Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test

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  • Essay On Mental Status Assessment

    Assessment Report: MAST and the Mental Status Examination A counselor that is meeting with a client should consider the use of assessments. Assessments can be an extremely useful tool. However, the counselor should consider the client’s cultural background and how if the assessment is appropriate to use. During an aspiring counselor’s journey in fieldwork, one may have to use assessments that could benefit the client. An aspiring counselor may use an assessment to assist him or her with determining an appropriate treatment for the client. Working with Katie The counselor worked with a client that was charged with the possession of marijuana and having false identification in her wallet. For confidentiality purposes, the counseling intern will call her Katie for confidential…

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  • Bio-Psychological Assessments

    Alcoholism or alcohol abuse disorder should not be defined by one specific biological, environmental or psychosocial factor but rather as a disease with many interrelated factors and symptoms (Oltmanns and Emery, 2015). Alcohol consumption in our culture is a common behavior that is heightened by the media and engrained in the moral customs within our social worlds. This alcohol acceptance within our culture, coupled with personal denial and other emotional health problems, creates a problem…

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  • Functions Of A Professional Counselor

    appropriate treatment plan.” In this essay five screening and assessment tools that are used in the identification of a substance use disorders diagnosis will be described. Examples that illustrate how the tools can be used…

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  • The Missouri Family Study (MOFAM)

    INTRODUCTION Both alcohol use and depressive symptoms are prevalent in adolescents and young adults (1–3). Additionally, several studies report the co-occurrence of alcohol use and depressive symptoms (4–6). For example, of young depressive adolescents under grade 10, 39% female vs. 14.8% male have ever used alcohol (7). Given co-occurrence of underage alcohol use and early depressive symptoms, disentangling the sequence of alcohol initiation (AI) and depressive symptom onset (DSO) will provide…

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  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (52 CPT)

    Cognitive Processing Therapy Trauma can happen to a variety of people; old and young, rich and poor, male and female; through the use of physical, verbal or sexual abuse, even while stationed in the military. One study focused on Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and compared its effectiveness to Present-Centered Therapy (PCT). Those who participated were diagnosed with PTSD related to military sexual trauma (both men and women) within three months before the study have more than one clear…

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  • Analysis Of Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase (GGT)

    is primarily carried with lipoproteins and albumin in serum. The levels of GGT is determined by various factors such as alcohol intake, body fat content, plasma lipid/ lipoproteins and glucose levels, and also various medications (Whitfield, 2001, p.263-3553). As noted by Das, Nayak, and Vasudevan(2003, p.111-118) there are other biochemical markers that is also associated with alcohol such as Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST) activity, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C)…

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  • Geriatric Assessment

    Substance use can greatly influence an individual’s health in almost all dimensions of wellness. It can be encouraged by social isolation, depression, environment, and a lack of knowledge in how to cope. The baby boomers are the current generation of elders who grew up through the 1960’s and 1970’s, a period of realization regarding alcohol and drugs. Since that time, alcohol and drug use has been monitored due to the significant identification of increased rates of substance use disorders.…

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  • Chemical Dependency Assessment Paper

    is suffering from a drug or alcohol dependency. The evaluation process takes place by using various instruments that include, but are not limited to, the CAGE, the Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (MAST), the Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test (AUDIT), and the Problem Oriented Screening Instrument for Teenagers (POSIT). Once an assessment instrument is chosen, it is important to evaluate the findings carefully to ensure that an appropriate treatment option is selected for the client.…

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  • Self Efficacy: A Case Study

    A case study was done about the effects that self efficacy has on the course of treatment for a person in a drug treatment program. In the study The Role of Self Efficacy in the Treatment of Substance Disorders, Ronald Kadden and Mark Litt found that self efficacy is a strong predictor of outcomes for patients in a drug treatment program. In this study, they found that at the end of a relapse prevention program, self efficacy was high because the focus was put on being able to do or not do what…

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  • Virtue Ethics In Counseling Case Study

    Striving for clarification from the client, quality counseling allows for discussions about client ideas regarding the nature and function of therapy as the client sees it. This frequent checking in with the client can help guide the counselor desiring to honor diversity within his practice. Acknowledging my own cultural values, bias and attitudes regarding alcohol intake and Hispanic households, and recognizing that a Latino male may feel uncomfortable with me as a white counselor. I may…

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