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Treating Adolescents With Substance Use Disorders

About the Course:

This course reviews a book by a leading addiction specialist, Oscar G. Bukstein, Treating Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders. This informative and practical book explores what works in treating adolescents. The author describes best practices for treating adolescents with substance use disorders, including providing techniques to enhance motivation for change, to teach a variety of recovery skills, and to implement parent management training and parent/adolescent problem-solving. This course addresses recommended strategies to foster a prosocial peer network and to address mental health problems that can co-occur with substance use disorders (SUDs). Specific clinical strategies are recommended for clinicians to use to provide a comprehensive and integrated approach to treating adolescents with substance sue disorders. Additionally, clinicians can pick and choose strategies from this book to meet the needs of individual clients to complement their own approaches.

This course is based on the book, Treating Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders created by Oscar G. Bukstein, MD, MPH, in 2019.

Publication Date:

1st 2019; The Guilford Press

Course Material Author

Oscar G. Bukstein
Oscar G. Bukstein, MD, MPH, is Vice-Chair of Psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital and Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Previously, he was Professor of Psychiatry and Chief of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Medical Director of DePelchin Children’s Center. Dr. Bukstein spent 28 years at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he achieved the rank of Professor of Psychiatry. Since the 1980s, his clinical practice and research have focused on treatment of youth with substance use disorders and other disruptive behavior disorders. He has authored or coauthored over 150 papers, chapters, or books. Dr. Bukstein is co-chair of the Committee on Quality Issues of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, which develops clinical practice guidelines for professionals treating children and adolescents with psychiatric disorders.

Oscar G. Bukstein authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Course Creator

Anna Lynn Hollis, Ph.D., School Psychologist
Anna Hollis, Ph.D., NCSP, is a nationally certified school psychologist currently living near Detroit, Michigan. She is licensed as a psychologist in 2 states (Michigan and South Carolina) and certified as a school psychologist in in 5 states (South Carolina, Michigan, Vermont, Pennsylvania, and Maryland). She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA); the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP); the Michigan Association of School Psychologists (MASP); and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS). Dr. Hollis obtained her Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of South Carolina. Her professional interests include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Positive Psychology; Trauma-Informed Practice; and Urban School Psychology.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for all behavioral/mental health professionals who are seeking additional knowledge about the prevention, screening, assessment, and treatment of adolescent substance use disorders, as well as strategies for parent involvement in the treatment process. This course is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Discuss background information about adolescents with substance use disorders (SUDs), including important risk factors, statistics, co-occurring mental disorders, and the evidence base for interventions.
  2. Describe and discuss the process and content of screening and assessment of adolescents with substance use disorders (SUDs).
  3. Describe approaches and strategies for motivating and engaging adolescents and their parents; as well as treatment planning strategies and recommended treatment programs, strategies, tools, and techniques.


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Course Material Author

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Course Creator: Anna Lynn Hollis, Ph.D., School Psychologist

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Course Number 102673
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