Training: ASSESSMENT-2016

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Course Objective: Participants will be able to identify appropriate questions to ask during assessment and avoid the pitfalls during assessment and treatment.

Course Goal: Participants will learn how to conduct a thorough assessment asking questions that illicit “change talk” from the client, while also avoiding the pitfalls that disempower and disengage the client.

Course Outline:

  • engage
  • how has problem impacted person’s life
  • pros and cons of gambling versus recovery
  • type of gambling
  • how much in gambling losses (make out an historical calendar)
  • how much debt
  • use SOGS questionnaire
  • build motivation
  • impact of problem on family
  • ongoing assessment through treatment
  • identifying underlying issues to problem gambling