DHMAS Workshop – Adolescent Disorders

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DHMAS Workshop – Adolescent Disorders

November 2, 2012 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

 This workshop is the outgrowth of a two year project to identify promising and effective criminal justice substance abuse prevention and treatment programs for adolescents and adults, resulting in the book Substance Abuse Treatment Practice in Criminal Justice Settings. Presentations will examine the relationship between crime and substance abuse and how that connection might be broken (primary prevention). Next, the cycle of recidivism will be examined and what efforts currently appear most effective in breaking that cycle (treatment). Finally, the use of one effective evidence-based intervention Functional Family Therapy (FFT) will be examined. Instructor:  Thomas Sexton is the director of the Center for Adolescent and Family Studies and professor in Counseling Psychology Program at the School of Education, Indiana University-Bloomington. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Missouri in Psychology and his doctorate degree at Florida State University in Counseling Psychology. He is a licensed Psychologist, a Diplomat in Family Psychology, a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, and Past-President of the Society for Family Psychology (a division of APA) with an extensive publication list in family therapy models, family therapy outcomes, and Functional Family Therapy (FFT).  Dr. Sexton helped develop the FFT clinical model and disseminate FFT nationally and internationally. He is also one of the nation’s leading researchers in the transportation of evidence-based practices into community settings. His research interests include Family Psychology, family based interventions for at-risk youth, Functional Family Therapy, and outcome and process research in evidence-based psychological intervention programs.  Workshop location:  Hilton Garden Inn, 85 Glastonbury Blvd., Glastonbury, CT  06033 .  A light breakfast and lunch are provided without charge.  Social Work CEU’S have been applied for. 8:30am – 3:00pm
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November 2, 2012
8:30 am - 3:00 pm