Total CE Credit Hours: 16.5
Course Info URL: https://www.ce-credit.com/courses/102673
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
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.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- 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.
- Describe and discuss the process and content of screening and assessment of adolescents with substance use disorders (SUDs).
- 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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