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17 Credit Continuing Education Program
17 Credit Continuing Education Program

Brief Interventions for Adolescent Alcohol and Substance Abuse - CE Program (BOOK & TEST) - 17 Credits/Hours

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A 17-credit, 120 question book-based CE program based on the book:

This program will present you with the unique value of brief motivational interventions for addressing adolescent alcohol and other substance use in a range of clinical contexts. It presents cutting-edge knowledge on the etiology and developmental context of adolescent addictive behaviors and reviews exemplary treatment approaches. Effective strategies are described for intervening with diverse populations, such as college students, youth in the justice system, youth in foster care, those with co-occurring substance abuse and psychiatric problems, LGBT youth, and Latino and Native American adolescents.

Target Audience
Psychologists | School Psychologists | Marriage & Family Therapists | Mental Health Counselors | Social Workers

Learning Level
Intermediate

Learning Objectives
  • Explain the recent advances in knowledge about adolescent substance use.
  • Recognize the neurocognitive impact of substance use on the developing brain.
  • Identify personality traits and environmental risk factors for substance use in teens.
  • Summarize a therapy treatment with substance-abusing adolescents that are also diagnosed with comorbid disorders.
  • Present the evidence base for brief motivational interventions and discuss ways to support wide-scale implementation.
  • Describe the SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment) brief model of treatment for substance abuse in adolescents.
  • Present step-by-step instructions for individual therapeutic interventions, group therapeutic interventions, or community screening and interventions for adolescents who abuse alcohol and other substances.
  • Identify treatments concerns as well as empirically validated treatment options for specific populations of adolescents and young adults with alcohol and substance abuse options (i.e., college students, youths involved in the justice system and in foster care, sexual and gender minority youth, Latino youth, and American Indian and Alaskan Native youth).
  • Discuss future research opportunities for screening and brief alcohol interventions with adolescents.

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