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Substance Abuse: Treating the Addicted Teen Client
Addictions: Treating Addicted Teen Clients - 10 CEUs

Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes
Social Worker CEU, Psychologist CE, Counselor CEU, MFT CEU

By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Name four reasons adolescents are more vulnerable to addiction today.
-Identify four stages of addiction among adolescents.
-Name seven differences between adolescent addiction and adult addiction.
-Describe four levels of adolescent addiction.
-Explain four developmental trajectories in adolescent addiction.
-Identify four types of cognitive and emotion control in adolescent addicts.
-List three parental factors in adolescent substance use.
-Identify four steps of establishing support in parents dealing with adolescent substance use.
-Name six key guidelines to family risk for long-term adolescent antisocial behavior.
-Discuss four aspects of intervention in adolescent addicts.
-Name three essential confrontation strategies in adolescent addiction.
-Name six steps in preparing an intervention for a substance addicted adolescent.
-Explain methods of relapse prevention in adolescent substance use.
-Name three steps in creating a supportive environment for recovering adolescents.
-Name one of the critical differences between treating chemically dependent adolescents and treating chemically dependent adults.
-Name the six functions of the Schmidt's Student Assistance Program (SAP) model.
-Explain what kind of information given in some prevention programs about alcohol and other substances might actually promote experimentation and use.
-Explain the most frequent psychoactive substance withdrawal symptoms reported by adolescents.
-Explain some associated risks of substance abuse among gay, lesbian, and bisexual questioning adolescents.
-Name six characteristics are indicators of adolescent drug abuse.
-Explain students who are less "bonded" to school more likely to engage in.
-Explain what type of prevention program is more effective than programs that focus on refusal skills.
-Name five sources of strain on the assessment process that create a difficult situation for the adolescent chemical dependency service provider.
-Name four high-risk behaviors and activities that cause 25% to 50% of all children in the United States aged 10-17 to be at risk for curtailed educational, emotional, economic, and social opportunities.
-Name seven critical areas in mental health substance abuse treatment for lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth.
-Explain the types of skills does GSC (guided self-change) identify to make changes in adolescent substance use or related problem behaviors.

"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."


CEU Continuing Education for
Psychology CEUs, Counselor CEUs, Social Worker CEUs, MFT CEUs

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