The biopsychosocial (BPS) framework is an approach that emphasizes the importance of a systemic view of the individual and an integration of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors on human development and functioning. The biopsychosocial interview, an assessment typically conducted by therapists and counselors at the beginning of therapy, assesses for biological, psychological and social factors that can be contributing to a problem or problems with a client. It's considered a holistic assessment, looking at a client on all different levels. The biopsychosocial interview is utilized because problems usually don't exist in a vacuum--they all influence each other in different ways. It's not enough just to look at a person; you have to look at his or her environment as well.
Instructor: Alexandra Lopez, MA, LCADC, SAC, CPS, DRCC
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Our courses courses have been approved for six initial and renewal hours (unless otherwise stated) toward the Addiction Counselor License and Certification (LCADC and CADC) in New Jersey. They are also approved for CEU's needed for the MFT, MFT-Permit, LPC, LAC, and LRC credentials, as well as re-certification hours for all credentials issued by the Addictions Professionals Certification Board of New Jersey (APCBNJ) (Provider #208). As an IC&RC member Board, APCBNJ-approved courses may have reciprocity with all other IC&RC member boards. NCADD is also an approved NAADAC provider # 108000 and Florida Certification Board #5241-A.