Discussion Question Regarding Substance Abuse And Assessing Forensic Psychology



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To prepare for this Discussion:

• Review the online report, “Principles of Drug Abuse Treatment for Criminal Justice Populations: A Research-Based Guide” by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Reflect on the principles of treating drug and alcohol abuse and addiction in a correctional facility, as well as on the role of assessments in the treatment of inmates with chemical dependency and the impact that poor assessments and insufficient treatment may have on the health and recovery of inmates. https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/principles-drug-abuse-treatment-criminal-justice-populations/principles

• Select a sub-population of inmates who might be prone to chemical use and dependency and reflect on their specific needs.

• Review the course document, “Substance Abuse Assessment Instruments.” Consider the type of assessment instrument you might use to help evaluate the level of chemical dependency and treatment needs for the sub-population you selected.

• Select two assessment instruments from the list that you think might best help assess the sub-population you selected. Research the instruments either in your course text or in the Mental Measurements Yearbook database. Consider their reliability, validity, construction, and the strengths and limitations of each when applied to the specific sub-population.

With these thoughts in mind:

Post by Day 4 a brief description of the sub-population of inmates for whom you selected assessment instruments. Then, describe the two assessment instruments you selected, including any normative data and data on their reliability and validity. Explain how the instruments might be used to assess substance abuse and addiction for the sub-population you described. Finally, analyze their strengths and weaknesses when used to assess this sub-population.

FPSY 6125

Assessment in Forensic Psychology Settings

Week 10

Substance Abuse Assessment Instruments



Personality Assessment Inventory

Personality Assessment Inventory – Adolescent

Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory – 2

Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory – Adolescent

Adapted Short Michigan Alcoholism

Addiction Admission Scale (AAS)

Addiction Potential Scale (APS)

Adolescent Alcohol Involvement Scale

Adolescent Diagnostic Interview (ADI)

Adolescent Drinking Index (ADI)

Alcohol Clinical Index (ACI)

Alcohol Dependence Scale (ADS)

Alcohol Expectancy Questionnaire (AEQ)

Alcohol Expectancy Adolescent (AEQ-A)

Alcohol Timeline Follow Back (TLFB)

Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test

Alcohol Use Inventory (AUI)

Brief MAST

Brown Peterson Recovery Progress

Co-dependency Inventory (CODI)

Collateral Interview Form (CIF)

College Alcohol Problem Scale (CAPS)

Common Alcohol Logistic Scale (CAL) Current Thoughts Questionnaire

Complaints Checklist

Chemical Dependency Assessment Profile

Circumstances, Motivation, and Readiness

Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment

Composite International Diagnostic

Composite Quantity Frequency (QF) Index

Computerized Lifestyle Assessment

Diagnostic Interview Schedule (DIS-IV)

Drinking Expectancy Questionnaire (DEQ)

Drinking Problems Index (DPI)

Drinking Refusal Self-Efficacy

Drinking Restraint Scale (DRS)

Drinking Self-Monitoring Log (DSML)

Drug Use Screening Inventory (DUSI)

Family Tree Questionnaire (FTQ)

Follow-up Drinker Profile (FPD)

Inventory of Drinking Situations (IDS)

Lifetime Drinking History (LDH)

Million Clinical Multiaxial Inventory II

Munich Alcoholism Test (MALT)

Negative Alcohol Expectancy Questionnaire

Obsessive Compulsive Drinking Scale

Personal Experience Inventory (PEI)

Personal Experience Screening

Problem Situation Inventory (PSI)

Psychiatric Research Interview for Substance & Mental Disorders (PRISM)

Quantity Frequency Methods (QF)

Readiness to Change Questionnaire (RTCQ)

Recovery Attitude and Treatment Evaluator (RAATE)

Clinical Evaluator (CE) and Questionnaire I (QI)

Restrained Drinking Scale (RDS)

Self-Administered Alcoholism Screening Test (SAAST)

Semi-Structured Assessment for the Genetics of Alcoholism (SSAGA-II)

Severity of Alcohol Dependence Questionnaire (SADQ)

Short Alcohol Dependence Data (SADD)

Situational Confidence Questionnaire (SCQ)

Steps Questionnaire

Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI)

Substance Use Disorders Diagnostic Schedule (SUDDS)


Teen-Addiction Severity Index (T-ASI)

Veterans Alcoholism Screening Text (VAST)

Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale – Modified (Y-BOCS-hd)

Young Alcohol Problems Screening Test (YAAPST)

CASAA: Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions

Addiction Severity Index (ASI)

Adolescent Drug Involvement Scale (ADIS)

