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The Pinnacle Peak Institute training staff bring more than twenty years of practical experiences with Motivational Enhancement and Cognitive Behavioral Therapeutic (MET CBT) interventions from diverse settings and populations. The trainers have worked with community agencies, juvenile probation and corrections, school based programs and the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) since 2003 in providing highly effective trainings and certification in the MET CBT protocols.  

Pinnacle Peak Institute trainers bring to trainings and presentations insights and clinical examples that can only be gained through their more than twenty years of experience as clinicians in diverse settings and populations. They blend engaging stories and dynamic presentation with practical and clinical expertise in presenting evidence based therapy and treatment modalities.

Trainings can be tailored to fit the needs of your agency or group of agencies including onsite training, and online hybrid trainings.

 MET/CBT 5 Training Brochure


MET/CBT 5 is an adolescent, alcohol- drug treatment protocol, based on the Cannabis Youth Treatment Series (CYT) manual Volume 1. MET/CBT 5 was proven effective in treating cannabis dependent adolescents through the CYT clinical trial study. The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) responded to the lack of evidence-based approaches for treating adolescent cannabis users by funding a cooperative agreement called the Cannabis Youth Treatment (CYT) study. With 600 families, CYT is the largest randomized experiment of adolescent substance abuse treatment ever conducted in community-based settings. Adolescents were randomly assigned to one of five types of short-term (6 to 13 weeks) outpatient treatment that varied in theoretical orientation, format (individual, group, family), service components and service duration. MET/CBT 5 was the shortest in duration and required the least amount of resources – the outcomes of all of the manualized treatment protocols proved to have the same positive effect on the participants including MET/CBT 5.

MET/CBT 5 was later proven effective in treating alcohol and other drug addicted adolescent through the SAMHSA Effective Adolescent Treatment (EAT) targeted Capacity Expansion Grant.




MET/CBT 7 - The Motivational Enhancement Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Supplement: 7 Sessions of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adolescent Cannabis Users is volume two in the Cannabis Youth Treatment Series (CYT).  The CBT 7 manual, a supplement to MET/CBT 5, CYT Series, Volume 1, presents a seven-session cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT 7) approach designed especially for adolescent cannabis users. It addresses the implementation and evaluation of cognitive behavioral treatment for adolescent marijuana users as part of the Cannabis Youth Treatment Project: A Cooperative Agreement for Evaluating the Efficacy of Five Treatments for Adolescents With Self-Reported Marijuana Use and Problems Associated With Its Use. This volume provides instructions for sessions 6 through 12 of the cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for adolescent marijuana users. The first five sessions (two motivational enhancement therapy [MET] sessions and three CBT sessions) are described in MET/CBT 5 for Adolescent Cannabis Users: CYT Series, Volume 1.

The manual was written for cannabis users but can be used for treating other substance use disorders as well.



MET/CBT 5 Research Links:


Presentation at Joint Meeting on Adolescent Treatment Effectiveness of EAT MET/CBT 5 implementation


Overview of MET/CBT adoption presentation by Randolph Muck in 2010


CYT Main Findings Michael Dennis Presentation


Chestnut Health CYT information


Overview of CYT and EAT Findings  Michael Dennis and Randolph Muck


Presentation at 2008 Joint Meeting on Adolescent Treatment Effectiveness CYT vs EAT Findings Michael Dennis and Randolph Muck