Approaches to Assessment, Treatment and Supports
This seminar builds on material discussed in the Introduction and Engagement seminars.
The first half of the course examines screening and assessment needs and means of acquiring the data needed for useful clinical decision-making.
The second half provides an overview of the types of treatment approaches that may be most useful for persons with differing disorders and levels of symptom severity, including examination of cultural/ethnic variations, environmental supports and stressors, and peer supports.
This seminar is free of charge and provides PCB and SW/LPC credits.
Participants will be able to:
- Explain components of assessment and the assessment process
- Identify attitudes and skills needed by those conducting COD assessments
- Review some existing treatment approaches found useful for persons with different diagnostic combinations, change readiness, and levels of symptom severity
- Discuss means of identifying, locating and linking other needed supports
- Describe cultural elements to be considered in exploring specific approaches and supports
Questions? Email Paul Toth, PhD, Staff Development Manager & Clinical Supervisor, at email@example.com, or call 610-635-7458.