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Webinar: Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (ACRA)
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Webinar:  Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (ACRA)

This webinar will provide an overview of the Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach model.

When: 08/27/2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Online
United States
Presenter: Jennifer Smith Ramey
Contact: Lee Ann Griffin
(850) 878-2196

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This webinar will provide an overview of the Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA) model. This is an evidence-based model used with adolescents and young adults with substance use disorders and/or co-occurring substance use/mental health disorders. A-CRA has been widely researched and disseminated across many sites in the United States and abroad since the mid-1990s. Several key research studies will be highlighted. Additionally, participants will learn about the objective of A-CRA, the guiding principles of A-CRA, and review several A-CRA procedures. The A-CRA training and certification process will be reviewed and highlighted.


Who should attend?
This webinar is designed for clinicians, clinical supervisors, program managers, prevention agencies, community coalitions and executives in substance abuse and mental health agencies, Managing Entities and DCF program staff.

Jennifer Smith Ramey earned her M.S., Ed.S degrees from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Counselor Education in 1996.  She has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 1999.  She has worked with a variety of populations including adults with severe and persistent mental illness and adolescents with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders.  She is a certified G.A.I.N (Global Appraisal of Individual Need) local trainer, a certified MET/CBT (Motivational Enhancement Therapy/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) supervisor and therapist, and a certified A-CRA (Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach) supervisor and therapist.  She has been trained in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) for adolescents,  Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and she is a forensic evaluator for the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Jennifer has worked on two Targeted Capacity Expansion SAMHSA grants (MET/CBT/FSN and A-CRA/ACC) as Clinical Supervisor and Principal Investigator (A-CRA/ACC).  Jennifer is the Program Managerfor the Substance Abuse/Co-Occurring Program at Horizon Behavioral Health Child and Family Department. In 2009, the A-CRA/ACC program at Horizon won a national SAMHSA Science to Service award. In 2010, Horizon received the Evidence-Based Practice Program award at the Joint Meeting of Adolescent Treatment Effectiveness (JMATE).  Jennifer presented at the 2012 JMATE national meeting on sustaining evidence-based programming.  Jennifer is also a consultant/trainer for Chestnut Health Systems and has provided training in the United States and abroad.


2 Continuing Education Units/Contact Hours are provided for this event
Florida Certification Board Approved Education Provider, #001-A
Florida Board of Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #50-676
Florida Board of Nursing Provider #50-676


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