Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: DAAC-1317- Section: 71
Basic Counseling Skills
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Instructor Information
Instructor Robert White
E-mailwhiterl@lamarpa.edu
Phone(409) 984-6307
Office
Location:Madison Monroe Education - Room: 228
Hours:By appointments only
Department
Inmate Instruction
Chair:Shirley MacNeill
E-mail:macneisb@lamarpa.edu
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.
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been exposed to COVID 19 or diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition on the COVID 19 Notification Form (available via a link on the Student Code of Conduct COVID19 webpage). This information will be provided to the Dean of Student Services. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Course Information
Description Basic Counseling Skills: This course is designed to facilitate development of basic communication skills necessary to develop an effective helping relationship with clients. It includes the utilization of special skills to assist individuals, families, or groups in achieving objectives through exploration of a problem and it's ramifications; examination of alternative solutions; and decision making.
Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
1. Define the basic counseling skills necessary to the development of an effective helping     relationship with clients.
2. Explain the basic counseling skills necessary to the development of an effective helping     relationship with clients.
3. Define the various methods of communication
4. Identify barriers to communication in treatment.
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 PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
PSLO 1: Identify major counseling theories, key figures, their philosophy, and key
concepts.
SLO 1: Students will identify major counseling theories, key figures, their philosophy, and key
concepts.
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.

Textbook: Developing Clinical Skills for Substance Abuse Counseling Author: Daniel Yalisove Year of Publication: 2010 ISBN: 978-1556203077
Lecture Topics
Outline
Required Readings by Chapter
Introductions, Syllabus, Course Outline, Blackboard Overview
Reading Assignment
Chapter 1

Chapter 1
The Substance Abuse Counselor
What Does A Counselor Do?
Introduction to Concepts of Basic Counseling Skills
https://youtu.be/lJXSf-cx8V8


Basic Skills Lecture
Chapter 1&2


Diagnosis of Substance Use Disorder
Chapter 2

Stages of Change
https://youtu.be/1fYPPbSWlbl

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing
Review
https://youtu.be/s3MCJZ7OGRk
Chapters 1&2

Reading Assignment:
Chapter 3

Some Basic Principles of Substance Abuse Counseling
Chapter 3
Reading Assignment:
Chapter 4

Applying the Principles of BSGS to prepare for a client session
Chapter 4

Final Review
Final
Major Assignments
Schedule


Date
Required Readings by Chapter
Coursework and Exam
Due Dates
Week 1
08-24-20
Introductions, Syllabus, Course Outline, Blackboard Overview
Reading Assignment
Chapter 1
(Blackboard Collaborate) Watch Recorded Videos

Week 2
08-31-20

Chapter 1
The Substance Abuse Counselor
What Does A Counselor Do?
Live Lecture
5:30 p.m.
(Blackboard Collaborate)
Discussion Board
Compare your best teacherís skills to a good counselor skills
Week 3
09-07-20
Introduction to Concepts of Basic Counseling Skills
https://youtu.be/lJXSf-cx8V8
Recorded Videos
Watch Basic Counseling Skills Video

Week 4
09-14-20
Basic Skills Lecture
Chapter 1&2



Live Lecture
5:30 p.m.
(Blackboard Collaborate)
Discussion Board
What two counseling skills you see as important and why?
Week 5
09-21-20
Diagnosis of Substance Use Disorder
Chapter 2

Live Lecture
5:30 p.m.
(Blackboard Collaborate)
Week 6
09-28-20
Stages of Change
https://youtu.be/1fYPPbSWlbl

Recorded Videos
Watch Stages of Change Video
Discussion Board
People who are able to change had what in common?
Week 7
10-05-20
Motivational Interviewing

Live Lecture
5:30 p.m.
(Blackboard Collaborate)
Week 8
10-12-20
Motivational Interviewing
Review
https://youtu.be/s3MCJZ7OGRk
Recorded Videos
Watch Motivational Interviewing Video
Discussion Board
What are the benefits of using Motivational Interviewing
Week 9
10-19-20
Chapters 1&2

C
MIDTERM EXAM
Week 10
10-26-20
Reading Assignment:
Chapter 3




Read Chapter 3: Some Basic Principles of Substance Abuse Counseling
Week 11
11-02-20
Some Basic Principles of Substance Abuse Counseling
Chapter 3
Live Lecture
5:30 p.m.
(Blackboard Collaborate)
Week 12
11-09-20
Reading Assignment:
Chapter 4


Read Chapter 4: Applying the Principles of BSGS to prepare for a client session
Week 13
11-16-20
Applying the Principles of BSGS to prepare for a client session
Chapter 4

Live Lecture
5:30 p.m.
(Blackboard Collaborate)


Week 14


11-23-20


Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving
Break

Week 15
11-30-20
Final Review
Final Review
Week 16
12-07-20
Final
Final Exam
Final Exam Date December 7, 2020 - 5:30 PM   Through  December 7, 2020 - 7:30 PM
Grading Scale GRADING POLICY AND EVALUATION
Grading Scale: (sample 10- point scale)
A
B
C
D
F
100-90
89-80
79-70
69-60
59-below

GRADING OF ASSIGNMENTS AND ASSESSMENTS
Place your detailed grading information here. Include specifics on how each type of assessment ties to the grading scale and how late assignments are dealt with.


Determination of
Final Grade
Discussion Board    30%
Mid-Term Exam    35%
Final Exam    35%
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 contact me in person.
Attendance Policy Attendance Requirements
Students are to log into the course daily to check emails and announcements.
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
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HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.