Computer-Assisted Motivational Intervention (CAMI)

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Promising Research Evidence
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About This Program

The information in this program outline is provided by the program representative and edited by the CEBC staff. Computer-Assisted Motivational Intervention (CAMI) has been rated by the CEBC in the area of: Teen Pregnancy Services.

Target Population: Pregnant and/or parenting adolescents ages 18 and younger

For children/adolescents ages: 13 – 18

Brief Description

The purpose of the CAMI is to increase motivation among adolescent mothers to consistently use condoms and contraception with the long-term goal of reducing rapid repeat births. CAMI consists of 60-minute sessions conducted in two-parts by trained counselors who meet one-on-one with pregnant and/or parenting adolescent mothers, ages 12 through 18 years old. During the first part of each session, participants use the computer-based CAMI program to answer questions about current sexual relationships and contraceptive use intentions and behaviors. Based on the responses generated, CAMI counselors conduct a stage-matched Motivational Interviewing session to enhance participants’ motivation to consistently use condoms and contraception in order to reduce the risk for a repeat pregnancy.

Program Goals:

The goals of Computer-Assisted Motivational Intervention (CAMI) are:

  • Encourage consistent condom and hormonal contraceptive use
  • Assist adolescent mothers to understand their own motivations and goals
  • Help them see the inconsistencies between their goals and current behaviors in a non-judgmental manner. CAMI counselors use Motivational Interviewing techniques to help adolescent mothers make healthier choices to reduce their risk for repeat pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections

Contact Information

Name: Josefina J. Card, PhD
Title: CEO/President
Agency/Affiliation: Sociometrics Corporation
Phone: (650) 949-3282
Fax: (650) 949-3299

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: July 2017

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: May 2017

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: March 2014