Assessment and Diagnosis

Write a 1,000-1,250-word paper that addresses the following:

A definition of screening, assessment, and treatment planning
What is the assessment process for identifying addictive disorders for assessing and diagnosing clients?
What considerations must be made for choosing an appropriate assessment tool?
A general overview of the substance use disorder criteria according to the current version of the DSM
A discussion about the potential problems that can arise when a counselor relies solely on the diagnostic criteria listed in the DSM for treatment planning
Include at least two examples of commonly used substance use disorder assessment tools in addition to the current version of the DSM. Include an analysis of the benefits and limitations to these tools.
Include a minimum of four scholarly sources in addition to the textbook and current version of the DSM.

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