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Expiration Date: May 31, 2017
Substance use assessment and intervention is particularly critical for adolescents. To be comprehensive, the counseling approach should encompass the physical, mental, emotional, social, cultural, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of the adolescent. This basic-level course examines developmental considerations, assessment tools, continuum of care, treatment approaches, and how to develop an individualized treatment plan.
Delaware Nurses – Fulfills entire substance abuse requirement.
West Virginia LPNs - Fulfills entire chemical dependency/substance abuse requirement.
Describe developmental and contextual considerations critical to treating adolescents who abuse substances.
- Identify pertinent assessment data and mechanisms for gathering such data.
- Explain the most effective modes of intervention for adolescents with substance use disorders.
- Discuss documenting individualized treatment plans for adolescents with substance use disorders.
Lori K. Holleran Steiker, PhD, CISW, ACSW, an addictions therapist for more than 12 years, is currently an associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work. During her doctoral program at Arizona State University in Tempe, she transitioned to research on adolescent substance abuse and prevention. She helped design and evaluate curriculum for the Drug Resistance Strategies Project’s model program “Keepin’ It REAL” and is working on a study of culturally grounded adaptations of that curriculum for high-risk youth in community settings. Dr. Holleran Steiker has a K01, or Mentored Research Scientist Development Award, from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. She is a recent recipient of the Deborah K. Padgett Early Career Achievement Award given by the Society for Social Work and Research. She is co-editor of a book titled Substance Abusing Latinos.
- Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from the date the course is ordered.
- You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
- Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
- All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.