DAAC-1305-50 - Co-Occurring Disorders
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
House Bill 2504
Spring 2018 Course Syllabus
DAAC-1305-50 - Co-Occurring Disorders
|Instructor||Arrington, Kimberly Dawn|
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|Course Description||Because many individuals suffering from addiction disorder also suffer from mental illness, substance abuse professionals frequently encounter clients with psychological symptoms and problems related to their substance abuse. This course will provide the student with an understanding of co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders, how such individuals are treated and how case management is conducted. The course meets drug specific 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.|
Treating Co-Occuring Disorders; Handbook for mental Health and Substance Abuse Professionals. Henrickson et al
Other web based information and handouts will be provided or you will be required to look up specific websites on your own for this course.
SAMHSA TIP 42
Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders; A Treatment Improvement Protocol, TIP 42, U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, www.samsha.gov, 2004, 1-800-729-6686. This manual is FREE at: www.samsha.gov 1-800-729-6686.
Research has shown a strong positive relationship between attendance, participation and college success. I strongly suggest regular participation in this course.
1. Students on campus but not in class are considered absent.
2. It is the studentâ€™s responsibility to notify the instructor prior to any absence.
3. Excused absences include hospitalization of you or an immediate family member, participation in a college event, or a religious holy day. Prior notification to me for pending absences due to college events or religious holy days is required. Documentation of hospitalization is required.
The student is ultimately responsible for his/her own learning and professional growth, what you put into it is what you will get out of it! It is your responsibility to conduct a realistic self-appraisal of what you personally need to master and how you can best attain it. Challenge yourself to grow as an individual and a professional. Please respect the confidentiality of the classroom and discussions that are held.
**Attendance in this course will include dates that a web based assignment is being given. Log in dates and times will be utilized to verify attendance. In most cases the blackboard assignments are locked after the posted due time and date and you will not have access without contacting me to open it back up for access. Late assignments, either in class or online, are counted off 10 points for every day they are late. Only Medical excuses, or other excused absences will be considered as valid reasons for late work.
|Course Grading Scale||
|Determination of Final Grade||
Grading will be based on Following:
Test Grades: 60%
Blackboard assignments 20%
|Final Exam Date||May 7, 2018 - 5:30 PM Through May 7, 2018 - 7:30 PM|
DAAC 1305 Co-Occurring Disorders
Monday 5:30 â€“ 8:00 pm
Calendar â€“ Subject to change based on progress of class
Week Date Basic Curriculum Topic Format for Class
1 MLK Holiday No Class
2 1/22 Intro/Syllabus
Module 2 Terms Definitions for Co-Occurring disordersâ€™ DSM V In Class Lecture
3 1/29 Introduction to Main MH Diagnosis
Module 4A; Chapter 5;
Screening and Assessment for DDX In Class Lecture
4 2/5 Reading / Discussion Board
Module 4A; Chapter 5;
Screening and Assessment for DDX Online
5 2/12 Reading / Discussion Board
Module 5A& 5B; Module 6B,6C Module 7 Online
6 2/19 Test In class
7 2/26 Text book Chapter 3&4; Module 8, 9 In Class Lecture
8 3/5 Chapter 3&4; Module 8, 9 Online
9 3/12 Spring Break No Class
10 3/19 Videos / Case Studies Online
11 3/26 Identification of Possible MH Disorder Practice In Class Lecture
12 4/2 Test In Class Lecture
13 4/9 Building a Treatment Plan for DDX Online
14 4/16 Videos/Reading / Case Studies Online
15 4/23 Case Studies Online
15 04/30 Review In Class Lecture
16 5/7 Final Exam In Class
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||See above|
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
Course Goals and Objectives:
It is the goal of this course to provide students with an understanding of co-occurring disorders and their impact on the individual, the family and the community. The individual will be aware of the complexitiesâ€™ of treating individuals with substance use disorder and psychiatric disorders.
This course provides students with an understanding of co-occurring psychiatric and substance abuse disorders and their impact on the individual, family and community. We will focus on where the field is in regard to treating these disorders, on the assessment and screening for co-occurring disorders, integrating substance abuse treatment and mental health services, working with clients with co-occurring disorders, treatment settings, the most common mental disorders seen in substance abuse treatment, substance abuse induced mental disorders, common medications used for treating individuals with co-occurring disorders, and strategies for working with clients with co-occurring disorders. The course meets drug specific 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.
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
Course Learning objectives
1. Explain the psychological underpinnings and effects of social stigma in mental health illnesses and diagnosing.
2. Compare and contrast treatment systems and identify how treatment systems and treatment teams can be effective.
3. Learn how to identify various symptoms of mental disorders and their diagnostic terms.
4. Understand how mental disorders effect adolescents and their family's system.
5. Learn how to identify personality disorders and addiction disorders.
Student Learning Outcomes:
1. Describe the philosophical conflicts and stigma accompanying dual diagnosis
2. Identify the different factors accompanying the need for integrated treatment systems and comprehensive care for dually diagnosed clients to include recovery systems;.
3. Identify the presenting symptoms and characteristics of individuals with psychiatric disorders
4. Describe special issues in working with adolescents and families of dually diagnosed clients.
5. Identify personality disorders commonly co-occurring with chemical dependency.
|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.|
|Additional Information||See syllabus in Blackboard for any other course specific 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 Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.|
Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester,
by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally.
No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class,
including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or
painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.
Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.
Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.
If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
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An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of
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This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:
|Degree Plan Evaluation||
A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.
All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|