At Wind of Change, we do everything we can to make sure you are on track and achieving the goals you have set forth. To do this, we will use clinically proven, sound assessments to track your progress. The specific assessments used will vary according to your individualized treatment plan.
Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment
Our complete diagnostic assessment occurs upon intake and includes ASAM criteria (that measures intoxication and/or withdrawal potential, biomedical conditions, emotional, behavioral, and cognitive conditions, readiness to change, relapse or continued use potential, and the recovery environment.) Our CDA also assesses bio-psycho-social-spiritual factors for diagnosis and treatment of presenting problems as well as a client’s readiness to change using the stages of change model: pre-contemplation, contemplation, Preparation, Action, and Maintenance. The results of these assessments will then drive treatment planning and psychotherapy services.
Level of Care Utilization System (LOCUS)
The LOCUS is an instrument that guides the assessment of the required level of care for patients, continued stay criteria, and the impact of treatment. The six assessment dimensions are: Risk of Harm, Functional Stats, Medical, Addictive, and Psychiatric Co-Morbidity, Recovery Environment, Treatment and Recovery History, and Engagement.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE)
It has been proven that traumatic experiences that people through childhood (0-17) can undermine their sense of stability, safety, and bonding. ACE’s are linked to substance use issues, mental health struggles, and chronic health problems. The ACE assessment measures these traumatic experiences and brings to light possible issues that may come up in therapy. Additionally, we will work with you to learn ways to prevent adverse experiences in your future.
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist
The PCL-5 is a 20-question, self-report assessment that measures the presence and severity of PTSD symptoms. Items on the PCL-R correspond with the criteria for PTSD found in the DSM-V.
Psychological Assessment Inventory (PAI)
The PAI is a personality test that was designed to assess the taker’s personality and psychopathology. It has been found helpful in determining diagnoses, as well as predicting future violence and recidivism rates.
Patient Health Questionnaire-9
The PHQ-9 is a self-administered test that screens, diagnoses, monitors, and measures the severity of depressive symptoms.
Columbia Suicide Risk Assessment
The Columbia Suicide Risk Assessment identifies patients who are at risk for suicide.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7 (GAD-7)
The GAD-7 is a seven-question, self-administered assessment that measures the patient’s current anxiety levels.
Nutritional screening is used by our clinical staff to assess the possible presence of an eating disorder or feeding-related issues that may need to be addressed in treatment.