Teen Addiction 2.0

Original price was: $149.00.Current price is: $69.00.



Teen Addiction 2.0 offers helpful and practical insights for ongoing training for mental health professionals in this growing national crisis with a focus on general neurological functioning, symptomology and behavioral markers, associated spiritual dynamics for Christian clients, and the negative impact on adolescent development.

Learning Objectives

Participants will...

  1. Describe how the brain can be affected by drug use and abuse from utero to adolescence.
  2. Outline various evidence-based treatment strategies for adolescents who have drug additions.
  3. Identify parenting styles that can be effective when working with adolescents with drug addiction and their families.

TNAD 101: The Adolescent Brain and Addictions – Part 1
Shaw Wendi Fortuchang, M.D., FAPA

The brain continues to develop from early neonatal stages up to, and through, an individual’s mid-20s. Dr. Fortuchang discusses neurological development from conception to adolescence, as well as the impact of maternal substance use on the fetus, childhood dysregulation, parental factors, social and relational influences, hormonal changes, and adolescent substance use and abuse.

Runtime: 52 minutes 25 seconds

TNAD 102: The Adolescent Brain and Addictions – Part 2
Shaw Wendi Fortuchang, M.D., FAPA

In Part 2, Dr. Fortuchang takes a closer look at the effects of addiction on DNA and brain function, the issue of heritability, and the specific impact that different classes of drugs can have on adolescent brain development. The research on evidence-based interventions is discussed, including the appropriate roles and efficacy of medication use and one’s faith as a protective factor.

Runtime: 55 minutes 59 seconds

TNAD 103: Parenting the Addictive Adolescent
Joshua Straub, Ph.D.

When working with teenagers, the earlier drug and alcohol use is detected and action taken, the better the chances are for changing current and long-term behavior. Dr. Straub examines key constructs related to parental influences, parenting styles, environmental determinants, and neurobiological

Runtime: 49 minutes 52 seconds

Continuing Education

2.5 CE Credits available for LPC, LMFT, LSW.

2.5 CE Credits available for IBCC Credential Holders.

The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) offers some psychologists, therapists, counselors, social workers and play therapists Continuing Education (CE) credit due for good standing with certain states and a limited number of professional organizations. It remains the responsibility of each participant to be aware of state licensure and CE requirements. Participants should check their state and/or local regulations regarding required continuing education hours. For more information Light University Continuing Education programs, please visit: https://lightuniversity.com/continuing-education-statements/.