1=Understands 2=Developing 3=Competent 4=Skilled 5=Master
PRACTICE DIMENSION I
CLINICAL EVALUATION - ASSESSMENT
Assessment is an ongoing process through which the counselor collaborates with the client, and others, to gather and interpret information necessary for planning treatment and evaluating client progress.
Select and use a comprehensive assessment process that is sensitive to age, gender, racial and ethnic cultural issues, and disabilities that includes, but is not limited to:
History of alcohol and other drug use;
Physical health, mental health, and addiction treatment histories;
Work history and career issues;
History of criminality;
Current status of physical health, mental health, and substance use;
Spiritual concerns of the client;
Education and basic life skills;
Socioeconomic characteristics, lifestyle and current legal status
Use of community resources:
Level of cognitive and behavioral functioning.
Analyze and interpret the data to determine treatment recommendations.
Seek appropriate supervision and consultation.
Document assessment findings and treatment recommendations.