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Integrating Social Ecological Approaches to Adolescent Substance Use in Systems of Care

Problematic adolescent substance use creates pathways to persistent challenges in wellbeing through the lifespan.  Understanding the individual, family and systemic causes and consequences of adolescent substance use is key to designing and implementing effective interventions. This webinar will provide a social ecological framework for professionals and policy makers to implement successful interventions that can be integrated into multiple modalities in multiple systems of care.  The webinar will provide tools for tailoring the response to adolescent substance use to promote health equity and respond to unique needs of intervening remotely during the pandemic.

Dr. David StewartPresenter:  David G. Steward, PhD, ABPP
Dr. Stewart is a board certified clinical child and adolescent psychologist and Dean of the California School of Professional Psychology.  Dr. Stewart received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of California San Diego and completed his internship and postdoctoral fellowship in Child Community Psychology at the University of Washington, School of Medicine. His previous positions include Chief of Psychology at Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School,  Professor of Clinical Psychology and Chair of the Ph.D. program at Seattle Pacific University and a faculty appointment at the University of Washington.  Dr. Stewart has spent the past 25 years studying the clinical course of adolescent substance use disorders and comorbid mental health conditions. He is the developer and co-developer of several innovative integrated interventions including project READY (reducing the effects of alcohol and drugs on youth); the Prime Time project and the Family Integrated Transitions program. The former two interventions were supported by research grants from the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the latter program was recognized as an evidence based practice in the National Registry of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  Dr. Stewart was awarded HRSA Behavioral Health Workforce Enhancement and Graduate Psychology Education grants to expand clinical psychology internship training in collaborative care for mental health under-served communities in Massachusetts. Dr. Stewart has published extensively in areas of assessment and treatment of co-occurring adolescent substance use and mental health disorders (COD) and has particular interest in reducing the disproportionate impact of COD on minority youth and communities. 

Thursday, September 17 at 10:00am

Virtual Event
Event Type

Lectures & Presentations, Webinar

Target Audience

Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, Prospective Student


Academic & Research


CSPP Lecture Series

California School of Professional Psychology


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