participate in a comprehensive, individualized, strengths-based, culturally responsive assessment
The information gathered for assessments is directed at concerns identified in initial screenings and limited to material pertinent for providing services.
At the intake interview or initial assessment, EAP counselors obtain relevant assessment information including:
- demographic information;
- the nature of the request or presenting problem; and
- any work-related issues.
Clinical assessments contain, at a minimum, the following information, as appropriate:
- environment and home situation;
- financial status and health insurance;
- social and peer groups;
- interests, skills, and aptitudes;
- work history and military service;
- date of last medical exam;
- physical illness/somatic variables/medical treatment;
- the use of alcohol or other drugs;
- depression screening;
- behavioral/cognitive patterns that cause health risks, based on physical, emotional, behavioral, or social conditions; and
- when appropriate, legal, vocational, and/or nutritional needs of the client.
Note: The term “clinical” in these standards may be used interchangeably with the term “biopsychosocial
NA The EAP does not provide clinical assessments.
Assessments are conducted in a strengths-based, culturally responsive manner, and identify resources that can increase service participation and support the achievement of agreed upon goals.
Culturally responsive assessments can include attention to geographic location, language of choice, and the person’s religious, racial, ethnic, and cultural background. Other important factors that contribute to a responsive assessment include attention to age, sexual orientation, developmental level, and disability status.