Assessment for Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders: Ch. 4 from Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders (TIP 42)

About the Course:

TIP 42: Chapter 4 – Assessment for Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders provides an overview of the basic screening and assessment approaches that should be part of any program for clients with co-occurring disorders (COD). Also included in this chapter is an outline of the 12 steps to an ideal assessment with some instruments that can be used in assesing COD and a discussion of key considerations in treatment matching. Course materials are from Chapter 4, found on pages 65 to 100 of pdf document (pages 90-125 if using Adobe toolbar page finder).

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about assessment for persons with co-occurring disorders. It is appropriate for an intermediate level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the screening process and the basic assessment for COD.

  2. Explain the 12 steps of an assessment.

  3. Identify the considerations in treatment matching.

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Course Number: 101131
Total Credit Hours: 4cr
Exam Fee: $27.88
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