The purpose of screening is to accurately identify individuals who may have a co-occurring disorder.
Each of the recommended screening tools has shown good reliability and validity and is proven to have a high degree of accuracy in predicting who may need further assessment and treatment.
accreditation is enhanced by the requirement to continually upgrade and update knowledge and skills in the field of property assessment.
Each member shall undertake continuing professional development relevant to the member's work and professional responsibilities. Approval of the request by the IMA's Continuing Professional Development Committee is based on its sole discretion and the merits of each individual case.
Screening serves a different purpose than assessment and cannot take the place of a thorough assessment.
Screening will identify candidates who should receive a more comprehensive assessment.
Implementation of Screening Once a provider has selected a single screening instrument to be used in an identified setting, all clinicians should become familiar with that instrument and its use and scoring.
All of the recommended screening instruments are either available or accessible via the internet at no cost.The professional development must be directed toward developing and maintaining the member's competence in the practice of property assessment. The decision of the Continuing Professional Development Committee is final.The IMA will provide a list of pre-approved activities and their respective credits. Most individuals experience improvements in independent living, control of symptoms, competitive employment, social contacts with non-substance users, and overall expression of life satisfaction (Drake, 2006).In 2000, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment () issued a report entitled Changing the Conversation, which presented the principle of "No Wrong Door." This principle has guided policy and decision making regarding co-occurring disorders treatment since that time; it recognizes that most clients do not have a single targeted problem, and that it is the responsibility of treatment and rehabilitation programs to adapt to and meet the specific needs of the individual.