Monday, September 26, 2016

Training is 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM PST                 
Registration 8:30-9:00 AM

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided

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Continued Education Credit

6 hours Continued Education Credit available for BRN and AOD Counselors.  C.E. Hours are offered by CARS for $25.  They must be paid in advance using the Online Registration.  No payment accepted onsite.

CARS is an approved provider.                   CAADAC#4N-08-923-0603
CA Board of Registered Nurses - Provider #16303


Lynn Esposti, CPI Team 
Center for Applied Research Solutions (CARS) 

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  CPI Prevention Extension
Brief Intervention for Substance Using Adolescents
San Diego County 
September 26, 2016

Facilitated by: Ira Sachnoff

Workshop Description

This training is to build skills of counselors working with adolescents. BI is a short-term counseling intervention that consists of 2 to 4 sessions aimed at adolescents who use alcohol, tobacco and/or other drugs. This approach uses motivational interviewing, cognitive behavior therapy and the stages of change model to meet the needs of adolescents.


Ira Sachnoff was the Director for the San Francisco Peer Resource Programs from 1980-1996.  In this capacity Ira was responsbile for the supervision and training of 25 Peer Resource Program Coordinators who trained over 1,000 youth who then served over 20,000 youth in the San Francisco Unified School District.

Ira was also the Founding President of the National Peer Helpers Association and was a Board Member of the California Association of Peer Programs for over 10 years.

Currently, Ira is the High School Alcohol & Tobacco Program Consultant for the San Francisco Unified School District and is also a consultant for the Alameda County Office of Education and the Contra Costa County Office of Education.  Ira also has his own consulting company Peer resource Training and Consulting, where he has in the last ten years trained over 3,000 youth peer educators and over 500 adults in the art of setting up Comprehensive Prevention and Education programs for youth.

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