About This Course
Adolescents differ from adults physiologically, cognitively, and emotionally. Therefore, it is important for professionals who come into regular contact with this population to be familiar with the developmental issues and current trends in adolescent substance use. It is also essential to be able to recognize the risk and protective factors, bio-psycho-social effects, and signs of potential substance use problems in adolescents.
Sample course topics: The brain and cognitive development, gender, sexuality, moral development, families, identity, emotion, personality, romantic relationships, lifestyles, culture, problems in adolescence, and emerging adulthood.
Sample textbook: Kaminer, Y., Youth Substance Abuse and Co-occurring Disorders. American Psychiatric Association
Ann is a resident faculty member and Internship Liaison for the Master of Professional Studies in Integrated Behavioral Health and the Master of Professional Studies in Addictions Counseling programs. She teaches a number of courses in the IBH and ADDC programs while serving as a valuable resource for students navigating the internship program. Since 1994, her primary focus has been working with children, adolescents, and families. Ann holds a dual license as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor from the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy. She received her PsyD from Capella University.
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