What’s Seen and Unseen: What All Clinicians Need to know about Substance Use when Assessing and Treating Teens and Young Adults
Presenter Christine McCall, CADC
Date: Wednesday, August 3 and 31, 2022 9-11AM
Cost: $60. Includes 4 CEU’s for social workers, psychologists and counselors. $70 for IADOPCA CEU's
(Free to JCFS Chicago staff, who must register through UKG Pro Learning)
Alcohol, drugs, and other addictive behaviors may be part of the lives of teens and young adults even when they are not openly presented at intake or early in counseling. What do clinicians need to ask? What should be looked for? When use or abuse is identified, how do clinicians integrate these issues into the existing treatment plan, and use existing relational skills as part of the treatment?
- Understand the differences between the adolescent and adult brain
- Increased comfort with integrating substance use issues into the intake assessment.
- Increased comfort in integration of substance use issues through the course of therapy.
- Greater clarity of interventions to use with this population
Christine McCall, CADC, holds a Master of Social Work degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work and is a licensed clinical social worker. Christine oversees all clinical operations with PEER Services and leads presentations throughout Chicago and the Northern Suburbs on various topics regarding substance use and treatment. In addition to PEER Services, Christine has a psychotherapy practice in Evanston.