Clinical Screening and Assessment for the Addictions Professional

The course that is being presented this week in our face-to-face Substance Abuse Counselor Training at PAHA is “Clinical Screening and Assessment for the Addictions Professional: Mental Status Examination, Screening and Evaluation Tools”. This is a 6-hour course that is also available at our on-line training center anytime at which covers the topic of Clinical Screening and Assessment with a specific substance abuse focus for Nurses, Counselors, and other Health Professionals.

Here are the topics covered in this course:

  1. Introduction to Clinical Screening and Assessments
  2. Clinical interviewing
  3. Eliciting Substance Abuse History
  4. Screening Instruments and Standardized Interviews
  5. Diagnosing Substance Use Disorders
  6. History of Substance Use Disorder: Psychiatric, Medical, Family, & Social
  7. Physical and Mental Status Examinations
  8. Biological Markers and Drug Toxicology Screening
  9. Breath Alcohol Test (Breathalyzer)
  10. Urine Drug Screen
  11. Serum Drug Screen & Alternative Specimen Tests
  12. Employment Testing
  13. Levels of Assessment and Care

To enroll in this course on-line please visit For more information about our face-to-face courses, please see our schedule at:

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