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An outpatient dual diagnosis treatment program for adolescent substance abusers who have been exposed to interpersonal trauma: A community mental health model in a rural Latino community


2005 2005

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Abstract (summary)

This researcher has been involved in developing an outpatient dual diagnosis treatment program for Latino adolescents residing in a rural, migrant farming community. A preliminary evaluation of staff satisfaction with the program suggested few modifications are needed for the program to continue. Components of the program include empirically based treatment techniques and screening tools that specifically address substance use, mental illness, and trauma exposure in this population. Empirically based assessment screening tools for depression, anxiety, and traumatic experiences; individual trauma-focused cognitive behavioral psychotherapy, family systems psychotherapy, individual chemical dependency counseling, and manualized Hazelden model group chemical dependency counseling comprised the services offered.

A program satisfaction questionnaire was developed to assess, in a preliminary fashion, the satisfaction of the mental health professionals participating in the administration, facilitation, and overall service delivery of the adolescent dual diagnosis program. Responses indicated that mental health professionals were highly satisfied with the quality, utility, and ease of administration of the program. Responses also indicated that minimal modification to the program is necessary in order for it to continue to be implemented in the community mental health center. Suggested program modifications included a consistent implementation of the family psychotherapy component and acquiring additional community resources and mentors for the population being served.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Psychotherapy;
Minority & ethnic groups;
Sociology;
Mental health
Classification
0622: Psychotherapy
0631: Minority & ethnic groups
0631: Sociology
0347: Mental health
Identifier / keyword
Health and environmental sciences; Social sciences; Psychology; Adolescent; Community mental health; Dual diagnosis; Interpersonal trauma; Latino; Substance abusers
Title
An outpatient dual diagnosis treatment program for adolescent substance abusers who have been exposed to interpersonal trauma: A community mental health model in a rural Latino community
Author
Ochoa, Jennifer
Number of pages
98
Publication year
2005
Degree date
2005
School code
1435
Source
DAI-B 66/04, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542108624, 0542108623
Advisor
Harrison, Lillian B.
University/institution
Alliant International University, Fresno
University location
United States -- California
Degree
Psy.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3173577
ProQuest document ID
305345513
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305345513
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