The successful provision of treatment relies on accurately matching clients to treatment, in order for this to happen appropriate screening and assessment are essential. The process of assessment provides the beginning of a therapeutic alliance in which the client can experience, possibly for the first time, someone taking genuine focused interest in their concerns. Attention to the individual’s substance dependence, motivation and resources, goals beliefs and values, any factors that may influence the client’s potential in meeting these goals are important. A collaborative process with the client in which goals strengths and weaknesses and problems are clearly identified provides a framework for a relevant treatment process.
While many agencies have well defined assessment tools, this training will focus on assessment from a generic perspective with the aim of providing the learner with a deeper understanding how to conduct this essential task with skill and sensitivity.
The training goes on to examine the relationship between assessment and care or treatment planning and how an effective care plan is based on a thorough collaborative assessment.
This will help clients address the relevant issues and help treatment teams monitor client progress through treatment.
The learning objectives for this training are:
- Understand and describe the roles of, and difference between, screening and assessment
- Identify the key areas that need to covered in both screening and assessment and be able to place factors in treatment priority order
- Understand the role of care planning in treatment
- Understand how a care plan is developed, who should be involved in the process and what are the essential components.
- Understand the link between assessment and care planning
- Understand the psychological aspects of the screening assessment and care planning process
Substance misuse training and development