This session presenter will review the core function of assessment and its importance in the substance use disorder treatment process. The procedures by which a counselor/program identifies and evaluates an individual’s strengths, weaknesses, problems, and needs for the development of a treatment plan. The global criteria are followed: Gather relevant history from a client including but not limited to: Alcohol and other drug abuse, using appropriate interview techniques; Identify methods and procedures for obtaining corroborative information from significant secondary sources regarding client’s alcohol and other drug abuse and psycho-social history; Identify appropriate assessment tools; Explain to the client the rationale for the use of assessment techniques in order to facilitate understanding; Develop a diagnostic evaluation of the client’s substance abuse and any co-existing conditions based on the results of all assessments in order to provide an integrated approach to treatment planning based on the client’s strengths, weaknesses, and identified problems and needs.
- Identify appropriate bio-psychosocial assessment tools for substance use disorders.
- Explain the proper use of the DSM-5 in making an accurate substance use disorder diagnosis.
- Discuss utilizing the ASAM criteria for appropriate client level of treatment recommendations
- Describe the procedures for completing a professional substance use disorder assessment.
- Discuss the signs and symptoms of substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders.
- Being skillful and thorough in reviewing the client’s history.
- Evaluate the client’s history.
- Explain in making an accurate DSM 5 diagnosis.
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- Lectures 2
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- Duration Lifetime access
- Skill level Beginner
- Students 85
- Certificate Yes
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