Back to Basics: An Example Application of a Biopsychosocial Assessment

1Elizabeth J. Greeno

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Abstract:

A first step in treating women with substance use disorders during pregnancy is the completion of a comprehensive psychosocial assessment, such as the Mega Interactive Model of Substance Use Among Women (MIMSUAW). This study is guided by the MIMSUAW, a biopsychosocial framework (Pagliaro & Pagliaro, 1996, 2000). Findings from the MIMSUAW indicate baseline functioning and can be applied to treatment planning. This study supports the use of structured psychosocial assessment by social workers.

Keywords:

biopsychosocial assessment, assessments, psychosocial characteristics substance use, substance use during pregnancy

Paper Details
Month12
Year2014
Volume18
IssueIssue 2
Pages50-61