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Assessing Mental Health and Substance Abuse


An assessment is a basis for understanding the client’s presentation and is the beginning of conceptualizing their functioning into a diagnosis. This continuing education course will explore mental status exams, mental health assessments, alcohol, and drug assessments, and the DSM V. We will also introduce the learner to a few popular assessment tools.




This course will award 2 continuing education hours.  Please see below for board approvals.

Author: Leesa M. Robertson, M.Ed., CAP, LMHC
Ms. Robertson, M.Ed., CAP, LMHC is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia.  She is credentialed in alcohol and other drug counseling.    

Course Information: 
Relevance and Target Audience: This course is designed for master’s level counselors, addiction professionals, social workers, and nurses who need to assess levels of care and criteria for potential treatment.
Content level:  Intermediate
Course Format:  This course is offered as a self-paced distance learning format (reading-based online activity)
System Requirements:  This course is offered online.  Internet connection required.
Course Completion Information:  To earn continuing education credit, professionals must register and pay the fee for the course.  They must read the content and demonstrate understanding by earning a minimum score of 70 percent on testing materials.  The certificate of completion will be able to be downloaded after the above is completed. Refunds and Cancellations will be granted upon request with the withdrawal of credit for the course. For questions, concerns or to request special accommodations, please call 866-863-4225 or email

Provider Number:  50-204 
Course ID:  20-885011
OHSW Provider Number:  50-32249
Course ID:  20-978966

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Price $12.00

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