|Price:|| $19.95|| ||Hours:||2 Contact Hours|
Release Date: January 24, 2017
Expiration Date: January 31, 2020
Life transitions such as adolescence are key risk periods for substance abuse. Therefore, substance use assessment and intervention are particularly critical for adolescents. Substance abuse counseling of adolescents is different from that of adults given adolescents’ distinctively different developmental stages and environments. In addition, the trends of adolescent substance abuse change according to the geographic region, cultural influences, and availability of substances. Participants will learn about evidence-based screening tools that are recommended for use with adolescents who may be using substances.
The course presents a treatment plan development process that is commonly used in outpatient clinics. Counseling approaches must consider the physical, mental, emotional, social, cultural, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of the adolescent. Group work is particularly effective with adolescents because of peer group influences; the inclusion of 12-step models and groups modeled on Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is useful. The course describes other treatment approaches including abstinence versus harm reduction, motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and family therapy. The course explains the continuum of care for substance-abusing youth, including prevention, outreach, therapeutic communities, and halfway houses. The course briefly discusses coexisting disorders in an adolescent client with a substance use disorder: These can include conduct disorder, anxiety disorders, trauma and stressor related disorders, bipolar disorder, depression, and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. This basic-level course is intended for social workers, mental health counselors, substance abuse counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and advanced practice and psychiatric nurses who work with youth populations.
- Social Workers participating in this course will receive 2 (clinical) continuing education clock hours upon successful course completion.Accreditations
|Price:|| $34.95|| ||Hours:||4 Contact Hours|
Release Date: December 19, 2017
Suicide and suicidal behaviors affect individuals, families, and communities, and addressing youth suicide has become a public health imperative. This intermediate-level course provides essential information on the tools needed to assess youth for suicide risk and to engage in interventions with these youth across various settings. Learners will become aware of 10 myths about youth suicide, which too often dictate how adults interact with youth who may be at heightened risk for suicide, both in public and in clinical practice. Four prominent theories of suicide are described: Durkheim’s sociological theory of suicide, Shneidman’s theory of the suicidal mind, Joiner’s interpersonal theory of suicide, and the family systems theory of suicide. Suicide risk factors are discussed, including psychiatric diagnoses, family and social factors, sexual minority status (individuals self-identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender), bullying, and demographic factors like age, gender, race, and ethnicity.
Participants will learn about assessment approaches and treatment planning. A decision-making tree and safety planning and documentation protocols are provided. The course reviews the use of psychopharmacology and of psychotherapies such as dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and attachment-based family therapy. A particular focus is placed on brief interventions that can be applied across multiple settings. Presentations of case vignettes illuminate key concepts for the various interventions. Special mention is given to clinicians who experience the loss of a patient to suicide. This course is designed for behavioral health specialists, including social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and psychologists.
- Counselors & MFTs - 3 NBCC hours are awarded for this course.
- Social Workers participating in this course will receive 4 (clinical) continuing education clock hours upon successful course completion. Accreditations