Youth, Drug Abuse and Co-existing Disorders:

Youth, Drug Use and Co-existing Disorders: Intersections on the Developmental Highway

Adolescence is an exciting time of development, as it inherently involves the exploration of identity, independence and peer relationships. This period may also include risk-taking behaviors, including drug use, as well as the onset of mental and behavioral disorders. This webinar will discuss evidenced-based assessment, intervention and treatment programs and practices to address youth with a drug problem and co-existing disorders. Viewers will learn clinical skills and knowledge related to this topic.

Ken Winters, PhD

Ken Winters, PhD

Ken Winters, PhD is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota, Director of the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research, and a Senior Scientist with the Treatment Research Institute, Philadelphia, PA. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Minnesota and a PhD in Psychology (Clinical) from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His primary research interests are the assessment and treatment of addictions, including adolescent drug abuse and problem gambling. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment and the Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, and has received numerous research grants from the National Institutes of Health and various foundations. He was the 2008 recipient of the Research to Evidence-Based Practice Award from the Joint Meeting on Adolescent Treatment Effectiveness. Dr. Winters is a frequent speaker and trainer, and he is a consultant to many organizations, including The Partnership at Drug Free.Org, National Center for Responsible Gaming, and the Mentor Foundation (an international drug abuse prevention organization).