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Alcohol and Drug Counselor | Performance Domain 1: Assessment

Assessment is the procedure used to identify and evaluate client’s strengths, weaknesses, problems and needs. This information is necessary in order to develop a treatment plan.

Global Criteria

  • Gather information from the client regarding history of alcohol and other drug abuse.
  • Use appropriate interviewing techniques.
  • Obtain and corroborate information from significant collateral sources in regards to client’s alcohol and drug abuse and psychosocial history, through the use of appropriate methods and procedures.
  • Identify appropriate assessment tools.
  • Explain assessment rationale to client.
  • Develop a diagnostic evaluation of the client’s substance abuse and co-occurring disorders based on the results of all assessments. The goal is to provide an integrated approach to treatment based on client’s strengths, weaknesses, problems and needs.

 

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