Friday, February 27, 2009

Are you as smart as a substance abuse professional? #11

Q: The usual sequence of diagnostic activity is:

A: comprehensive assessment, evaluation, screening

B: screening, comprehensive assessment, evaluation

C: screening, evaluation, comprehensive assessment

D: evaluation, screening, comprehensive assessment

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1 comment:

David G. Markham said...

Answer - C- screening, evaluation, comprehensive assessment. These terms are not synonomous and are used inappropriately all the time by lay people as well as substance abuse professionals. Screening is an activity to determine if there is a need for a further evaluation. An evaluation is performed to determine if there is a problem is present, and if the evaluation determines that there is abuse or dependency problem present, then a comprehensive assessment is done to collect information for a treatment plan.