Client Needs and Progress

TCU Brief Intake (TCU BI) is designed to be administered by a counselor within 24 hours of program entry and includes background and psychosocial information, a brief history of illegal drug use, and assessments of alcohol, cocaine, opioid, and cannabis abuse based on DSM-IV criteria. [30 minutes]

  • Brief Intake [PDF; 345 KB; 16 pages]  [DOC; 105 KB; 16 pages]
  • Assessment Fact Sheet: Not available
  • Citation:
    Institute of Behavioral Research. (2001). TCU Brief Intake (TCU BI). Fort Worth: Texas Christian University, Institute of Behavioral Research. Available at ibr.tcu.edu

TCU Comprehensive Intake (TCU CI) is usually administered by a counselor in a face-to-face interview held 1-3 weeks after admission, when the client has had time to detox and reach greater stabilization and cognitive focus. [90 minutes]

Comprehensive Intake (TCU CI) Form Sections:

Part Pages
A: Sociodemographic Background2-7
B:Family Background8-10
C:Peer Relations11-12
D: Criminal History13-15
E: Health and Psychological Status16
F: Drug History17-26
G: AIDS Risk Assessment27-29
H: Interviewer Comments30-31
I: Client Assessment Profile32

TCU Client Evaluation of Self and Treatment Intake Version (TCU CEST-Intake) is a self-rating form completed by the client at the time of treatment intake. It includes short scales for treatment motivation (problem recognition, desire for help, treatment readiness), psychological functioning (i.e., self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and decision-making), and social functioning (i.e., childhood problems, hostility, risk-taking, and social consciousness). These scales provide a baseline for monitoring client performance and psychosocial changes during treatment, both at the client and the overall program levels. [15 minutes]

  • TCU CEST-Intake [PDF; 57 KB; 6 pages]  [DOC; 83 KB; 6 pages]
  • Scoring Guide for TCU CEST-Intake [PDF; 29 KB; 4 pages]
  • Assessment Fact Sheet: Not available
  • Citation:
    Institute of Behavioral Research. (2005). TCU Client Evaluation of Self and Treatment Intake Version (TCU CEST-Intake). Fort Worth: Texas Christian University, Institute of Behavioral Research. Available at ibr.tcu.edu

TCU Client Evaluation of Self and Treatment (TCU CEST) includes most of the same psychosocial scales completed at intake (i.e., in the CEST-Intake) plus scales to measure treatment engagement. Besides motivation, psychological, and social functioning, self-ratings also are obtained on treatment needs, services received, treatment satisfaction, counseling rapport, treatment participation, peer support, and (outside) social support–all representing indicators related to outcomes during and following treatment. Repeated assessments overtime provide a basis for monitoring client change and care planning. Aggregated client assessments provide a basis for evaluating program-level performance. [25 minutes]

  • TCU CEST [PDF; 79 KB; 10 pages]  [DOC; 103 KB; 10 pages]
  • Scoring Guide for TCU CEST [PDF; 35 KB; 5 pages]
  • Assessment Fact Sheet: TCU CEST
  • Citation:
    Institute of Behavioral Research. (2005). TCU Client Evaluation of Self and Treatment (TCU CEST). Fort Worth: Texas Christian University, Institute of Behavioral Research. Available at ibr.tcu.edu