Emerging Trends in Adolescent Substance Abuse
Oxford Treatment Center’s professional training continues with our Sept. 17 continuing education conference.
5 CE HOURS | SEPTEMBER 17 | 9:00 AM–3:30 PM
Presented by Reggie Watkins, MLAP, ADC, ICADC and Laura Merrill McCaleb, LCSW.
Oxford Treatment Center will donate the entire registration fee to the designated nonprofit Active Minds for this CE event.
For this program, Oxford Treatment Center is approved for 5 CE Credit Hours for Social Workers and Counselors by the Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists and by the NBCC.
The Oxford Treatment Center is approved as a Designated Provider of Social Work Continuing Education hours by the Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists. Social workers receive 5 CE Credit hours for full attendance/successful completion in this course.
Oxford Treatment Center has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6987. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.
Oxford Treatment Center is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.
Upon attending the program and completing a provided evaluation, you will gain access to a presentation-quality certificate of completion containing details about the program. This can be used as proof of completion to obtain CE credits / hours.
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About the program:
Part 1 – Overview of Adolescence – Laura Merrill McCaleb
This portion of the program will provide participants with basic information related adolescence and what makes this population susceptible to addiction.
- -Participant will be able to describe commonly held myths and messages related to the period of adolescence and how these can influence interactions with treatment providers.
- -Participant will identify three changes that occur in adolescence and how they impact functioning.
- -Participant will be able to analyze how commonly held myths and messages related to and changes in adolescence can put an adolescent at increased risk of substance abuse.
Estimated time – 1 hour – 1.5 hours
Part 2 – Current Young Adult Drug Trends 2019 – Reggie Watkins
Our young adult population in this country is at a very high risk due to substance abuse issues. Our society has glamorized these behaviors so long via the media, television, entertainment and sports until our young people are numb to the dangers of drug use. The youth of today are faced with more powerful and deadly chemicals that ever before. With there being very little information and education provided about the severity of the issue. The Oxford Treatment Center is recognized as on of the leading advocates to educate and treat the addicted individual and their families.
- -Participants will gain an understanding of the scope and dynamics of substance abuse issues.
- -Clearly define why addiction is so difficult to treat.
- -Learn ways to prevent and counter these issues.
Estimated time – 2 hours
Part 3 – Clinical Interventions – Laura Merrill McCaleb
This portion of the program will provide participants with information related to theories and interventions that can be used to help adolescents that are dealing with substance abuse issues.
- -Participant will be able to identify benefits associated with viewing adolescent substance abuse and treatment through the lens of trauma informed care and attachment theories.
- -Participant will be able to identify specific ways that interventions related to CBT, DBT and Holistic Wellness can be used to help adolescents dealing with substance abuse develop skills that can help them maintain sobriety long term.
- -Participant will learn tools to motivate adolescent participation in substance abuse treatment
Estimated time – 1 hour – 1.5 hours