Treatment Considerations for Youth with Serious Emotional Disturbances and Serious Mental Illness

$10.00 | CE Hours:2.00 | Beginning

IAODAPCA CE Credit for Counselor I or II, Preventionist I or II, CARS I or II, CODP I or II or III, PCGC II, CCJP II, CAAP I, CRSS I or II, CPRS I or II, MAATP I or II, RDDP, CFPP II, ATE, CVSS II

Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors: Approved for 1 hour in the Alcohol/ Drug Category and 1 hour in the Mental Health Category.

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CE Course Description

Research presented by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) suggests that serious emotional disturbances (SED), serious mental illnesses (SMI), and co-occurring disorders are on the rise among youth patient populations. Therefore, health care professionals should possess insight into SED, SMI, and co-occurring disorders to effectively treat patients in need. This course reviews SAMHSA's evidence-based resource guide centered around treatment considerations for SED, SMI, and co-occurring disorders to provide health care professionals with the necessary insight to optimize youth patient care.

Author:  This report was prepared for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) under contract number HHSS283201700001/ 75S20319F42002 with SAMHSA, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Donelle Johnson served as contracting officer representative.

Recommended Citation:  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): Treatment Considerations for Youth and Young Adults with Serious Emotional Disturbances/Serious Mental Illnesses and Co-occurring Substance Use. Publication No. PEP20-06-02-001. Rockville, MD: National Mental Health and Substance Use Policy Laboratory, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2021.

References/Contributions by:

  1. Walker, S. C., Duong, M., Hayes, C., Berliner, L., Leve, L. D., Atkins, D. C., Herting, J. R., Bishop, A. S., & Valencia, E. (2019). A tailored cognitive-behavioral program for juvenile justice-referred females at risk of substance use and delinquency: A pilot quasi-experimental trial. PLoS One, 14(11), e0224363. pone.0224363
  2. Hides, L., Quinn, C., Stoyanov, S., Kavanagh, D., & Baker, A. (2019). Psychological interventions for co-occurring depression and substance use disorders. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2019(11), CD009501. https://doi. org/10.1002/14651858.cd009501.pub2
  3. Fortuna, L. R., Porche, M. V., & Padilla, A. (2018). A treatment development study of a cognitive and mindfulness-based therapy for adolescents with co-occurring post-traumatic stress and substance use disorder. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 91(1), 42–62. https://doi. org/10.1111/papt.12143
  4. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (2019). Fostering healthy mental, emotional, and behavioral development in children and youth: A national agenda. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi. org/10.17226/25201

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CE Course Objectives

  1. Identify current approaches and challenges to addressing SED/SMI and co-occurring substance misuse or SUD among youth and young adults.
  2. Evaluate current evidence on the effectiveness of the following treatment practices: cognitive behavioral therapy, multidimensional family therapy, and pharmacotherapy.
  3. Recognize practical information to consider when selecting and implementing treatment practices and programs to address SED/SMI and co-occurring substance misuse or SUD in youth and young adults.
  4. Examine programs that address SED/SMI and co-occurring substance misuse or SUD in youth and young adults, while obtaining insight into resources for evaluation and quality improvement.

CE Outline and Main Points

  1. Foreward
  2. Chapter 1: Issue Brief
  3. Chapter 2: What Research Tells Us
  4. Chapter 3: Guidance for Selecting and Implementing Evidence-based Treatment Practices
  5. Chapter 4: Examples of Treatment Programs
  6. Chapter 5: Resources for Evaluation and Quality Improvement
  7. Appendix 1: Acknowledgments
  8. Appendix 2: Evidence Review Methodology

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Added On: 06/07/2021

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