Assessment and Diagnosis

Write a 750-1,000-word paper that addresses the following:

  1. A definition of screening, assessment, and treatment plan
  2. A general overview of the substance use disorder criteria according to the DSM
  3. 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
  4. Include at least two examples of commonly used substance use disorder assessment tools.
  5. Include a minimum of two scholarly sources in addition to the textbook.

When writing the paper, consider using the following level-one APA headings to help organize the content:

  1. Definitions
  2. Assessment Process
  3. Considerations
  4. General Overview of Criteria
  5. Potential Problems
  6. Examples

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide

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