Addiction in The Schools: Improving Training for School Counselors
LaShauna Dean, PhD; Meredith Drew, PhD; Michelle Hinkle, PhD; and Karen Decker, PhD
This session will pose a change in the way substance abuse is taught within school counseling programs. School counseling programs should place more emphasis on screenings/assessment and brief interventions in training school counselors to match current trends. This session will emphasize teaching methods and content necessary for preparing school counselors to provide addiction screening, assessment and brief interventions. Identifying available resources will also be emphasized.
1.Learn how to help participants increase practical application, knowledge, and skills in addiction within the limitations of a school setting.
2.Gain an understanding of key elements needed for effective substance abuse assessment and referral planning such as using brief assessment instruments like the CAGE, AUDIT, SASSI-3, and other related assessments.
3.Learn helpful strategies for teaching students to conduct brief interventions within a school setting.
1 NBCC Hours; 0 CRCC Hours; 1 WA Hours; 0 APT Hours; 1 NAADAC Hours; 1 NY Hours; 0 Ethics Hours