Alcohol Abstinence Self-Efficacy Scale (AASE)

Alcohol Effects Questionnaire (AQS)

Alcohol Efficacy Scale

Alcohol Impression Scale – FU

Alcohol Use Disorders and Associated Disabilities Interview Schedule (AUDADIS)

Alcohol-Specific Role Play Test

AWARE Questionnaire (Revised form)

Barriers Questionnaire-Alcohol

Barriers Questionnaire-Drugs

Beck Codependence Assessment Scale (BCAS)

Brief Drinker Profile – Interview Booklet

CAGE published in the American Journal of Psychiatry Co-dependency Inventory (CODI)

Collateral Interview Form – Interview booklet

Collateral Interview on Drinking (90-AC)

Collateral Interview on Drinking (90-ACS)

Collateral Interview on Drug Use (90-DC)

College Alcohol Problem Scale (CAPS)

Common Alcohol Logistic Scale (CAL)

Current Thoughts Questionnaire Complaints Checklist

Comprehensive Drinker Profile – Manual Supplement Comprehensive Drinker Profile (CDP)

Confidential Information Form – Locators

Copyright/Contract Information Measures Collection

Current Thoughts Questionnaire

Demographics Follow-up – English

Demographics Follow-up – Spanish

Demographic Interview 2.2 – English

Demographic Interview 2.2 – Spanish

Denial Rating Scale Decision Tree

Drinker Inventory of Consequences (DrlnC)

Drinking Assessment Interview – Intake (90-AI)

Drinking Related Internal-External Locus of Control Scale (DRIE)

Drug and Alcohol Problem Quick Screen (DAP)

Drug Efficacy Scale

Drug Use Assessment (Follow-up) (90-DF)

Drug Use Assessment (Intake) (90-DI)

Effectiveness of Coping Behaviors Inventory (BCI)

Family History Interview 2.0

Family History Questionnaire

Follow-up Interview Assessment of Drinking and Related Behaviors (90-AF)

General AA Tools of Recovery (GAATOR 2.1)

How I See My Drug Use

Impaired Control Scales

Inconvenience Review Checklist

Inventory of Drug Consequences (InDUC-2L)

Lifetime Treatment History Interview

Marin Short Scale

McAndrew Alcoholism Scale

Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (MAST)

Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test for Fathers & Mothers (F-SMAST & M-SMAST)

Oetting and Beauvais Questionnaire

Offender Profile Index

Perceived Benefit of Drinking Scale

Personal Behavior Scale

Personal Control Scale

Personal Feedback Report

Personal Values – Card Sorts

Personal Values Record Form

POSIT (Program Oriented Screening Instrument for Teenagers)

QFV-30 Questionnaire

QFV-90 Questionnaire

Quick Drinking Assessment Interview (90-AQ)

Readiness Ruler

Reasons for Drinking Questionnaire

Relationship Happiness Scale

Religious Practices and Beliefs (RPB) English

Religious Practices and Beliefs (RPB) Spanish

Risk Assessment Rutgers Alcohol Problem Index (RAPI)

SADD (Short-Form Alcohol Dependence Data Questionnaire


Self-Evaluation of Drug Use

Short Inventory of Problems (SIP)

SOCRATES Scoring Form (Version 7.0)

Personal Drinking Questionnaire – English (SOCRATES 7A)

Personal Drinking Questionnaire – English (SOCRATES 7AS)

Personal Drinking Questionnaire – English (SOCRATES 7A-SO-M)

Personal Drug Questionnaire (SOCRATES 7D)

Personal Drug Questionnaire (SOCRATES 7D-SO-F)

SOCRATES – Scoring Form (Version 8.0)

SOCRATES Profile Sheet (19-item Version 8A)

Personal Drinking Questionnaire – English (SOCRATES 8A)

Personal Drug Use Questionnaire (SOCRATES 8D)

SOCRATES – Scoring Sheet (8D)

Stages of Change Readiness and Treatment Eagerness Scale (SOCRATES)

Subject Telephone Assessment of Drinking and Related Behaviors (90-AT)

Subjective Experience Questionnaire (SEQ-2A) – Alcohol

Subjective Experience Questionnaire (SEQ-2D) – Drug

Substance Abuse Screening Instrument

Temptation and Restraint Inventory

Title Cards (Drinker Types, etc.)

Treatment Services Review


Twelve-Step Participation Questionnaire (TSPQ-21)

Understanding of Alcoholism Scale

Inventory of Rhode Island Change Assessment (URICA)

What I Got From Treatment

What I Want From Treatment

Your Work Place (YWP)

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