Spring 2019 Course Syllabus
Course: DAAC-1309- Section: 50
Assessment of Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
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Instructor Information
Instructor Linda White
Phone(409) 984-6307
Location:Education Annex - Room: 113
Hours:M-T 1-4 W-TH 9-3 F- appt only
Allied Health
Chair:Shirley MacNeill
Phone:(409) 984-6365
Course Information
Description Exploration of procedures and tools used to identify substance-related and addictive disorders and assess a client's problems, strengths, deficits, and needs.
Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes Course Learning Outcomes
1.    Identify ethical issues and clients rights
2.    Explain the purpose of current assessment tools/instruments
3.    Demonstrate the use if tools/instruments
4.    Develop an appropriate treatment plan for the client

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.

* Teamwork: Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.

* Personal Responsibility: Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.
Program Student Learning Outcomes Student Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate basic knowledge of essential tools when administering Psychological, Cognitive and Personality Assessments.
2. Demonstrate basic knowledge, skills, and attitude that are essential to becoming
effective in administering assessments.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of a framework for making ethical decisions and issues
related to Assessments.
4. Demonstrate basic knowledge of key concepts and commonly used tools/instruments techniques
In creating an effective treatment plan.

Textbooks Assessment in Counseling, 4th Edition by Albert B. Hood and Richard W. Johnson, ISBN13: 9781556202612

Lecture Topics
Week 1    01-22-19    Introduction, Syllabus & Calendar    Read Chapter 1: Assessment Procedures
    01-29-19    Discuss Chapter 1
Assessment Procedures    Read chapter 2:
16 Principles of Assessment
Week 2    02-05-19    Discuss - 16 Principles of Assessment    Assignment 1:
Week 3    02-12-19    Discussion Board : Assignment 1
American Counseling Association http://www.counseling.org/Files/FD.ashx?guid=ab7c1271-71c4-46cf-848c-f98489937dda (focus on Section E)
Chapter 2 continued: Three aspects of the individual
Week 4    02-19-19    Discuss: Three aspects of the Individual    Read Chapter 4: Initial Assessment in Counseling
Week 5    02-26-19    Discuss: Four types of Assessment    Review :Client Readiness
Week 6    03-05-19    Class Activity:
Client Readiness    
Week 7    03-12-19    SPRING BREAK    
Week 8    03-19-19    Intelligence Assessment:
http://www.rrcc-online.com/~psych/IntellAss.htm    Chapter 5
Week 9    03-26-19    Midterm Exam    
Week 10    04-02-19    Discussion Board : Assignment 2:
Personality Assessment:
http://keirsey.com/matrix.html    Assignment 2: Blackboard
Week 11    04-09-19    Discuss Personality Assessment    Homework: Chapter 13
Week 12    04-16-19    Discuss Interpersonal Assessment    Homework:
Chapter 14
Week 13    04-23-19    Suicide Risk Assessment    Homework:
16 , 17,18
Week 14    04-30-19    Assessment of Alcohol :
Cultural Bias in Testing,
Communicating Test Results,
Ethical Issues in Testing    
Week 15    05-07-19    Review – Study Guide    
Week 15    05-14-19    Final Exam    

Major Assignments

Discussion Board Assignments 10%
Assessments: 40%
Mid Term Exam 25%
Final Exam     30%

Final Exam Date May 9, 2019 - 2:30 PM   Through  May 14, 2019 - 2:30 PM
Grading Scale A B C D F
90-100 80-89 70-79 60-69 59 - below

Determination of
Final Grade
Discussion Board Assignments 10%
Assessments: 40%
Mid Term Exam 25%
Final Exam     30%

Course Policies
Instructor Policies This course is going to be a hybrid course. This means that part of the course will be Online in Blackboard, And in class meeting face to face. Refer to the calendar for a basic idea of when you will be meeting in class or online.

Students are expected to participate in threaded Discussion Board topics. Participation is required in the discussion threads by responding to the thread, then posting engaging comments or questions to at least two other peer’s posting. Assignments on blackboard will be assigned on the Tuesday date and due the following Monday at 11:59 pm.

Research has shown a strong positive relationship between attendance, participation and college success.
1.    Attendance is expected and will be recorded each class.
2.    Attendance/Participation.
3.    It is the student’s responsibility to notify the instructor prior to any absence.
4.    Excused absences include hospitalization (documentation required upon return) 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.
5. Students should log into the course each day and check emails and announcements. You will need to notify instructor prior to absence, to receive opportunity for make –up work. Assignments, Quizzes & Exam.

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.