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Family Based Interventions

About the Course:

This course explores several family based interventions for Substance use and video conferencing to deliver it. It highlights evidence-based treatment using family therapy and behavioral interventions to deal with externalizing issues. It includes: considering families in the context of children’s telemental healthcare, critical issues in telemental healthcare specific to family-based services, privacy concerns and equipment, reasons for family based therapy, Multi-systemic Therapy (MST), Functional Family Therapy (FFT), Multi-Dimensional Family Therapy (MDFT), Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT), Ecological Based Family Therapy (EBFT), Family Behavior Therapy (FBT), Culturally Informed & Flexible Family Treatment for Adolescents (CIFFTA), and Strengths Oriented Family Therapy (SOFT).

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Family Based Interventions created by Kathleen I. Crum, BA, PhD, Jonathan S. Comer, PhD, and Viviana E. Horigian, MD in 2016.

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Course Material Authors

Kathleen I. Crum, BA, PhD

Dr. Crum is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Indiana University. She has had multiple articles published in peer reviewed journals.

Jonathan S. Comer, PhD

Dr. Comer is Director of the Mental Health Interventions and Technology (MINT) Program, and Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Florida International University. He is President-Elect of the Society of Clinical Psychology (Division 12 of the American Psychological Association) and a leader in the field of clinical child and adolescent psychology. He is the author of over 150 scholarly publications, including several textbooks, such as Abnormal Psychology (10th edition).

Viviana E. Horigian, MD

Dr. Horigian is an Associate Professor of the Department of Public Health Sciences University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She has more than 17 years of experience in the implementation of multi-site randomized clinical trials in real world settings with the final goal of improving clinical practice. She has published multiple articles in peer reviewed journals.

Course Creator

L.A. Rankin

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.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Acknowledge the need for telemental healthcare for adolescents and children.

  2. Identify the family therapy approaches that are successful for adolescents with substance abuse issues.

  3. Summarize how to implement telemental healthcare for families with children who have substance use.

Using Synchronous Videoconferencing to Deliver Family-Based Mental Healthcare

References begin on page 233.

Using Synchronous Videoconferencing to Deliver Family-Based Mental Healthcare

Family-based Treatments for Adolescent Substance Use

References begin on page 9.

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Course Number 102966
1.5 credit hour
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