Treatment of Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders, Module 2 (3 hours)

John Tinsley


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This course is based on information found in the manual Treatment of Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders (TIP 32) from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This manual is DHHS publication No. (SMA) 99-3283 and can be obtained free of charge from the DHHS.

This course (Module) is the second of two Modules that aim to help treatment providers design and deliver better services to adolescent clients with substance use disorders. Attention is focused on three common types of treatment for adolescents today: 12-Step-based treatment, treatment in the adolescent therapeutic community, and family therapy. This course brings the best knowledge from the field to State and local treatment programs.

Module 2 covers chapters 6-8 of TIP 32.

The topics included in this course are:

-Family Therapy
-Youths with Distinctive Treatment Needs
-Legal and Ethical Issues

About the Instructor:

Dr. John H. Tinsley is a former assistant professor of Medical Physiology at the Texas A&M University System College of Medicine. He received his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas; M.S. from the University of North Carolina; and his B.S. from the University of Oklahoma.

He has been teaching, training, consulting and conducting research in the fields of Medical Physiology and Behavioral Biology for over twenty-nine years. Dr. Tinsley has authored over twenty-five professional and refereed articles, including invited reviews. He has been a member of the American Society for Physiology, and work done in 2001 led to an international award from The European Society on Microcirculation. Dr. Tinsley has received research funding from the Veteran’s Administration, American Heart Association, and Scott and White Hospital. In addition, he has served on numerous review committees for national grant-funding agencies and scientific journals.

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