Enrique Covarrubias, Ph. D.

Enrique Covarrubias, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Texas.  Dr. Covarrubias received his Doctorate Degree in Counseling Psychology from Indiana State University, Master’s Degree in Clinical Science from the University of Northern Iowa, and Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Texas State University – San Marcos.  He is currently the Assessment and Treatment Services Division Director for Travis County Community Justice Services (Pretrial and Adult Probation).  Dr. Covarrubias completed his pre-doctoral psychology internship program at the Federal Medical Center Devens, a facility with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and post-doctoral residency at Pennsylvania Counseling Services, Inc.  His previous correctional/criminal justice experience also includes working for the Texas Juvenile Justice Department and Travis County Juvenile Probation Department.  Dr. Covarrubias has also provided psychological services in schools, mental health institutions, and community mental health settings and he is trained in various evidence–based practices and interventions.

10:45 – 11:45 AM CDT

April 23rd April 23rd

Substance Use Disorder in the DSM-5

You will become familiar with:

Using assessment tools with the new DSM-V Criteria in order to help clinicians:

  • assess and treat clients on every level of the SUD spectrum
  • assess clients past and current substance use patterns
  • develop case plans, treatment goals, and measurable outcomes based on the new DSM-V criteria needed for agency use, private practice, and grant reporting

Understanding our clients:

  • meeting them where they are in their recovery (multiple relapse, first time offender, primary support system dynamics, socio-economic issues specific to your client to help tailor your assessment, with life issues factored into measurables.
  • finding the best tool for your client and agency resources/limitations
  • everyone needs measurables (client, treatment team, funders, insurance, legal system) in order to determine if the work is working and what is not

During the Presentation:

  • Use three assessment tools using three different client examples and walk through the assessment process using current DSM-V criteria as a working example:
    • which tool to use with what client
    • who are stakeholders in accurate measurables and reporting for these clients
  • will provide a "cheat sheet" participants can keep outlining changes from DSM-IV to DSM-V as a quick reference with an easy to understand explanation of new DSM qualifiers.

Provided to Participants:

  • 10 examples of different assessment tools with explanation and guidance on developing a treatment plan and measurables; "cheat sheet" participants can keep outlining changes from DSM-IV to DSM-V as a quick reference with an easy to understand explanation of new DSM qualifiers; copy of presentation
  • Also encouraged contact for creating an online staffing Q/A group for all interested, as well as encouragement for participants to reach out to presenters.