What information must the treatment program collect and discuss with the client during the intake process or assessment interview?

(1) Treatment programs must conduct an individual, complete clinical intake and assessment interview with each perpetrator who has been accepted into the treatment program. The program staff must meet face-to-face with the program participant to conduct this intake and interview.
(2) During the intake interview, program staff must obtain the following information, at a minimum:
(a) Current and past violence history;
(b) A complete diagnostic evaluation;
(c) A substance abuse screening;
(d) History of treatment from past domestic violence perpetrator treatment programs;
(e) History of threats of homicide or suicide;
(f) History of ideation of homicide or suicide;
(g) History of stalking;
(h) Data to develop a lethality risk assessment;
(i) Possession of, access to, plans to obtain, or a history of use of weapons;
(j) Degree of obsessiveness and dependency on the perpetrator's victim;
(k) History of episodes of rage;
(l) History of depression and other mental health problems;
(m) History of having sexually abused the battered victim or others;
(n) History of the perpetrator's domestic violence victimization and/or sexual abuse victimization;
(o) Access to the battered victim;
(p) Criminal history and law enforcement incident reports;
(q) Reports of abuse of children, elderly persons, or animals;
(r) Assessment of cultural issues;
(s) Assessment of learning disabilities, literacy, and special language needs; and
(t) Review of other diagnostic evaluations of the participant.
(3) If the program cannot obtain the above information, the program client file must include documentation of the program's reasonable efforts to obtain the information.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 26.50.150. WSR 01-08-046, ยง 388-60-0165, filed 3/30/01, effective 4/30/01.]
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