This webinar is designed specifically for addiction professionals and will introduce promising, feasible approaches to implementing evidence-based substance use screening and brief intervention (SBIRT) methods in therapeutic settings for adolescents. The presenters will outline how to ask adolescents about their substance use and enhance internal motivation to change their behavior (if identified to be at risk) using motivational interviewing and cognitive-behavioral strategies. It will also discuss how to support clients in behavior change or treatment seeking goals by conducting follow-up and referrals. Participants will gain a better understanding SBIRT for adolescents, how it impacts the addiction professional, and how to use it in practice.
Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.
Intermediate level courses provide information that builds on knowledge practitioners with some experience already have. These courses focus on skill-building or adding knowledge, possibly following a brief overview of basic information, and involve using information in concrete situations and understanding the underlying structure of the material.
Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters.
To earn a CE Certificate for viewing this webinar, you must view the webinar in its entirety, complete the online evaluation, and pass the CE quiz.
This training could be applied to multiple areas of the Alaska Qualified Addictions Professional (QAP) certification. Contact the Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification (Ask for Dabney Van Liere, Executive Director) at 907-332-4333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for specific information.