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Brief Interventions for Adolescent Alcohol and Substance Abuse- Part 2

Chapters 5 through 9

About the Course

This course is based on the book Brief Interventions for Adolescent Alcohol and Substance Abuse. This course is Part 2 of a 4-part course and covers Chapters 5 through 9 (Chapter 5: Expanding the Reach of Brief Interventions to Address Unmet Treatment Needs: SBIRT-A; Chapter 6: Motivational Enhancement in Medical Settings for Adolescent Substance Use; Chapter 7: Brief Interventions for Adolescents with Substance Abuse and Comorbid Psychiatric Problems; Chapter 8: Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Interventions for Court-Involved, Nonincarcerated Youth; and Chapter 9: Engaging Adolescents in Unstable Environments: Interventions with Foster Youth). This 4-part course reviews brief motivational interventions for addressing adolescent alcohol and other substance use in a range of clinical contexts. Participants will learn about the etiology and developmental context of adolescent addictive behaviors as well as effective treatment approaches. Practical strategies for intervening with diverse populations will be discussed, including strategies for college students, youth in the justice system, youth in foster care, youth with co-occurring substance abuse and psychiatric problems, LGBT+ youth, and Latino and American Indian adolescents. Additionally, recommendations for future research will be discussed.

This course is based on the book, Brief Interventions for Adolescent Alcohol and Substance Abuse created by Peter M. Monti, Ph.D., et al. in 2018.

Publication Date:

May 2018

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were 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.

Peter M. Monti, Ph.D.

Peter M. Monti, Ph.D. is Donald G. Millar Distinguished Professor of Alcohol and Addiction Studies and Director of the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University, where he also serves as Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences and of Psychiatry and Human Behavior. He is a past president of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) and a recipient of the Marlatt Mentorship Award and Distinguished Researcher Award from the RSA, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Addictive Behaviors Special Interest Group of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the Distinguished Career Contributions to Education and Training Award from Division 50 (Society of Addiction Psychology) of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Monti is a recognized leader in understanding the biobehavioral mechanisms that underlie addictive behavior and its prevention and treatment. He has published several books and approximately 400 papers and chapters.

Suzanne M. Colby, Ph.D.

Suzanne M. Colby, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and Associate Director of the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University. She is a senior editor of the journal Addiction and a Fellow of Divisions 28 (Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse) and 50 (Society of Addiction Psychology) of the American Psychological Association. She is president-elect of the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco (SRNT) and Chair of SRNT's Adolescent Research Network. Dr. Colby's research focuses on the development of innovative brief alcohol and other substance use interventions, particularly for underserved adolescents and young adults. She has conducted numerous randomized controlled trials of brief motivational interventions for adolescent smoking cessation, along with a series of laboratory-based studies of adolescent nicotine dependence and withdrawal.

Tracy O’Leary Tevyaw, Ph.D.

Tracy O’Leary Tevyaw, Ph.D. is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University and Chief Psychologist and Director of Psychology Training at Providence VA Medical Center. She leads the Providence VA’s Primary Care Behavioral Health program and is a primary supervisor in the Brown University Clinical Psychology Training Consortium. Dr. Tevyaw has served as principal investigator/co-investigator of randomized clinical trials examining brief interventions for reducing substance use in adolescents and college students. Her research areas include brief interventions, substance use disorders, anxiety disorders, integrated primary care, and shared medical appointments.

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:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Describe how the reach of brief interventions for adolescent alcohol and substance use can be expanded to meet unmet needs of the population.
  2. Explain and discuss motivational enhancement in medical settings in regard to adolescent substance use.
  3. Describe comorbid conditions and treatment considerations for adolescents with substance use issues and comorbid psychiatric conditions.
  4. Discuss substance use prevention and treatment considerations for court-involved, non-incarcerated adolescents.
  5. Describe considerations and interventions for substance use prevention and treatment with adolescents who are in foster care situations.

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