Contingency Management refers to the use of incentives, privileges and responsibilities as rewards to enhance motivation and maintain patients' compliance in the recovery process. This method, used extensively in hospital and residential treatment programs, is based on the principle that if a behavior is reinforced or rewarded it is more likely to occur in the future. Maudsley/FBT treatment utilizes 3 levels [stages] of treatment and progression to the next level is based on predetermined criteria. Bribes or threats are not considered legitimate uses of this treatment approach.
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