Assessment and Diagnosis

Assessment and Diagnosis

Write a 750-1,000-word paper that addresses the following: 

**********please include an introduction and conclusion 

**********Please use the attached template**********************

· A definition of screening, assessment, and treatment plan

· What is the assessment process for identifying addictive disorders?

· What considerations must be made for choosing an appropriate assessment tool?

· A general overview of the substance use disorder criteria according to the DSM.

· A discussion about the potential problems that can arise when a counselor relies solely on the diagnostic criteria listed in the DSM for treatment planning.

· Include at least two examples of commonly used substance use disorder assessment tools.

· Discuss the need for crisis management when working with a client.

· Include a minimum of two scholarly sources in addition to the textbook.

When writing the paper, consider using the following level-one APA headings to help organize the content: 

· Definitions

· Assessment Process

· Considerations

· General Overview of Criteria

· Potential Problems

· Examples

· Crisis Management

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide

*****I want to give you some tips for how to score well on this assignment.*************************

· Review the rubric! 

o If you want to get points for a certain area of your paper, look at the rubric. It tells you how to make this happen

o One common error is that people do not include an Intro or Conclusion, and so it is hard for me to rationalize that they have a strong Thesis Statement & Development score. Be thorough and show strong attention to detail. If it is not present = 0.

o Address all the content areas identified in the guidelines for the assignment.

o Use an appropriate structure for your paper.

o FIND 2 PEER-REVIEWED SOURCES 

§ Not web pages. Scholarly = Peer-Reviewed / Published

§ Aim to use current resources as well. Sometimes dated information leads people to state things as fact when they really are not viewed this way in the present.

o APA is King in the counseling field 

§ All written submissions you will do in this field assume you understand APA format.

§ If you are not sure how to do this, consult the APA Manual and do a full read through for a few hours. This will earn you so many points in the future.

§ Find reputable web resources for specific formatting questions if you feel stuck.

§ Also- check out: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_style_introduction.htmlThis page has lots of good resources

The rubrics for each assignment are fully utilized in my courses, and I have high expectations for my graduate students in relation to writing and articulating your message through your assignments. 

Running head: ASSESSMENT & DIAGNOSIS 1

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ASSESSMENT & DIAGNOSIS

Assessment & Diagnosis

NAME

Grand Canyon University

PCN-501: Introduction to Addictions &

Substance Use Disorders

DATE

Assessment and Diagnosis

Introduction

[Type a comprehensive introduction paragraph. Finish with thesis statement. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.]

Defining Clinical Terms

[Essay expertly describes screening, assessment, and treatment, and description is comprehensive and insightful with relevant evidence to support claims. Essay demonstrates an exceptional understanding of the topic.]

The Assessment Process

[Essay expertly discusses the assessment process for assessing and diagnosing clients for addictive disorders, and description is comprehensive and insightful with relevant evidence to support claims. Essay demonstrates an exceptional understanding of the topic.]

Considerations for Assessment Selection

[Essay expertly describes the considerations when selecting an appropriate assessment tool, and description is comprehensive and insightful with relevant evidence to support claims. Essay demonstrates an exceptional understanding of the topic.]

Overview of DSM-5 Criteria

[Essay expertly discusses the substance use disorder criteria according to the DSM, and description is comprehensive and insightful with relevant evidence to support claims. Essay demonstrates an exceptional understanding of the topic.]

Limitations in DSM-Only Treatment Planning

[Essay expertly discusses the potential problems that can arise when relying solely on the diagnostic criteria listed in the DSM for treatment planning, and description is comprehensive and insightful with relevant evidence to support claims. Essay demonstrates an exceptional understanding of the topic.]

Addiction Treatment: Examples of Common Assessment Tools

[Essay expertly discusses at least two examples commonly used substance use disorder assessment tools, and description is comprehensive and insightful with relevant evidence to support claims. Essay demonstrates an exceptional understanding of the topic.]

Crisis Management in Addiction Treatment

[Essay expertly describes the need for crisis management when working with a client, and description is comprehensive and insightful with relevant evidence to support claims. Essay demonstrates an exceptional understanding of the topic.]

Conclusion

[Conclude the paper and all topics. Write in paragraph format and connect your content from the other sections back to the completed purpose of the paper.]

References

Use journal articles to complete this list of references. There is no specific target for number of references, but you should have scholarly support for every section of this writing assignment.

The textbook does not count as one, but you can use it to support your responses in the above research paper. The same rule applies to web-resources, videos, psychological opinion articles designed for lay audiences etc. You may use them, but make sure to have three resources of high scholarship value.

Author, I. N. (Year). Title of the article. Title of the Journal or Periodical, volume(Issue), pp-pp.

Last, F. M. (Year Published) Book. City, State: Publisher.

 
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