workshop covers the components of symptom assessment, diagnostic
interviewing, and functional behavioral assessment. Aimed at
equipping mental health and rehabilitation professionals with the
skills to identify and prioritize the assets, deficits, and obstacles
to the performance of social, family, self-care, educational, and
occupational roles, trainers from Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Consultants teach participants experientially to use appropriate,
structured assessment instruments, -including the Brief Psychiatric
Rating Scale, the Structured Interview for Diagnostic Interviewing, the
Occupational Case Assessment Interview & Rating Scale, the
Assessment Instrument for Interpersonal Problem Solving Skills, and the
Client's Assessment of Strengths, Interests, and goals (CASIG).
CASIG procedure results in a report on the symptomatic, functional, and
quality of life domains in clients that permits efficient goal setting
for treatment and rehabilitation. Quality of treatment and
rehabilitation can only be measured by reliable monitoring of the
progress and outcome of services with individual clients and patients.
CASIG equips clinicians, consumers, families, and caregivers with the
information required for making decisions on changing treatment
elements for assuring continuous quality improvement. In addition to
the measurement and monitoring of individual progress, CASIG can also
be used to evaluate overall program effectiveness.