Assessment of Addiction and Co-occurring Disorders
For this assignment, you will select one of the case scenarios provided in the assignment’s Resources, Riverbend City: Case Scenarios Part 1, and analyze assessment tools that would support the diagnostic process for both the substance use and mental health issues presented. You are encouraged to focus on the assessments for substance use and mental health issues covered in Chapter 2 of the Substance Use Disorders and Addictions text. This assignment sets the stage for the formulation of the treatment plan in Unit 9 assignment.
Consider scholarly literature for your selected assessment to analyze the level of appropriateness of the tool to assess clients from diverse backgrounds. The Counseling Masters Research Guide will help you in searching for scholarly articles.
Include information that would be needed to formulate a differential diagnosis.
Formulate a provisional diagnosis following the DSM-5 criteria using the assessment template provided including a concise summary.
Follow the template to address client strengths, challenges, and level of care. You are encouraged to use course readings to support your assessment strategy. Please note that optional articles can be easily accessed by copying and pasting the title of the article into the search box for Summon on the landing page of the Capella University Library.
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