Based on an integrated treatment model of motivational interviewing and cognitive-behavioural therapy, Brief Telephone Continuing Care Therapy for Adolescents is an evidence-based programme for adolescent clients who have recently completed a substance abuse treatment programme. Research shows that those who follow a continuing care plan after finishing treatment report higher rates of abstinence compared to those who do not follow such a plan. Telephone-based therapy makes continuing care accessible for adolescents who cannot attend face-to-face appointments due to school or family obligations or transportation issues.
Created by Yifrah Kaminer, renowned expert in adolescent psychiatry, this programme is ideal for adolescents who have a mild to moderate substance use disorder and have recently completed treatment, including treatment in a criminal justice setting. Brief Telephone Continuing Care Therapy for Adolescents includes a clinician's manual and a CD-ROM of essential resources that allows clinicians to print and copy materials at their convenience.