This course is designed to teach students the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully perform assessment interviews and diagnosis of substance use problems. Students will learn about: the qualities of good assessment, motivational interviewing skills, the interview process, screening tools, "Rule 25", "DSM IV", placement and treatment planning. This course meets the required 30 hours of class-room training to be a "Rule 25" assessor.
- Demonstrate the knowledge and skills need for successful interviewing and assessment of people with alcohol and drug problems, as demonstrated by quizzes, exams, assignments and class discussion.
- Develop an understanding of common assessment methods and tools used in the assessment and diagnostic process by alcohol & drug counselors, as demonstrated by experiential activities, exams, assignments, and class discussion.