Comprehensive Clinical Assessments (CCA)



A Comprehensive Clinical Assessment is a biopsychosocial intensive clinical and functional face-to-face evaluation of a client’s presenting mental health, developmental disability, and substance use disorder that results in the issuance of a written report that provides the clinical basis for the development of the beneficiary’s treatment or service plan. The CCA examines a client’s need for behavioral health services, physical health, housing, education and or vocational needs, barriers and general support needs to enhance symptom reduction, recovery and the ability for one to live as independently as possible. In this two hour live webinar it will Identify when and how a comprehensive clinical assessment should be completed and discuss the required information to be included in a comprehensive clinical assessment including presenting problems, source of distress, precipitating events, associated problems or symptoms, chronological general/medical health history, treatment and treatment response. The CCA provides an Analysis and Interpretation including diagnostic criteria, case formulation and treatment recommendation.


  • Discuss the purpose and necessity for completing a Comprehensive Clinical Assessment.
  • Identify elements required to be collected during the Comprehensive Clinical Assessment.
  • Explain the reasoning of an assessment interpretation or diagnostic formulation.
  • Describe when a Comprehensive Clinical Assessment should be completed and by whom.

Target Audience: Psychologists, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, Licensed Professional Counselors, & LMFT

Content level: Beginner to intermediate

2 CE hour credits approved by ASWB, NAADAC, & NBCC

State Board Approval
TX 2041-19
ADACBGA # 19-12-17-1212
FCB # 5387-A
VCB EP # 143
OCDPB # 20 – 755946 9 (C4, R1)

Course Features

  • Lectures 3
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Skill level Beginner to intermediate
  • Language English
  • Students 1000
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Yes

    • Lecture1.1
      Comprehensive Clinical Assessment

    • Lecture2.1
      Comprehensive Clinical Assessment
  • QUIZ 1

    • Lecture3.1
      Comprehensive Clinical Assessment
Courtney Hamilton, LPCS, LCAS, CCS completed a BA with a double major in Psychology and Criminal Justice from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She went on to complete her Master’s in Education at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a concentration in Community Counseling. She has earned multiple licensures in professional counseling (LPCS), clinical addictions (LCAS and CCS) and is licensed to provide supervision for both areas of practice. Early in her career she spent a significant amount of time working with clients suffering from Opioid addiction as well as other polysubstance abuse. She has been working in the field of mental health and substance abuse specializing in Co-Occurring Disorders for over 12 years. She has been providing clinical supervision and consultation to othr therapist and agencies for over 2 years and enjoys helping other therapist grow in their craft. Populations she is passionate to work with include adolescents, teens, adults and couples. Courtney is currently trained in the Gottman Method for Level 1. She is passionate about working with diverse populations who have diverse issues.