100591: Treatment of Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders

About the Course:

Best Practices Guideline provided by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment(CSAT). Presents information on how to conduct treatment specifically tailored to adolescents and on common and effective treatment components.

Author

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, psychologists, and other human services and behavioral health professionals who seek knowledge about treatment for adolescents with substance use disorders. It is appropriate for participants with intermediate to advanced levels of knowledge about the topic.

Course Objectives:

  1. increase understanding of differences between adolescent and adult substance abuse, and how this translates into differences in general treatment approach

  2. outline the key points involved in treating adolescents, regardless of theoretical orientation, including being effectively knowledgeable about general program characteristics recommended for any program working with adolescents.

  3. outline both shared and unique components of adolescent treatment programs based upon 12 Step, Therapeutic Community, and Family Therapy models.

  4. master the concepts involved in the most important legal and ethical issues regarding substance abuse treatment of adolescents, especially those pertaining to consent to treatment and disclosure of confidential information.

  5. increase knowledge of the unique treatment issues presented by youths with coexisting disorders, various sexual orientations, involvement in the criminal justice system, and displaced housing situations.

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