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Ken Scarberry
Director of Youth Development
(707) 646-7603

Rebecca Floyd
Project Coordinator
(707) 646-7602

Brief Intervention

brief intervention for substance abuse using adolescents 

Brief Intervention is an intervention counseling strategy consisting of 2 - 4 sessions for adolescents who use alcohol, tobacco and/or other drugs. This training concerns a specific intervention approach that uses motivational interviewing, cognitive behavior therapy, and the stages of change model to meet the needs of adolescents. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Examining the counselor's attitudes and relationship with teens
  • Learning to teach adolescents how to take a more active and reflective role in decisions about their own behavior
  • Identifying strategies that would support an adolescent driven plan to make secisions they see as beneficial
  • Increasing knowledge about drug and alcohol use among teens
  • Utilizing Motivation Interviewing to empower rather than enforce

Continued Education Hours

Presented by Centers for Applies Research Solutions (CARS)
6 Hours of Continuing Education Credit available for:

CAMFT - California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
CCAPP - California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals
Board of Registered Nursing

The cost of CEU processing is $25, which can be paid by a check or PayPal account. Please contact Heather Torres for more information at: 
707-568-3800 ex: 219 or 

Upcoming Trainings

You are invited to attend a two-part Brief Intervention remote training "Brief Intervention for Substance Using Adolescents." 

Brief Intervention Workbook

December 15 & 17, 2021 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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January 21 & 26, 2022 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Zoom links will be shared with you one week prior to the first training date