ADDS 203 Screening and Assessment

This course will introduce the student to a systematic approach to screening, initial assessment and treatment planning to determine the most appropriate course of treatment action given the client’s needs and available resources. This is a collaborative process in which students will learn to value the client’s current perspective, as well as, the stage of readiness for treatment. Students will be expected to synthesize and appropriately document the results of the screening and assessment process.

Credits

3

General Education Competency

[GE Core type]

ADDS 203Screening and Assessment

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

HSHS

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

General Education Competency

[GE Core type]

Credit Hours Narrative

3

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

45

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

Y

III. Catalog Course Description

This course will introduce the student to a systematic approach to screening, initial assessment and treatment planning to determine the most appropriate course of treatment action given the client’s needs and available resources. This is a collaborative process in which students will learn to value the client’s current perspective, as well as, the stage of readiness for treatment. Students will be expected to synthesize and appropriately document the results of the screening and assessment process.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

Construct the established diagnostic criteria using ASAM and DSM-V for substance use disorders and describe treatment modalities and placement criteria within the continuum of care. Determine treatment services appropriate to the personal and cultural identify and language of the client. Establish a helping relationship with the client characterized by warmth, respect, genuineness, concreteness and empathy. Recognize and identify stages of change. Facilitate the client’s engagement in the treatment and recovery process by utilizing Motivational Interviewing principles. Understand basic criteria for suicide risk, danger to self and others, withdrawal symptoms and co-occurring issues. Understand how to use a comprehensive bio-social assessment process that is sensitive to age, gender, racial and ethnic cultural issues and disabilities. Recognize the need for consultation and clinical supervision in the screening and assessment process.

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

Explore the role of Screening and Assessment in the substance abuse treatment field. Discuss the role of the Screening process and explore a variety of screening instruments, their sensitivity to culture, gender, race, disabilities, etc. and their validity and reliability. Discuss the role of the Assessment process and explore a variety of assessments, their sensitivity to culture, gender, race, disabilities, etc. and their validity and reliability. Discuss the differences between ASAM PPC and the use of the DSM V as a diagnostic tool. Explore ASAM PPC and the application of ASAM PPC criteria in the Assessment process Explore the DSM V criteria for a substance use disorder Explore the "spirit" of Motivational Interviewing and practice the application of MI principles in practicing the administration of screening tools and an assessment. Explore and practice the assessment of suicide and homicide risk and reduction of risk and withdrawal symptoms as well as, explore how mental health problems color the assessment process Explore the role of consultation and clinical supervision in the Screening and Assessment process.

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

In class attendance and participation Screening Instrument Information and Demonstration Level of Care Presentation Assessment Diagnostic or Clinical Summary Oral Case Presentation Treatment Plan

Required Exams

Attendance and participations Screening Instrument presentation Level of Care (ASAM) presentation Conduct and assessment and write and clinical summary Present the assessment and treatment recommendations Develop a treatment plan from the assessment

Required Text

Wiley Concise Guides to Mental Health, Substance Use Disorders, Lessa, Scanlon, Weiner, Wiley and Sons Publishing, 2006 TIP #31, Screening and Assessing Adolescents for Substance Use, Disorders, SAMHSA TIP #47 Substance Abuse: Clinical Issues in Intensive Outpatient Treatment, SAMHSA TIP #50 Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment, SAMHSA (TIPS are provided to students)

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

In class attendance and participation Screening Instrument Information and Demonstration Level of Care Presentation Assessment Diagnostic or Clinical Summary Oral Case Presentation Treatment Plan Attendance and participations Screening Instrument presentation Level of Care (ASAM) presentation Conduct and assessment and write and clinical summary Present the assessment and treatment recommendations Develop a treatment plan from the assessment