Complete the following requirements:
•Evaluate, in detail, the pros and cons of using DSM diagnoses as the primary classification structure for clients with substance use disorders.
•Examine the assessment types used to diagnose clients with substance use. Choose two of these assessments that would not only help to diagnose the substance use disorder, but would also assess the whole person. Explain them fully.
•Compare and contrast the two assessments chosen regarding how they will evaluate the whole person and not just the specific DSM diagnostic criteria.
•Justify the value of using assessments that evaluate the whole person rather than just the specific DSM diagnostic criteria
Here is an outline in point form to assist you in answering your assignment questions:
1. Evaluate the pros and cons of using DSM diagnoses as the primary classification structure for clients with substance use disorders.
The strength - facilitates the development of a treatment plan, facilitates a collaborative discussion of clients primary issues with other health care providers
The weakness- ...
A discussion of why and when to use assessment tools to determine addiction disorders and for client evaluation is examined.