This 6-hour course addresses the issues relevant to screening and assessment and makes recommendations for the appropriate use of screening and assessment tools in specific settings within the criminal justice system. For information on how to use screening and assessment to match the offender to services and to identify an appropriate treatment plan, see the course entitled “Treating Clients in the Criminal Justice System.” More information on specific screening and assessment instruments is provided for you in Appendix A of this course.
By participating in this internet based course the trainee will:
1. Identify and define key screening terms
2. Examine screening guidelines
3. Examine assessment guidelines
4. Discover key issues related to screening and assessment
5. Evaluate areas to address in screening and assessment
6. Learn about the selection and implementation of specific instruments
7. Review screening and assessment considerations for specific populations
8. Review sample approaches for integrated screening and assessment
Your Course Instructor:
Kevin R. Scheel, MS, MAC, LMFT
Kevin R. Scheel is a Masters prepared chemical dependency counselor with more than twenty-three years of experience in the human service field. He has served as the director of programs in the public sector as well as in private care facilities, both in the profit and not-for-profit arenas. He has been involved in the delivery of education services to the field since 1986 as an instructor at McLennan Community College in Waco, Texas, and as a private training consultant with Hazelden. Mr. Scheel is the author of “Alcohol: Chemistry & Culture,” as well as a series of education videotapes on the various drugs of abuse, published and marketed by WRS Group, Inc. He has also created a preparation and review manual that is currently in use by a variety of colleges and universities in Texas, designed to aid students preparing for their Texas chemical dependency credential.
While in Texas Kevin served as the Texas Coordinator for the federally funded Project for Addiction Counselor Training (PACT) program. For this project Mr. Scheel designed a 270 hour curriculum for beginning counselors, delivering over 45,000 hours of classroom training to 415 minority students. As a result of his efforts, 268 of these students have gone on to obtain their credentials to practice chemical dependency counseling in Texas.
Kevin also served in the position as Coordinator for the Texas Addiction Training Center (currently the Texas Addition Technology Transfer Center), a federally funded project from the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment in Washington, D.C. The goal of this project has been to increase the level of addiction education to the various disciplines offering counseling services to drug and alcohol affected clients. In Texas this project worked with 8 major colleges and universities.