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  • Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Psychiatric Technicians
Hours: 3 Contact Hours
Author(s): Lori K. Holleran Steiker, PhD, CISW, ACSW
Peer Reviewer(s): Kelly Cue Davis, PhD
Item#: N1526
Contents: 1 Course Book (44 pages)
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Counseling Adolescents With Substance Use Disorders, Updated 1st Edition

Reg. Price $26.95
Sale $24.15
Item # N1526
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Release Date: January 24, 2017

Expiration Date: January 31, 2020

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, which is intended for healthcare professionals who work with adolescents, 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.


CCMs - This program has been pre-approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit (2 hours) to Certified Case Managers (CCMs).

Course Objectives

  • 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.
Kelly Cue Davis, PhD, is a research assistant professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. She obtained her master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Washington. Her current research focuses on the effects of alcohol consumption on sexuality, sexual aggression, sexual risk-taking, and violence against women. Most recently, she has studied the effects of alcohol use on sexual violence and HIV/STI-related risk behaviors under grants from the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Dr. Davis serves as a consulting editor for Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, ad hoc reviewer for numerous psychology journals, and chair of the Task Force on Violence Against Women, Society for the Psychology of Women of the American Psychological Association.
  • Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from date of purchase or through the expiration date indicated above, whichever date comes first.
  • 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.
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