Take the Guesswork Out of Comprehensive Healthcare: Importance of Diagnostic Evaluations in Pain Recovery, Complex Medical Cases, and Treatment Resistant Clients (1.5 Clinical CE) - Higher Thought Institute
Comprehensive diagnostics evaluations gather 360 degrees of vital information about an individual’s strengths and challenges, resulting in what can be called a living MRI.  Co-Occurring disorders such as addiction, mental health, chronic pain and other complex bio-psycho-social problems are at epidemic numbers.  Hasty or uninformed clinical decisions for treatment and therapy, often result in misdiagnosed and untreated symptoms.  CDE’s provide multidisciplinary diagnostic testing, pinpointing and often co-occurring difficulties. The clinician will learn what team is required for a full picture of the client’s health medically, psychiatrically and psychologically.  Substance Use, Trauma, and spiritual evaluations are several other evaluations discussed, giving attendees the opportunity to learn clinical techniques in one’s practice. Clinicians will understand how the use of standardized testing techniques such as the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory and the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, as well as other diagnostic tools in clinical practice assist in practice skills.


  1. Attendees will compare five evaluation techniques of co-occurring clients that would benefit from comprehensive diagnostic evaluations from a bio-psycho-social perspective of clinical practice.
  2. Attendees will discuss five clinical components of a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation in order to assist the clinician in discovering the root causes of presenting concern or behavior.
  3. Attendees will apply clinical knowledge gained in this session on comprehensive diagnostic evaluations in order to improve clinical outcomes in practice.

March 27 @ 13:30
13:30 — 15:00 (1h 30′)

James Flowers–PhD

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