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Three-Day Training Workshop


8:30 – 9:00 a.m. 

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
Part I: Theoretical and Research Perspectives

  • Team Building and Warming Up 
  • Adolescent Development 
  • Pathways to Problem Behavior 
  • Causes, Correlates and Consequences of Teenage Substance Abuse
  • Mental Disorder within the Juvenile Justice Population 
  • Substance Abuse and the Adolescent Brain 
  • Juvenile Crime and Violence
  • Addressing Gang Culture in a Treatment Context 
  • Female-Focused Treatment in the Juvenile Justice System 
  • Youth Culture and Diversity

1:00 – 5:00 p.m. 
Part II: Foundational Approaches to Treatment

  • Elements of Effective Treatment 
  • Integrated Treatment Models 
  • Behavior Management: Reinforcing Positive Participation 
  • Community Reintegration: Improving Outcomes Through Continuing Care


9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Part III: Individual Client Assessment and Evaluation—Objectives of Initial and Comprehensive Assessment

  • Data Sources: Self-Report and Other-Report 
  • Convergent Validation Assessment Model 
  • Components of Assessment and the Progress and Change (PACE) Monitor

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Part IV: The Treatment Curriculum: Building Skills for Adolescent Treatment
Hands-on counseling skills building exercises are the primary focus of this core training segment.

Implementation and operational procedures for delivery of an adolescent focused, cognitive-behavioral, group treatment curriculum are provided. This section presents detailed guidelines for how to introduce cognitive-behavioral treatment in an atmosphere of safety, trust, and rapport within adolescent settings. The theoretical and research basis for sequential treatment phases are presented as clients move through Challenge to Change; Commitment to Change; and Ownership of Change.


9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
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