Treatment Considerations for Youth and Young Adults with Serious Emotional Disturbances, Serious Mental Illnesses and Co-occurring Substance Use (2 credit hours)

Program Summary:   This course explores treatment considerations for youth with SED and young adults with SMI and co-occurring substance use.  It offers an overview of risk and protective factors, impact of the problem, and barriers to treatment.  The course examines three treatment practices:  cognitive behavioral therapy, multidimensional family therapy, and pharmacotherapy.  Five program examples are given.

This course is recommended for social workers and counselors and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.  

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Course Reading:  Treatment Considerations for Youth and Young Adults with Serious Emotional Disturbances/ Serious Mental Illnesses and Co-Occurring Substance Use, Chapters 1 – 4

Publisher:  SAMHSA

Course Objectives:  To enhance professional practice, values, skills and knowledge by exploring treatment considerations for youth with SED and young adults with SMI.  Identify considerations for implementing treatment practices.

Learning Objectives:  Describe the current understanding of common mental illness co-occurring with substance misuse or substance use disorders.  Identify barriers to treatment.  Compare  CBT, MDFT, and pharmacotherapy.

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1: Chapter 1// Serious emotional disturbance (SED) refers to a diagnosable mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder experienced by people ____________ .
 
 
2: Who should screen youth and young adults for mental and substance use disorders?
 
 
 
 
 
3: Which group is at increased risk of suicidal ideation and attempts, failure to graduate high school on time, and early pregnancy:
 
 
 
4: Which services lead to better long-term outcomes?
 
 
5: Chapter 2//  Which treatment practice provides a framework for teaching skills related to managing emotions, challenging negative thoughts, and problem solving?
 
 
 
 
6: Which treatment approach recognizes that an individual's symptom management, retention in treatment, and overall treatment response is shaped not only by individual-level factors but also family-level factors?
 
 
 
 
7: For many people, the most effective behavioral health approach involves
 
 
 
8: According to the Summary of Evidence Review chart on page 21, CBT, MDFT, and pharmacotherapy were each given a rating of  _____________ for causal impact.
 
 
 
9: Chapter 3// Which is a counseling technique and treatment approach that helps individuals overcome ambivalent feelings and resistance, while clinicians offer their empathy and support?
 
 
 
 
10: Conditions where people live, learn, work, and play that affect their health and wellbeing are known as
 
 
 
 
11: Clinicians should be mindful that underlying social determinants of health impact
 
 
 
 
12: CA-CBT adapts CBT to
 
 
 
 
13: The extent to which the clinician delivering an intervention adheres to the protocol or program model intended by its developers describes
 
 
14: Which of the following plays a role in health and wellbeing?
 
 
 
 
 
 
15: The way in which people connect, behave, and engage with the therapist describes
 
 
 
 
16: Chapter 4//  Which program is an intensive outpatient program for youth with co-occurring mental health and substance use issues and typically serves 10 youth at a time?
 
 
 
 

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Free State Social Work, LLC, provider #1235, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Free State Social Work, LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 9/6/2021 - 9/6/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 2 clinical continuing education credits.

Free State Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP NO. 6605. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Free State Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

G.M. Rydberg-Cox, MSW, LSCSW is the Continuing Education Director at Free State Social Work and responsible for the development of this course.  She received her Masters of Social Work in 1996 from the Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois-Chicago and she has over 20 years of experience.  She has lived and worked as a social worker in Chicago, Boston, and Kansas City.  She currently practices in the area of hospital/medical social work.  The reading materials for this course were developed by another organization.