Assessment, Case Planning, & Management
An examination of, and hands-on practice of, case management with mental health and substance abuse clients that looks at client strengths and areas of psychosocial challenges presenting problems, and specific needs. Making interpersonal connection, attitude exploration, working with client goals, and managing cases based on valid assessment will lead to development of individualized treatment plans with measurable goals, objectives, progress notes, and gathering of collateral information. Students will survey commonly used assessment instruments. Upon completion of this course, students will identify basic elements of case planning, will demonstrate the ability to write progress notes, produce an individualized treatment plan incorporating measurable goals and collateral information, and be able to identify the most common assessment instruments. Required core course.