Screening and Assessment (TIP 56, Chapter 2)

Addressing the Specific Behavioral Health Needs of Men (TIP 56)

About the Course:

Screening and Assessment (TIP 56, Chapter 2): Addressing the Specific Behavioral Health Needs of Men (TIP 56). This chapter reviews three parts of a comprehensive screening and assessment process. An assessment of the presenting problem (e.g., substance abuse) and its social, spiritual, psychological, and medical consequences. A personal assessment that investigates other behaviors, values, attitudes, and experiences that may influence treatment in behavioral health settings. Throughout this process, clinicians should be aware of the ways in which male gender roles influence men’s psychological adaptation, substance use/abuse, and help-seeking behaviors.

Course materials are from Chapter 2. Course materials can be accessed either 1) online or 2) by ordering the book free from:

Course materials are from Chapter 2, found on pages 13 to 26 of pdf document (pages 34 to 47 if using Adobe toolbar page finder).



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Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about screening and assessment in regard to the specific behavioral health needs of men. It is appropriate for an introductory to intermediate level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the screening and assessment procedures for men.

  2. Explain the comprehensive screening and assessment for men.

  3. Identify the substance abuse assessment procedures for men.

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