Mental Health Matters
Forensic Edition
January 2019
Published by:  Lepage Associates
Psychological & Psychiatric Services
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 What Makes a Good Substance
Abuse Evaluation

Psychological evaluation and substance abuse evaluations share core characteristics
necessary for accurate assessment & intervention. Traditional psychological evaluations focus on
assessment of cognitive, emotional, and behavioral processes. Likewise, effective substance abuse
evaluations should examine several domains of psychological functioning, with a focus on substance abuse itself and also any related mental health issues impacting or resulting from substance use. Lastly,
if the substance abuse evaluation is forensic in nature, i.e., results may be used in a court case and have potential secondary gain or loss for a person, it is vital multiple sources of data (and not only self-report) are used to determine diagnosis and recommendations. 
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