Contact Hours: 20


Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP, LMHC


Objectives:

  • Differentiate between the function of screening and assessment
  • Discuss administering appraisal instruments and interpreting appraisal results in helping processes
  • Complete an accurate screening and assessment
  • Identify multiple sources of information for the assessment
  • Describe the purpose of the assessment
  • Identify types of questions for each area of the mental status exam
  • Describe the LOCUS and ASAM patient placement criteria
  • Accurately make a placement of a client using information from the assessment and LOCUS and/or ASAM
  • Identify characteristics of depression, anxiety and substance abuse disorders
  • Identify differences in assessment between age groups (adolescents, adults, elderly)
  • Identify considerations to assess validity/reliability and usefulness of various objective testing instruments