Assessment Of Addiction And Co-Occurring Disorders

Assessment Of Addiction And Co-Occurring Disorders

Assessment Of Addiction And Co-Occurring Disorders



Assessment of Addiction and Co-occurring Disorders

For this assignment, you will select one of the case scenarios provided in the assignment’s Resources and analyze assessment tools that would support the diagnostic process for both the substance use and mental health issues presented. You will need to compare at least two assessments for each area of concern, including the client’s risk of harm to self or others, and point out the relative strengths and limitations of each. Consider scholarly literature and reviews for your selected assessment tool in the Mental Measurement Yearbook, if available, in order to analyze the level of appropriateness of the tool to assess clients from diverse backgrounds. Formulate a provisional diagnosis following DSM-5 criteria using the assessment template provided. Follow the template to address client strengths, challenges, and level of care (see page 75 of the text). This assignment sets the stage for the formulation of the treatment plan in u09a1. Assessment Of Addiction And Co-Occurring Disorders


Follow these assignment requirements:

•Written communication: Written communication is thoughtful and free of errors that detract from the overall message.

•APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to APA (6th edition) style and formatting.

•Number of resources: Minimum of six scholarly sources. Distinguished submissions will likely exceed this number.

•Length of paper: 6–8 typed double-spaced pages, plus title page and references.

•Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.


Submission Requirements

You are required to submit your final version of this paper to Turnitin to generate a final report prior to submitting the assignment for grading.


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Assessment of Addiction and Co-occurring Disorders

Provide an introduction to your paper making it clear which case you have selected, and include the purpose of the assessment by describing the primary presenting concerns from the scenario.

Evaluation of Assessment Tools

Select and evaluate at least two assessment tools for each of the following:

· Addiction Assessment or Screening.

· Assessment of Co-occurring Mental Health Issue.

· Assessment of Risk of Harm.

Using the Mental Measurement Yearbook and other scholarly sources (peer reviewed journal articles), compare the strengths and weakness of each assessment and justify selecting one that would be the stronger choice for the case. Be certain to analyze how well each assessment performs with relevant diverse populations. When it exists, scholarly literature that addresses how well the assessment tool performs with the specific diversity presented in the case should be cited.

Based upon information provided in the case justify a provisional diagnosis including DSM criteria met and those that would require additional information. Note information needed for differential diagnosis and cultural considerations.

Results of Assessment

Diagnosis Based upon the DSM-5


Principal DSM-5 Diagnosis (Focus of treatment):

Additional DSM-5 Diagnoses:

Relevant Medical Diagnoses (if known):


Other Conditions That May Be a Focus of Clinical Attention (see pp. 715–727 of DSM-5 manual) –

Measures of Symptom Severity/Disability (see Section III of DSM-5, p. 747 and select appropriate assessment tools such as WHODAS 2.0 for adult or parent/guardian Cross-Cutting Symptom Measure for child age 6–17) –

Include a narrative description explaining how the diagnosis was formulated citing the DSM-5 and any other relevant sources. It is likely that the case scenario does not provide enough detail to make a definitive diagnosis. Note the information needed to formulate a more definitive diagnosis and how the results of the assessment tools selected would contribute to the process.

Description of Client Strengths

This section should focus upon the strengths suggested in the scenario that are relevant to consider for the level of care and modalities (individual, group, family) that will be recommended. Note that only the level of care is included at this point in the project. Considerations should include the client’s support system, motivation to change, and physical health from the perspective of the strengths they may have.

Description of Challenges to Be Addressed

This section mirrors the information considered strengths, noting the relevant gaps that may present challenges for the client in terms of their support system, motivation to change, and physical risks associated with their substance of choice. The risk of the client harming themselves or others should be addressed here.

Recommended Level of Care

Based upon ASAM criteria (see pp.72–75 in the Lewis text), a recommendation for the initial level of care is addressed here. The continuum of care that will likely follow should be described and supported by scholarly literature.


Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume# (issue#), xx–xx.

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