DAAC-1309-50 - Assess Skill Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
House Bill 2504
Spring 2018 Course Syllabus
DAAC-1309-50 - Assess Skill Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions
|Instructor||Arrington, Kimberly Dawn|
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|Course Description||Exploration of procedures and tools used to identify and assess a client's problems, strengths, deficits, and needs.|
All information will be provided in class
Course Material Information:
The KSA document outlining the Competencies for these Practice Dimensions will be provided in class as well as online.
Addiction Counseling Competencies: The Knowledge, Skills, And Attitudes of Professional Practice, Technical Assistance Publication Series 21, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1999. (Download from www.ncadi.samhsa.gov. or call 1-800-729-6686).
Handouts for Following Competencies will be given out and utilized in class on an ongoing basis.
3) Treatment Planning
5) Progress Notes
6) Ethics presentation
Research has shown a strong positive relationship between attendance, participation and college success. I strongly suggest regular participation in this course, both mental and physical.
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
|Course Grading Scale||same as above|
|Determination of Final Grade||
Grading will be based on Following:
Test Grades: 25%
Demonstration of Skills 25%
Blackboard assignments 25%
|Final Exam Date||May 7, 2018 - 5:30 PM Through May 7, 2018 - 7:30 PM|
Week Date Basic Curriculum Topic Format for Class
1 1/16 Introduction, Syllabus, Course Outline, blackboard Orientation ; Introduction to Concepts Screening, Assessment, Treatment Planning, & Documentation
Screening: Competencies 24-32 Lecture In Class
2 1/23 Treatment Process and Purpose ; Interviewing Skills Lecture In Class
3 1/30 Online Discussion Board, Reading Assignment, Power Point, or Video Viewing Online
4 2/6 Online Discussion Board, Reading Assignment, Power Point, or Video Viewing Online
5 2/13 Screening Practice Lecture In Class
6 2/20 Assessment Forms and Practice Lecture In Class
7 2/27 Online Discussion Board, Reading Assignment, Power Point, or Video Viewing Online
8 3/6 Test Lecture In Class
9 3/13 SPRING BREAK
10 3/20 Treatment Planning Documentation Lecture In Class
11 3/27 Treatment planning assignment with case study Online
12 4/3 Ethics: Competencies 37-48 Lecture In Class
13 4/10 Ethics Case studies/Discussion Boards Online
14 4/17 Ethics Test In Class
15 4/24 Screening/Assessment/Treatment Planning Practice In Class
16 5/1 Review and reading/ Case Assignment Online
17 5/8 Screening/Assessment/Treatment Planning Presentation / Final Exam In Class
DAAC 1309 Assessment and Ethics
Tuesday 5:30 â€“ 8:00 pm
Calendar â€“ Subject to change based on progress of class
Case study will be part of this course; You will develop a Screening, Assessment, Treatment plan, and Discharge plan based on a case
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||See above|
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
The special skills and techniques required in the assessment process and Ethical Responsibilities of the profession of addiction counseling. The course will cover the 3 Main functions of Practice Dimension 1; Screening, Assessment, and treatment planning as well as Practice Dimension VII Covering Professional and Ethical Responsibilities.
Exploration of procedures and tools used to identify and assess a client's problems, strengths, deficits, and needs.
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
It is the goal of this course to familiarize the student with essential aspects of addiction treatment, understand the functions of the professional counselor and be able to discuss aspects of treatment to other professionals.
All completers will be able to:
- Identify various screening instruments
- Identify and use techniques such as attending behaviors, empathy confrontation, self-disclosure, assertion training, relaxation training, cognitive restructuring, social learning, and behavioral contracting.
- Be knowledgeable of the Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes (KSAâ€™s) of Addiction Counseling
- Understand and apply setting-specific policies and procedures for handling crisis or dangerous situation, including safety measures for clients and staff
|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 for additional 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.
Assessment is a process by which LSCPA can help you learn better and gauge the level of progress you have made to
attain knowledge, skills, beliefs, and values. It also helps your professors understand how to improve teaching
and testing methods in your classes, and it helps each department understand and improve degree and certificate
Periodically LSC-PA will collect assessment data for research and reporting purposes, including statistical data and sometimes copies of your work. Be assured that all material the college uses for assessment purposes will be kept confidential. To ensure anonymity, your name will be removed from any material we use for assessment purposes, including video-recorded performances, speeches, and projects.
If you object to allowing LSC-PA to use your material for assessment purposes, submit a letter stating so to your professor by the 12th class day. You will still be required to participate in whatever assessments are being done; we just won’t use your data.
What’s the difference between assessment and grades? The grades you get on papers, projects, speeches, and assignments are specific types of focused assessment. LSC-PA’s assessment efforts include class grades, surveys, standardized tests, and other tools.
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divulge information to third parties, including parents and legal guardians of students. Even if the students are
minors, information about their college work cannot be shared with anyone except in very limited circumstances.
Anyone requesting information about a student should be referred to the Registrar. Instructors will be notified in writing by that Office about what information may be released and to whom.
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Circumstances under which information may be released:
An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of
information. The note must specify what information may be divulged, and it must specify the name of the person
to whom the information may be given.
The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.
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.|