Screening/Assessment/Intervention for Adolescents with Substance Use Disorder



A training that highlights best practices as it relates to the core functions of screening, assessment, and intervention, with emphasis placed on the adolescent population. We will spend time focusing on understanding key components of what defines adolescence, family, as well as substance abuse within the lens of adolescent populations. We will also delve into aspects as to what defines screening/assessment, as well as portions associated with legal vs ethical requirements surrounding assessment.


  • Discuss adolescence, family, and substance abuse.
  • Discuss the surrounding definitions of screening, screening protocol, who provides screening, as well as ways in which to expand such definitions/practice.
  • Give the key considerations within the scope of adolescent assessment protocol, including whom is a qualified assessor, assessment setting, content domains, written instructions/written report.
  • Discuss the legal issues/key considerations within the scope of adolescence.
  • List the types of interventions best suited for adolescent populations.
Target Audience: Psychologists, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, LMFT, & Licensed Professional Counselors
Content level: Beginner to intermediate
2 CE hour credits approved by ASWB, NAADAC, & NBCC
State Board Approval
ADACBGA # 19-12-17-1212
FCB # 5387-A
OCDP BOARD # 702127 (S5)

Course Features

  • Lectures 2
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Skill level Beginner to intermediate
  • Language English
  • Students 0
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Yes
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      Screening/Assessment/Intervention for Adolescents with Substance Use Disorder

Corey Pitts is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), as well as a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS) who currently works for UNC Health Care’s Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Corey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, as well as a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lenoir Rhyne University. Corey’s areas of interest stem from not only co-occurring disorders but
also from complexities of substance abuse difficulties, as well as how these impact communities. His expertise stems particularly from Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), where he provided individual & group counseling for a caseload of 50+ clients, as well as psych assessment, case management, and relapse prevention strategies. Corey’s
treatment modalities stem from assortments of counseling theory. Although Corey considers himself to be an eclectic counselor, he tends to have strength in the utilization of Jungian Psychoanalysis, Glasser’s Reality Therapy/Choice Theory, and Motivational Interviewing.


Wednesday, November 10, 2021 from 4:30-6:30 PM EST.

3:30-5:30 Central Time