2018-2019 Catalog

HMSV 1140 Assessment, Case Planning, and Management

4.5 - 0.0 - 4.5


(1) LMHP or PLMHP; or (2) ENGL 1020 and PSYC 1010 - must be completed prior to taking this course.

Course Description

This course includes the process of collecting pertinent data about client or client systems and their environment and appraising the data as a basis for making decisions regarding diagnosis, treatment, and/or referral of chemical dependency clients. Instruction on coordinating and prioritizing client treatment goals and working with other services, agencies, and resources to achieve those treatment goals is included. This course also includes practice in assessing and managing a case. This includes the development of sample case records and utilization of written client records to guide and monitor services with emphasis on the development of the social history and intake, initial assessment, case reviews and consultation, individual treatment plan with measurable goals and objectives, documentation of progress, on-going assessment, and discharge planning including appropriate referrals. Confidentiality of client information and records as defined in 42 CFR Part 2 is addressed. The strengths and weaknesses of various levels of care and the selection of an appropriate level for clients is studied. Basic information on two or more objective screening instruments for alcohol/drug disorders, such as the Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (MAST), Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI), Addiction Severity Index (ASI), Mortimer-Filkins, and others are studied.