Substance Abuse Assessments

The substance abuse assessment process helps identify the treatment needs of the individual or  whether treatment is needed at all. Issues covered in the assessment are types and amount of substances used and how often they were used; health issues, legal issues, education level and employment histories, family history and abuse history. Assessments are completed by therapists  trained and experienced in substance abuse treatment.

Domestic Abuse Assessment

There are two types of Domestic Abuse Assessment: one for the perpetrator or alleged perpetrator, and one for the victim/survivor. It is important to note that both domestic abuse assessments are only related to abuse between significant others.

Domestic Abuse Assessment (Perpetrator): This assessment uses the Duluth model principles to determine the appropriateness of the individual to participate in a domestic abuse program such as the Batterer’s Intervention Program.  The participant is interviewed on all aspects of domestic abuse in all of the major relationships. In addition, the individual is asked about other issues that may have influenced his abuse or make him a high risk for recidivism.

Domestic Abuse Assessment (Victim/Survivor): This assessment is used to determine the severity, duration and intensity of how the individual has been abused in intimate relationships. Because every individual is impacted differently, the assessment also takes into account symptoms associated with other traumatic events that the person has gone through.
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Mental Health Evaluation

During a Mental Health Evaluation, a qualified professional thoroughly assesses the client’s cognitive and emotional condition and provides an adequate recommendation.  The Mental Health Evaluation is done from a multi-cultural and individual perspective using the DSM-IV as the basis for any diagnosis. Please call the office  for more information.