A Look Inside Adolescent Drug Courts: Motivation and Beyond

Hosted by: David Prescott, LICSW, ATSA-F
Guest Speakers: Jennifer Wyatt and Margaret Soukup

Recorded on: September 8, 2021
Length: One Hour

This webinar explores the evolution of juvenile drug treatment courts. Where the legal system has failed many who enter it, practices that focus on client engagement and behavior change (such as Motivational Interviewing) have improved outcomes. Jennifer Wyatt and Margaret Soukup are the authors of Motivational Interviewing Skills in Action for Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Teams and share highlights from that publication that are specific to youth and applicable to other settings. Attendees receive a download of this document.

This webinar is for you if you have ever wondered what to do when the young people in front of you only seems to say, “I don’t know.”

Jennifer Wyatt
Consultant, King County Juvenile Drug Court

Jennifer G. Wyatt, LMHC, MAC, SUDP has extensive clinical experience utilizing evidence-based practices with youth and adults in outpatient, residential, and secure settings. She provides training, technical assistance, fidelity monitoring, and clinical consultation for professionals implementing Motivational Interviewing; Motivational Enhancement Therapy; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; and Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT). Ms. Wyatt works for the King County Behavioral Health and Recovery Division (BHRD) in Seattle, WA and has been a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 2012.

Margaret Soukup
Manager, school-based SBIRT initiative, King County Juvenile Drug Court

Margaret Soukup, MFT, works for King County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Division. She is managing an innovative School-based SBIRT initiative in approximately 50 middles schools across King County. Prior, she served as the Manager for King County Juvenile Drug Court and other public health alternatives to incarceration. Her experience includes working with youth, families, and professionals in various capacities: direct service, training, program development and evaluation and supervision. Margaret has been a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 2012.

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