Back to Basics: An Example Application of a Biopsychosocial Assessment
1Elizabeth J. Greeno
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.
biopsychosocial assessment, assessments, psychosocial characteristics substance use, substance use during pregnancy