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Brief Intervention for Substance Using Adolescents


Monday, October 27, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM (PDT)

Brief Intervention for Substance Using Adolescents

Registration Information

Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Contra Costa TUPE Ended Free $0.00
Individual (Oct. 1) Ended $40.00 $0.00

Event Details

Brief Intervention is a short-term counseling intervention that consists of two to four sessions aimed at adolescents who use alcohol, tobacco and/or other drugs. Previous training participants include school counselors, administrators, TUPE Site Coordinators, afterschool program staff and community-based organization staff.

8:00 - 8:30 am -- Sign-in and Refreshments
8:30 am - 3:30 pm -- Training

Coffee, a light breakfast and lunch will be provided. 
CEUs are available for $25/person. Payment instructions will be provided. 

More Information: 

Brief Intervention can be used for youth:
  • As an alternative to suspension;
  • Who are either mandated to attend or for youth who come on their own;
  • Who are unsure or ambivalent about changing their use.

This training concerns a specific brief intervention approach developed by Dr. Ken Winters. It uses motivational interviewing, cognitive behavior therapy and the stages of change model to meet the needs of adolescents. It is designed for paraprofessionals in school and community settings. This one-day training program on Brief Intervention includes information on the seven module program which outlines the theoretical bases for brief intervention; and detailed instruction in how to manage a four session intervention (three for the youth and one optional session for the parents). Sessions include instruction on using worksheets for each session, and instruction on selecting and using specific techniques to effectively meet the needs of particular adolescents.

The course is designed for individuals with a strong interest in working with adolescents. Some experience is desirable but not required. Participants do not need a counseling license or background. Brief Intervention techniques are a useful tool for paraprofessional youth workers.

Have questions about Brief Intervention for Substance Using Adolescents? Contact CCCOE TUPE

When & Where

Contra Costa County Office of Education
77 Santa Barbara Road
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Monday, October 27, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM (PDT)

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