This is an “assessment” tool, not a diagnostic tool. A formal evaluation and determination resulting in a diagnosis should always be done by a qualified mental health professional.

But this quick assessment tool is designed for a clinician reviewing their own already-completed psychosocial assessment, to help determine the extent to which Antisocial Behavior issues should be addressed in treatment planning and working with a particular client.

Clinicians working with addicted offenders and ‘coerced’ (court-ordered) clients often find these problems complicating substance abuse treatment; this tool can help identify particular areas of concern. It can highlight areas where additional evaluation or diagnostic review can improve treatment planning and promote better outcomes.

More on addicted offenders.