It's a Short Trip to Rock Bottom

This course covers the critical topics of assessing and diagnosing.  Content includes a review of the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria in an easy-to-learn format and offers game-changing tips for being a "Rock-star" Assessor!  


This course also outlines the “stages of addiction” and demonstrates how this knowledge can be a key for prevention, as well as a means to inspire needed change.  Once armed with this information, clients are better able to identify signs and symptoms, prevent progression, and recognize the need for professional services.  


Course discusses:

  • Understanding Stages of Addiction

  • Barriers to accurate assessing

  • How to ask the right questions

  • How to get clients to be honest

  • Dealing with resistant clients 

  • Translating the DSM-5


This course is applicable for practitioners of all levels, as well as prevention professionals. Course content applies to various client populations (i.e., addiction, mental health, etc.) and is relevant for services provided in a variety of settings (clinics, shelters, jails, etc.).

Course Information

CE Hours








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