Professional Education Programs
Clinical Work with Substance-Abusing Adolescents
This workshop addresses the unique challenges of providing treatment for adolescents who abuse substances. Beginning with an examination of the addiction cycle, participants learn how to differentiate between experimentation, dependence, and abuse, highlighting new findings on how substance use impacts teen development and connects to other unhealthy behaviors. Strategies for intervention, such as the use of harm reduction models and practical methods for engaging resistant youth, are explored. Additional topics, such as the efficacy of intervention, what works with mandated clients, medication-assisted treatment, and the challenges of treating chronic marijuana use in teens are included.
September 22, 2014 // 9am-4pm // 6 CECs // $110
Rick Cresta, LICSW, MSW, MPH; Instructor, BUSSW; Clinical Social Worker; Trainer and Program Consultant