This unit aims to:
* Explore the process of assessment and identify relevant domains for assessment.
* Develop a model of assessment as a multi-disciplinary process, which involves the client, is dynamic, motivating, and responds to changing needs.
* Explain the principles of assessment by semi-structured interview.
* Describe how the assessment process is developed into an individualised plan for action.
* Provide a model for clear, realistic, relevant and measurable treatment planning.
* Foster an attitude of collaboration with the client, to maximise the client's motivation and responsibility for change.
At the end of this unit, students will be able to:
* Understand what needs to be assessed for addiction treatment, including structured, semi-structured and unstructured interview formats.
* Be familiar with the assessment framework outlined in the Models of Care.
* Demonstrate the principles of good interviewing.
* Conduct semi-structured interviews taking a social history and chemical use history.
* Document findings in a recognised format.
* Describe a model of treatment planning which is clear, realistic, relevant and measurable.
* Analyse, sort and prioritise issues arising from the assessment process.
* Show ability to develop, negotiate and review treatment plans.
* formulating an opinion based upon an analysis of a clients presenting problems due to substance use.
* applying one or more models of addiction to help clients understand their substance misuse related problems and to inform the development of their treatment/care plan/care pathway.
* developing the ability to collate and process client information in a coherent way.
* the use of counselling skills to structure, track and pace interviews.
* observing and feedback of demonstration interviews.
* preparation and writing of a coherent case formulation.
* the use of IT to communicate and manage information.
This unit is concerned with:
* Comprehensive Assessment: what needs to be assessed?
* History taking - structure and purpose.
* History taking - interviewing demonstration and practice.
* Treatment planning - analysing, prioritising, and review
* Practice and implementation.