This course examines substance abuse and psychiatric symptoms in Hispanic adolescents. Using a pool of treatment seeking Hispanic adolescents, the study used variables such as age, gender, preferred language, internal psychiatric disorders, external psychiatric disorders, mixed psychiatric disorders, type of drug, polysubstance use, and co-occurring disorders. Even in a community sample, these authors found that co-occurring psychiatric and substance abuse was more common than not.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, The Comorbidity of Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders Among Hispanic Adolescents created by Karina A. Gattamorta, PhD, Maite P. Mena, PsyD, and Jordan B. Ainsley, MA in 2017.
Course Material Authors
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Karina A. Gattamorta, PhD
Dr. Gattamorta is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Research Methods and Statistics at the School of Nursing and Health Studies. Her research interests focus on the intersection of race/ethnicity and sexual/gender minority status on mental and behavioral health outcomes such as suicide, depression, anxiety, substance use, and risky sex. She has published multiple articles in peer reviewed journals.
Maite P. Mena, PsyD
Dr. Maite Mena is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Research Assistant Professor. She has extensive experience in working with minority populations experiencing health disparities and in implementing programs and evaluating their outcomes. She has published multiple articles in peer reviewed journals.
Jordan B. Ainsley, MA
Department of Educational and Psychological Studies, School of Education and Health Development, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida,
L.A. Rankin is a social worker with experience in many different settings with a variety of clients. She has worked with dementia and Alzheimers patients, dual diagnosis MH/MR, in a battered women’s shelter, and a rape crisis center. She also has 11 years of experience as a child protective social worker, where she earned certificates in domestic abuse/family violence and substance abuse.
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge. This content is at an intermediate level.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Acknowledge the likelihood of co-occurring disorders in the adolescent population.
Identify which group initiated specific substance use earlier.
Summarize which group is at the highest risk of use.
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Course Creator: L.A. Rankin
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