This course presents an overview of the knowledge and skills needed to assess acute and persistent mental health and substance use challenges. Applying a biopsychosocial lens and strength-based collaborative approach to assessment, students learn to conduct a social history, develop a written biopsychosocial assessment, and create a plan that matches services to the goals and needs of the individual.
Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 45)
Pre- or Co-Requisites:
- Psychosocial histories, biopsychosocial assessments, and personalized plans
- Assessment tools
- Risk management
- An evidence-based conceptual framework
- A multicultural framework
- Conduct a psychosocial history and produce comprehensive biopsychosocial assessments and personalized plans
- Apply a range of assessment tools to screen for mental illness and substance use and to evaluate the psychosocial functioning of the individual and his/her family
- Assess and manage risk according to individual need and organizational protocols and expectations
- Apply an evidence-based conceptual framework to facilitate planning
- Apply a multicultural framework to assessment and planning
Grading System: Letter Grades
Passing Grade: C+
Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.