CEP 6: Screening and Brief Interventions

Estimated Duration: 
1 hour

This course is part of the Introduction to Co-existing Problems (CEP) in Youth series. Screening usually involves administering a brief questionnaire. The object of screening is to identify potential areas for further assessment. It is often the starting point for further CEP work and should be a key part of a CEP enhanced response in all youth services. 

In this course you will learn:

    • The benefits of using screening tools.
    • Recommended screening tools to use across both primary and specialist services.
    • What are brief interventions and the benefits of providing them.
    • Use of modern technology in providing brief interventions and treatment.
    • How to complete the SACS Brief intervention.

    Overview of the CEP Courses.

    This course is part of the Introduction to the Co-existing Problems in Youth series, and are accessible following completion of CEP 1.

    Courses in this series include:

    The courses are based closely on the following guideline: 

    Co-Existing Problems (CEP) & Youth: A Resource for Enhancing Practice and Service Delivery

    Other key related guidelines that will enhance your learning include:

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    Following the course you will find a short quiz designed to help consolidate your learning. When you complete the quiz please hit the 'submit' button to receive your certificate. This course provides 1 MOPs point or 1 hour of CPD.


    This content has been developed by the Werry Centre, a research, teaching and workforce development centre for child and adolescent mental health, situated within the Department of Psychological Medicine and Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at the University of Auckland.

    The material is presented by the Goodfellow Unit (GFU), an accredited continuing medical education/continuing professional development (CME/CPD) provider for the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners and functions under a tripartite agreement between the Goodfellow Foundation, the College and the University of Auckland. The Unit is located within the Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, and within the School of Population Health, one of the five Schools within the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.


    This CEP course is made available to you upon completion of CEP 1: An Introduction to Co-existing Problems in Youth.


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