Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
10-550-177 058123 AODA Assessment and Diagnosis
Outline of Instruction

Course Information
Description10-550-177 AODA ASSESSMENT AND DIAGNOSIS...learners develop a working knowledge of gathering and interpreting information used in forming diagnoses based on the criteria in the DSM-IV TR. Learners will explore various diagnostic tools and determine the level of care utilizing the Wisconsin UPC. (Prerequisite: 10-550-170, Understanding Substance Abuse)
Total Credits3
Prior Learning Assessments
Course Competencies
  1. Differentiate between substance abuse and substance addiction and dependency.
  2. Execute the Wisconsin Code of Ethics for Substance Abuse Counselors.
  3. Explore current best practices in substance abuse treatment.
  4. Perform substance abuse screening utilizing standard screening instruments.
  5. Perform bio/psycho/social assessment.
  6. Perform substance abuse assessment.
  7. Apply the Wisconsin Unified Placement Criteria.
  8. Prepare treatment plans based on assessment findings.
  9. Perform mental status evaluations.
  10. Facilitate applications for referral to a mental health professional.
  11. Perform crisis management.
  12. Research community substance abuse services.
  13. Research state and national resources.