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Effective Family Therapy with Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders (CLOSED EVENT)


Adolescent substance use and drug related deaths are increasing. Adolescent recovery is enhanced if the family is effectively integrated into treatment. Topics covered in this skill building workshop includes: How to engage the family in adolescent treatment; Research-based strategies to effectively address reluctance to participate; Helping families understand their role in promoting adolescent recovery; Helping families understand substance use disorders treatment and the adolescent recovery process; helping families understand that recovery does not be always begin and evidenced-based family therapy approached to adolescent recovery.




  • Effectively engage families in adolescent substance use disorder treatment.
  • Help families understand the treatment and recovery process for adolescents.
  • Articulate the tenants of three Evidence-Based Family therapy approaches for adolescents with substance use disorders. 




Registrants who fully attend this training will be eligible to receive a 2 continuing education (CE) hours authorized by the ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County. CE certificates will be disseminated by ADAMHS.




Trainer, Mark Sanders

Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC, is an international speaker, trainer, and consultant in the behavioral health field whose work has reached thousands throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Caribbean and British Islands. Mark is the author of five books, which focus on behavioral health. Recent writings include Slipping through the Cracks: Intervention Strategies for Clients Multiple Addictions and Disorders, Recovery Management: and Relationship Detox: Helping Clients Develop Healthy Relationships in Recovery. He has had two stories published in the New York Times best-selling books series, Chicken Soup for the Soul. Mark has been a certified addictions counselor for 34 years. He has received numerous awards including a Life Time Achievement Award from the Illinois Addiction Counselor Certification Board and the Barbara Bacon Award for outstanding contributions to the Social Work profession as a Loyola University of Chicago Alumni.

Mark is co-founder of Serenity Academy of Chicago, the only recovery high school in Illinois. He is past president of the board of the Illinois Chapter of NAADAC. He has had a 30 year career as a university educator having taught at the University of Chicago, Illinois State University, Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and Loyola University of Chicago, School of Social Work.



The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.

Starts: May. 25, 2023 10:00 am
Ends: May. 25, 2023 12:15 pm
Registration Deadline
May 25, 2023
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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