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  • Great Lakes Summer Institute: Family Interventions and Therapy for Adolescent Substance Abuse (July 2019)


    Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 12:30 PM - 3:45 PM


    Great Wolf Lodge, 3575 N US Highway 31 S, Traverse City, MI 49684


    Unhealthy adolescent behaviors occur due to past experiences and often have roots in family systems or family dysfunction. This training will discuss different levels of parent and family interaction in different phases of an adolescents treatment. An emphasis will be placed on how to negotiate the disclosure of information between adolescent and parents, ideas to assess and identify parental personal issues that impact the adolescent, an overarching philosophy of adolescent substance abuse therapy and ideas on how to present this to parents as well as techniques for parents and adolescents to engage in productive work once a philosophy and alliance have been built between therapist, adolescent, and parent. This training will utilize role playing, exercises, games, small and large group discussion, and visual displays.

    Skill level: Beginning
    Available SW CECHs: 3.0

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