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Person-Centered Approach

Can you assist with a clinical intervention:

-Identify the population for your project. (Adolescents)
-Identify the clinical area of concern. (Substance Abuse)
-Identify the clinical intervention (such as Person Centered Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, Play Therapy) that you have selected to implement to address the clinical area of concern.(Substance Abuse)
-Support your choice of clinical intervention using at least four peer-reviewed journal articles that focus on outcome-based research.
-Emphasize how your clinical intervention will address the gap in the research relevant to your population.

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Often accompanying emotional problems among adolescents is the widespread abuse of substance Studies show that substance use among adolescents is associated with poor school performance, problems with authority, and high‐risk behaviors, including driving while intoxicated and unprotected sexual activity. Fifteen‐year‐olds who drink have been found to be seven times as likely to have sexual intercourse as their nondrinking contemporaries AAP, 2001 as cited in SAMSHA, 2008).

Some specific risk factors for adolescent substance abuse include:

• Antisocial behavior at a young age, especially aggression
• Poor self‐esteem
• School failure
• ADD and AD/HD
• Learning disabilities
• Peers who use drugs
• Alienation from peers or family
• Depression and other mood disordersp [e.g., bipolar disorder] (cited in SAMSHA, 200).
-Identify the clinical area of concern. (Substance Abuse)

Identify the clinical intervention (such as Person Centered Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, Play Therapy) that you have selected to implement to address the clinical area of concern (Substance Abuse).
The Overview of Findings From the 2002 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that 17.6 percent of 12‐ to 17‐year‐olds reported drinking in the month preceding the survey, and 11.6 percent of 12‐ to 17‐year‐olds said they had used an illicit drug (Office of Applied Studies [OAS] ...

Solution Summary

This solution addresses substance abuse among adolescents from the Person-Centered perspective.

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