GAINQ3 Assessment

Grossman & Grossman, Ltd. will provide a comprehensive evaluation of a youth across nine life screeners and recommend the least restrictive level of care utilizing the GAIN-Q3Standard.  Jon Grossman, is licensed under AZBBHE and is a certified trainer in the administration of the GAINQ3.  The Global Appraisal of Individual Needs (GAIN) originated in 1993 as a collaborative effort between clinicians, researchers, and policymakers to create a comprehensive and standardized bio-psychosocial assessment tool.

Jon Grossman has received extensive training with certification and quality assurance reviews to provide the GAINQ3 Standard series which is a clinical assessment for diagnosis, placement, and treatment planning.  Jon is licensed to train clinical staff as site interviewers for the administration of the instrument. Grossman & Grossman has a contract with Chestnut Health Systems to utilize the GAIN ABS (Assessment Building System) which is a HIPPA compliant, web-based system that allows for computer-based and interactive administration of the GAIN instruments. As a result, detailed clinical reports and summaries including a recommendation and referral summary are available immediately upon completing an assessments.  All test protocols are reviewed by Jon Grossman to insure fidelity to the assessment and an accurate clinical summary.

This instrument is appropriate for use with adolescents from a variety of populations in various levels of care Outpatient, Intensive outpatient, Short-term residential, Long-term residential, Therapeutic community, Justice Programs, School-based programs, Welfare programs, Co-occurring disorder programs, Primary health care programs.

The GAIN-Q3Standard identifies and addresses a wide range of life problems among adolescents and adults in both clinical and general populations.  It is designed for use in diverse settings.  It serves as its own monitoring assessment. Through the use of the GAIN ABS Web Application, a clinical report will be immediately generated following a Q3 interview which is accessible from anywhere with an internet connection and the data can be exported for analysis at any time. The overall aim of the GAIN-Q3 is to quickly sort people entering or being screened for services into three groups:

-    Those who do not appear to have problems in need of attention
-    Those who appear to have mild problems that can be addressed in a brief intervention
-    Those whose results indicate the need for a more detailed assessment or specialized treatment

The assessment will provide information on the following within a 90 day anchor:
1.    Background information
2.    School Problems
3.    Work Problems
4.    Physical Health
5.    Sources of Stress
6.    Risk Behaviors for Infectious Diseases
7.    Mental Health (victim issues)
8.    Substance Use
9.    Crime and Violence
10.    Life Impact Measures 

Assessment services will be provided in the least restrictive environment of the client and family with preference being given to providing the assessment in the home setting to include relevant family member information. The session will include an interview and the participating family will be assessed by the clinician regarding their willingness to cooperate and participate in treatment referencing Prochaska & DiClemente Stages of Change (1983) which will be added to the Recommendation and Referral Summary Report. The written ABS Report will be provided to the referring agency within seven (7) calendar days of the referral.
The ABS Report contains:

•    Individual Clinical Profile with visual representation of areas of clinical significance and contains information related to service utilization in every section that allows clinicians to compare these scores with the problem rating and impact of services scores.
•    Recommendation and Referral Summary
•    Personalized Feedback Report with a summary of the life problems reported by the participant along with their reasons for wanting to change.
•    The GAIN Q3 Assessment is an AOC approved service provided by Grossman & Grossman under Code 123 (Comprehensive Assessment).