Screening and Assessment of Co-Occurring Disorders in the Justice System

$27.00 | CE Hours:9.00 | Intermediate

 

CE Course Description

Use of evidence-based approaches for screening and assessment is likely to result in more accurate matching of offenders to treatment services and more effective treatment and supervision outcomes.  This CE course provides a guide for professionals who are interested in developing and operating effective programs for justice-involved individuals who have CODs.  Key systemic and clinical challenges are discussed, as well as state-of-the art approaches for conducting screening and assessment.

Article Author:  Roger Peters, Ph.D., Elizabeth Rojas, M.A., and Marla Bartoi, Ph.D.; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Exam writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)

CE Course Objectives

1.  Enumerate the characteristics that carry elevated risk for CODs.

2.  Explain the consequences of not screening for trauma.

3.  Investigate how accuracy of information obtained during screening and assessment can be compromised.

4.  Compare and contrast the recommended screening and assessment instruments for substance abuse, mental health, and co-occurring disorders.

5.  Identify an important new criterion for substance use disorders.

6.  Describe the goals of screening and assessment.

Date Added: 2016-03-22

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