Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: DAAC-1164- Section: 11
Practicum (or Field Experience) - Substance Abuse-Addiction Counseling
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Instructor Information
Instructor Linda White
Phone(409) 984-6307
Location:Educational I - Room: 113
Hours:By appointment
Allied Health
Chair:Shirley MacNeill
Phone:(409) 984-6365

If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.
Course Information
Description Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student.
Prerequisites Technical Certificate: A minimum of 9 hours DAAC courses need to be completed prior to starting Practicum work. Exceptions are permitted to students already holding a counseling license or otherwise acceptable degree related experience.

Associate Degree: A minimum of 21 credit hours is preferred. Exceptions are based on a student’s previous degree, experience, or if a student current holds a counseling license.

Learning Outcomes Learning Objectives:
The student will complete a minimum of 20 hours in each of the following KSA Dimensions
•    Clinical Evaluation
•    Screening
•    Assessment
•    Treatment Planning
•    Referral
•    Service Coordination
•    Implementing Treatment Plan
•    Consulting
•    Continuing Assessment and Treatment Planning
•    Counseling
•    Individual Counseling
•    Group Counseling
•    Families, Couples and Significant Others
•    Client, Family and Community Education
•    Documentation
•    Professional and Ethical Responsibilities

Core Objectives Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.
* Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.
* Empirical and Quantitative Skills: Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts.
* Teamwork: Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.
* Social Responsibility: Students will demonstrate intercultural competency and civic knowledge by engaging effectively in local, regional, national and/or global communities.
* Personal Responsibility: Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.
Program Student Learning Outcomes Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counseling
PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
PSLO 1: Identify major counseling theories, key figures, their philosophy, and key
SLO 1: Students will identify major counseling theories, key figures, their philosophy, and key
PSLO 2: Define and explain techniques relevant to the various theories of counseling.
SLO 2: Students will define and explain techniques relevant to the various theories of counseling.
PSLO 3: Identify major approaches to treatment
SLO 3: Students will identify major approaches to treatment.
PSLO 4: Identify the attitudes and skills that are essential to becoming an effective
multicultural counselor
SLO 4: Students will identify the attitudes and skills that are essential to becoming an effective
multicultural counselor
Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Lecture Topics

Provide the student an opportunity to work in a chemical dependency/substance abuse treatment facility and be exposed to the eight practice domains of substance abuse counseling. The student will complete 320 hours of supervised observation and limited participation in the facility under the direct supervision of a licensed chemical dependency counselor or care environment. The student will document a minimum of 20 hours of supervised experience in each of the eight practice dimensions of the KSA (Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes) of Addiction Counseling Competencies.
•    Lecture and class discussion
•    Group problem solving on site
•    Instructor site visitations
•    Instructor consultations with site supervisor
•    Self-exploration exercises

Course Objectives and/or Competencies:

The course meets the practicum course content required by the Texas Department of State Health Services as a drug specific core course required meeting state Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) requirements.

Major Assignments
Evaluation Form- Basic Workplace Skills/ Attributes

Basic Skills                
1.    Locates, understands, and interprets written information.                
2.    Communicates thoughts, ideas, and information in writing.                
3.    Organizes ideas and communicates orally.                
4.    Receives, interprets, and responds to verbal messages and cues.                
Thinking Skills                
1.    Demonstrates Creative Thinking                
2.    Identifies goals and constraints, chooses best alternative.                
3.    Recognizes problem and formulates solutions                 
4.    Use effective learning techniques.                
5.    Discovers and applies underlying rules or principles.                
Interpersonal Skills                
1. Contributes to group effort as productive team member.                
2. Works well with people with diverse background.                
3. Exhibits responsible behavior.                
4. Demonstrates ability to follow chain of command appropriately                 
Personal Attributes                
1. Exerts a high level of effort and perseveres towards goals.                
2. Believes in self and maintains positive view of self.                
3. Chooses ethical courses of action.                
4. Sets relevant, goal related activities, prioritizes, and allocates time.                
5. Maintains appropriate personal appearance and hygiene.                

Final Exam Date August 24, 2020 - 3:00 AM   Through  August 11, 2020 - 3:00 AM
Grading Scale 90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Students are expected to intern for a total of 320 hours at the selected practicum site for the duration of the semester. Practicum schedules are to be arranged with your site supervisor. All students must attend the scheduled on-campus meetings with the course instructor.
Your practicum attendance is to be treated as a job. If you are not able to keep your schedule, you Must contact the site supervisor in a timely manner, and email your instructor to inform that you will be on site during your scheduled time.

Course Policies
Instructor Policies I will not discuss your grades over the phone or by email. If you want to discuss your grades, you must come to my office, in person.
Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Students with more than three absences from the course will receive an academic penalty (which is spelled out by the instructor).
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
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HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.