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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:
-Explain four reasons teenagers are more prone to addiction today.
-Explain the seven differences between chemically dependent adults and teenagers.
-Explain four tasks of adolescence.
-Explain four steps parents of teenage addicts can take to get support for themselves.
-Explain six key guidelines to help parents stop enabling and disengage.
-Explain the Four C's of Confrontation.
-Explain three steps in creating a supportive household for the recovering teen.
-Explain the most frequent psychoactive substance withdrawal symptoms reported by teens.
-Explain the type of prevention program that is more effective than programs that focus on refusal skills.
-Explain seven critical areas in mental health substance abuse treatment for lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth.
-Explain six functions of the Student Assistance Program (SAP) model.
-Explain six characteristics indicating adolescent drug abuse according to the Johnson Institute.

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


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