Screening Instruments (TIP 42, Appendix H): Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders

About the Course:

Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders (TIP 42) adopts a program perspective to examine both outpatient and residential settings for treating clients with co-occurring disorders, highlighting promising treatment models that have emerged both within the substance abuse field and elsewhere. It discusses various treatment approaches and models available to those working in substance abuse settings and addresses screening instruments. Course materials are from Appendix H, found on pages 497-512 of pdf document (pages 522-537 using Adobe toolbar page finder).

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About the Author:

Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders was published as Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 42 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about screening instruments for clients that may have co-occurring disorders. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the Mental Health Screening Form-III (MHSF-III), including guidelines for use and diagnostic categories covered.

  2. Discuss the development of the Screening Instrument for Substance Abuse (SSI-SA).

  3. Identify the domains measured by the SSI-SA and discuss the administration and scoring of the instrument.

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