This course includes the process of collecting pertinent data about client or client systems and their environment and appraising the data as a basis for making decisions regarding diagnosis, treatment, and referral of chemical dependency clients. The course includes instruction on coordinating and prioritizing client treatment goals and working with other services, agencies, and resources to achieve those treatment goals. It also includes practice in assessing and managing a case including the development of sample case records and utilizing the written client records to guide and monitor services with emphasis on the development of the social history and intake, initial assessment, case reviews and consultation, individual treatment plan with measurable goals and objectives, documentation of progress, on-going assessment, and discharge planning including appropriate referrals. Students address confidentiality of client information and records as defined in 42 CFR Part 2 and study the strengths and weaknesses of various levels of care and the selection of an appropriate level for clients. They study basic information on two or more objective assessment instruments for alcohol or drug disorders such as the Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test, Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory, Addiction Severity Index, Mortimer-Filkins and others.