Clinical Assessment of Drug/Alcohol Use
Develops knowledge and skills in: interviewing clients about nicotine, alcohol and other drug use; selection and use of assessment instruments; and an understanding of comorbidity, medical assessment and psychological measures.
- Semester 2 - 2017
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Describe methodological, practical and ethical considerations in conducting treatment outcome evaluation in clinical settings
2. Describe cognitive-behavioural assessment of nicotine, alcohol and other drug problems
3. Identify which screening/assessment instruments are relevant to detect alcohol and other drug problems
4. Demonstrate competence in administering an alcohol and other drug assessment (AATOM, or BTOM)
5. Demonstrate competence in conducting a CBT assessment interview (see Reading 1.2) and administering the AUDIT (see Reading 5.1, p.35)
6. Demonstrate competence in written case formulations from vignettes.
- Develop knowledge and skills in interviewing clients about nicotine, alcohol and other drug use
- Selection and use of assessment instruments
- Develop an understanding of medical assessment and psychological measures
Students must work in an employment setting (either voluntary or paid) which allows approximately 7 days of clinical work with clients who report alcohol or other drug use. Mentoring will be required. (Please note that this is not a placement and that appropriate work settings also include accident and emergency, ward, community nursing and mental health services.)
Online Learning Activity: Written Assignment discussion board.
Written Assignment: Skills viewing DVD/audio recording and critique.
Written Assignment: Skills demonstration DVD/audio and critique
Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Contact hours are an indication only.
Self-Directed 6 hour(s) per Week for Full Term