrix approach emphasizes the use of outpatient techniques. 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 for implementation or adaptation. Training curriculum will focus on training in the Matrix Model Manual and its components; Relapse Prevention Group, Early Recovery Skills, Brain and Addiction, Stages of Recovery, Family Education, Social Support Group, Medication Assisted Treatment, and Motivational Interviewing concepts and application.

Course Goals:

  • To develop and learn the necessary skills needed to be able to implement an evidence based treatment protocol called the Matrix Model®.
  • To gain knowledge necessary to become a certified Matrix Model® Key Supervisor
  • To prepare your organization for possible Matrix Model® certification
  • Employ the Matrix Model® with various cross cultural populations, such as Native Americans, and Criminal Justice clients

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the 6 core components of the Matrix Model® for teaching and implementing an effective Matrix Model® Program
  • Explain both the Neurobehavioral Model and Stages of Recovery and how they contribute to the progression of addiction
  • Identify the benefits of a manualized treatment protocol for persons served.
  • Specify how to implement elements of the Matrix Model® into existing treatment programs.
  • Explain how the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing is assimilated and delivered into treatment application.
  • Demonstrate how the Matrix Model® differs from other types of
    out-patient chemical dependency treatments with regards to treatment delivery.


Training Agenda:

DAY 1: Monday, May 20, 2019

8:30am - 9:00am      Light breakfast 

9:00am – 9:15am     Introductions

9:15am – 10:15am   Background on Treatment Modalities and System

10:15am – 10:30am Break Time

10:30am – 12:00pm Principals of the Matrix Model® and Triggers & Cravings

12:00pm -1:00pm     Lunch

1:00pm – 2:30pm     Road Map to Recovery & experiential brain model exercise

2:30pm – 2:45pm     Break

2:45pm – 4:15pm     MI Philosophy & Medication Assisted Treatment

4:15pm – 4:30pm     Final Questions


DAY 2: Tuesday, May 21, 2019

8:30am - 9:00am      Light breakfast

9:00am – 9:15am     Reminders and Question regarding Day 2

9:15am – 10:15am   Matrix Model® Components, Co –Leaders, Early Recovery

10:15am – 10:30am Break Time

10:30am – 12:00pm ERS Role Play, Application of Relapse Prevention Group

12:00pm -1:00pm     Lunch

1:00pm – 2:30pm     RP Video and Discussion, Family Education, Urine Tests

2:30pm – 2:45pm     Break

2:45pm – 4:15pm     Adolescents, Social Support, Individual/ Conjoint & Relapse Analysis, Scheduling

4:15pm -4:30pm      Final Comments and Goodbyes



Registration Fees: This fee includes breakfast, lunch, and CEUs. WPHCA plans to charge registration fees after the event. If you have any questions, please contact Molly Jones (; 608-443-2957).

WPHCA Members: Registration will cost $650/ attendee. WPHCA will be able to reduce this rate for Health Center staff, if more than 3 people from your Health Center attend and we have more than 15 people attend the training.

Non-WPHCA Members: Registration will cost $700/attendee.

Hotel Information: We do not have a block of rooms reserved, however, we have 2 hotels near by with corporate rates. Mention you are attending a meeting with Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association at either of these locations. 

  • Staybridge Suites Madison East - 3301 City View Dr, Madison, rate of $110
  • LaQuinta - 5217 E. Terrace Drive, Madison, rate of $85

Continuing Education Credit: This course meets qualifications for 12 hours of continuing education credit as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Cancellation Policy:Registered participants may substitute another participant at no charge up to the day of the conference. Please inform WPHCA staff Lindsey Hess ( of the substitution as soon as possible to coordinate meals and participant materials. Participants may cancel at no charge up to 7 days before the event begins. No refunds are available for cancellations 6 days or fewer before the event begins.