Unit Three: Screening Tools and Procedures

Chapter 14: Screening Tools & Measuring Outcomes for Chemical Dependency Counseling

Unit Three: Class Four

Learning Objectives

3.4.1. List screening tools and guidelines to identify substance abuse issues and/or addiction.
3.4.2. Explain how the results are documented in the electronic health record for communication, monitoring care, and outcome analysis (intra/inter-office, state and local registries).
3.4.3. Summarize the importance of screening tools as a measure of health, measure of results, and standards in care.
3.4.4. List the pros and cons of three screening tools.
3.4.5. Explain how you might utilize support staff of team members to administer, chart the results, and/or coordinate care.

Reading Assignments


Integrated Care: Creating Effective Mental and Primary Health Care Teams

  • Substance Abuse – Chapter 6, pgs 124-152.

Online Articles:

Optional Online Articles:


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