Participants will learn how to more effectively screen, assess, and provide counseling to substance abusing women ages 18 and up.
1) Participants will increase their understanding of gender differences related to the prevalence and nature of substance abuse
2) Participants will learn how to appropriately engage, screen and assess women who may be substance abusers
3) Participants will learn about treatment approaches and considerations appropriate for women
4) Participants will increase their understanding of approaches and issues related to special populations such as female offenders and minority women.