Discussion: Substance Abuse and Assessing Forensic Psychology

Discussion: Substance Abuse and Assessing Forensic Psychology

Discussion: Substance Abuse and Assessing Forensic Psychology

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.

  • attachment


    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)

    Substance Abuse Relapse Assessment