Continuing Education Event – Considerations for Treating Today’s Young Adults with a SUD – WEBINAR – 5/12/2020

Young adults present with a unique set of developmental and treatment needs. They straddle the developmental chasm between adolescence and adulthood, often displaying behaviors that are characteristic of both stages. This training will present an examination of developmental considerations of young adults. Participants will be exposed to concomitant clinical considerations when selecting methodologies for intervention with young adults and their families. In addition, treating young adults struggling with opioid addition introduces practical ethical consideration as relates to the interface with external stakeholders, including the judicial system. These nuances will be explored with the aim of helping treatment providers navigate legal and ethical considerations in treatment.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the bio-psychosocial developmental trajectory from adolescence to adulthood.
2. Explain the importance of the peer network and connect with implications for the development and maintenance of substance use disorders (SUDs).
3. Outline research support for concept of adolescence and young adulthood as a critical period for the development of substance use disorders.
4. Apply the concept of “failure to launch” as it pertains to development tasks within a family system.
5. Explain the adaptive renegotiation of roles for individuation with the family system
6. Discuss strategies for supporting trust in the clinical relationship, while supporting adherence to and compliance with external stakeholder oversight and treatment involvement.

Recovery Centers of America has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7002. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Recovery Centers of America is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This course qualifies for 2 credit hours.

Trish Caldwell MFT, LPC, CCDP-D, CAADC, CCTP, Corporate Director of Family Services for Recovery Centers of America and is also an adjunct professor at Jefferson University. Trish is a licensed clinician, marriage and family therapist and is certified in both co-occurring disorders and substance use. Trish has been a therapist for over 25 years and has worked extensively with families, adults and adolescents with co-occurring behavioral health and substance use disorders in various settings including outpatient, residential, schools and community agencies. She is trained in DBT and is a certified Trauma professional and a certified mentor trainer of trauma. Additionally, Trish created the first Young Offenders Treatment Program in Delaware County, serving first time offenders with Drug charges. Trish has been the Keynote speaker for the PAYS Summit, the Suicide Prevention Conference and Magellan behavioral health conference. Additionally, she has provided in-service training for several PA school districts and has trained law enforcement officers on drug trends for the CIT program. She has also presented at the Annual Trauma conference, the Cape Cod Symposium, and the annual conference for the American Association for Marriage and family Therapists (AAMFT). Trish specializes in ADHD, Opioid Use in young adults, Trauma informed care, Developmental trauma, Trauma and Substance Use disorders, Trauma and the Family System, Family Engagement, and Substance use for today’s teens. Trish holds her MFT from Drexel University and is licensed and certified in the state of PA.

During her career, Trish has held a variety of clinical and leadership roles. She is currently the Corporate Director of Family Services of Recovery Centers of America, which has sites in NJ, PA, MA and MD, and provides services to adults seeking treatment for substance use disorders. Additionally, she is a member of the NOPE task force, Partners for Success Coalition and she holds a private practice specializing in adolescents and young adults who have been diagnosed with ADHD or Trauma.


May 12 2020


12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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