Explain how the individual scales are used in addiction diagnosis
DISCUSSION 2 YOUR POST SHOULD BE 300 WORDS
There are many screening and assessment tools used in the diagnostic process. Screening tools are often used by those who are not addiction professionals to help determine whether someone might require addition treatment. Assessment tools are used by addiction professionals to determine an accurate addictions diagnosis and placement for care. In this discussion, evaluate one of the mentioned assessment tools in the chapter. Choose from either the MMPI-2 or the PAI for your response.
1. Describe the assessment (MMPI-2 or PAI).
2. Explain how the individual scales are used in addiction diagnosis.
3. Discuss potential problems that occur when giving a client an assessment that asks for personal information. What are some strategies used by professionals to make this process easier.