PCN 501 Grand Canyon Week 3 Complete Work
PCN 501 Grand Canyon Week 3 Discussion 1
There are numerous screening instruments available to help counselors assess and diagnose substance use disorders. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using standardized instruments to assess and diagnose clients?
PCN 501 Grand Canyon Week 3 Discussion 2
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) provides diagnostic criteria for substance-related diagnoses. What problems can arise if a counselor relies solely on this criterion for diagnostic purposes? Support your answer with evidence.
PCN 501 Grand Canyon Week 3 Assignment
Assessment and Diagnosis
Write a 500-750-word paper that answers the following questions:
What screening and assessment methods are available for assessing and diagnosing clients for substance use and other addictive disorders?
What considerations must be made for choosing an appropriate screening and assessment tool?
How do screening and assessment techniques for substance related disorders differ from those for process addictions?
Include a minimum of two scholarly references in addition to the textbook in your paper.
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
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