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Building a Framework for Effective Adolescent Treatment

May 12 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm


Building a Framework for Effective

 Adolescent Treatment




May 12, 2020
Capitol Plaza Hotel
Montpelier, VT


 Registration  8:00 – 8:30 am

Training  8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Morning Coffee Provided
Bring lunch from home or purchase locally


This one-day interactive workshop is designed primarily to assist clinicians working with youth who struggle with substance use disorders.  The training will focus on treatment engagement and retention strategies, drawing heavily on principles from Motivational Interviewing, Collaborative Treatment Contracting, and the Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach.  The use of incentive-based interventions will also be explored.


Who Should Attend?

– New Clinicians 
To the substance abuse and/or mental health treatment field

– Established Clinicians
Who have limited or no experience working with youth


Those who have attended this training in the past may wish to re-attend as a booster session; some new content not previously included will be covered.



This training has been approved for a total of 6.5 education hours through the Vermont Office of Professional Regulation for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, Psychological Examiners, Allied Mental Health and Social Workers.


About the Presenter:

Steven M. Chisholm, MA is a full-time professor and addiction program coordinator of North Shore Community College’s drug and alcohol programs in Lynn Massachusetts. He holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University.  Prior to teaching, he was employed for twenty years at a large multi-site addiction treatment agency where he held many counseling, clinical supervisory, and leadership positions.  His roles included oversight of the agency’s quality management department, clinical record reviews, research, and training across their continuum. Most recently, he developed and launched a Recovery Coach Training Academy.


This training is offered at no charge through
the Vermont Department of Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs (ADAP).




Capitol Plaza Hotel
100 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05602
Montpelier, VT 05602 US
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