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PCN-481 Impact of Process Addictions Worksheet Guidelines Uses the following guidelines as a resource for completing the “Impact Process Addictions Worksheet” assigned in Topics 2-7.
Disorder: <Enter Disorder> 1. Physiological
impact: Identify specific physiological effects of this addiction. Include how the addiction affects the brain chemistry and functioning. Be specific with regards to neurochemistry. Identify how these effects relate to behavioral symptoms.
Discuss effects on other organs in the body. Be sure to specify which effects are acute in nature and which are chronic. Include how recovery from this addiction may impact the physiological effects. Lastly, discuss what interventions can assist in the healing of these physiological effects and promote recovery.
2. Psychological impact:
Identify the specific psychological effects of this addiction. Include emotional consequences and how these relate to behavioral symptoms. Also include cognitive effects and how cognitive effects relate to behavioral symptoms.
Elaborate on how these psychological effects impact treatment readiness and response to treatment. Include information regarding interventions that can assist in helping with the psychological impact of this addiction and promote recovery. Include psychological effects on family members and friends.
3. Appropriate screening, assessment, and diagnosis issues:
Identify how professionals can screen for this addiction and how they can assess its severity. Include how they can screen for the addiction when clients are presenting for other issues as well as if they are primarily seeking treatment for this addiction.
Reference any evidence-based or best-practice screening or assessment tools. In addition, reference DSM-5when appropriate.
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4. Importance of screening for co-occurring disorders:
Include information regarding prevalence of co-existing disorders and strategies for screening for them. Reference any evidence-based or best practice screening or assessment tools. Identify challenges that may impact recovery as a result of co-occurring disorders.
5. Appropriate treatment goals and interventions :
Identify treatment goals for clients with this addiction. Include both the spectrum of levels of care as well as specific intervention strategies. Relate the DiClemente and Prochaska’s stages of change to these interventions and specify how these stages may impact treatment strategy and level of care placement. Include expected resistance and barriers to treatment success. Discuss treatment goals of family members.