Spring 2021 Course Syllabus
Course: DAAC-1309- Section: 71
Assessment of Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
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Instructor Information
Instructor Linda White
E-mailwhitel@lamarpa.edu
Phone(409) 984-6307
Office
Location:Educational I - Room: 113
Hours:By appointment only
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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 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.

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     Demonstrates effective, ethical, multicultural care for a diverse group of individuals within the scope of practice of a professional counselor in the field of behavioral addictions and substance use disorders.
    Demonstrate the ability to conduct professional screening, assessment, treatment planning, prevention and education, case coordination services, and documentation of those services as a Substance Abuse Counselor.
    Identify and demonstrate knowledge of the basics of counseling principles, theories and skills to include crisis management.
    Demonstrate knowledge of the various models and theories of behavioral addictions and substance use disorders and other problems related to addiction.
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/Reference Materials
Assessment in Counseling, 4th Edition by Albert B. Hood and Richard W. Johnson, ISBN13: 97811305865709
Lecture Topics
Outline
Welcome
Zoom Meeting
Chapter 1
Use of Assessment Procedures in Counseling
Assessment: Projective Technique
Emotional Intelligence

Chapter 2
Nature of Psychological Assessment in Counseling
&
Chapter 3
Measurement Concepts & Test Interpretation
Case Study: Teenager

Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Zoom meeting
SPRING BREAK
Chapter 4
Initial & Outcome Assessments in Counseling
Readiness for Counseling
Midterm Exam-
Chapters 1-4
Chapter 5
Assessment of Intelligence
&
Chapter 6
Academic Aptitude and Achievement
Chapter 7
Career and Life Planning Assessment (RIASEC)

Chapter 11
Assessment of Personality
The Hartman
Chapter 12
Projective Techniques &other Personality Measures
Biopsychosocial
Review- Student Organizer
Final Exam
Finals Week
Major Assignments
Schedule

    Date    Required Readings by Chapter    Exams and Coursework Due Dates
Week 1    01-20-21    Welcome    
Week 2    01-25-21    Zoom Meeting     
Week 3    02-01-21    Chapter 1
Use of Assessment Procedures in Counseling     Discussion Board
Week 4    02-08-21    Assessment: Projective Technique
Emotional Intelligence
    Assignment
Week 5    02-15-21    Chapter 2
Nature of Psychological Assessment in Counseling
&
Chapter 3
Measurement Concepts & Test Interpretation    Discussion Board:
Paulo
Week 6    02-22-21     Case Study: Teenager
    Discussion Board:
Jeffrey
Week 7    03-01-21    Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Zoom meeting     
Week 8    03-08-21    SPRING BREAK    
Week 9    03-15-21     Chapter 4
Initial & Outcome Assessments in Counseling
Readiness for Counseling     Discussion Board
Week 10    03-22-21    Midterm Exam-
Chapters 1-4    
Week 11    03-29-21    Chapter 5
Assessment of Intelligence
&
Chapter 6
Academic Aptitude and Achievement    Discussion Board
Week 12    04-05-21    Chapter 7
Career and Life Planning Assessment (RIASEC)
    Assignment
Week 13    04-12-21    Chapter 11
Assessment of Personality
The Hartman     Assignment
Week 14    04-19-21    Chapter 12
Projective Techniques &other Personality Measures
Biopsychosocial    Assignment
Week 15    04-26-21    Review- Student Organizer     
Week 16    05-03-21    Final Exam    
    05-10-21    Finals Week    










Final Exam Date May 3, 2021 - 1:0 AM   Through  May 4, 2021 - 1:0 PM
Grading Scale 90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Discussion Board Assignments 10%
Assessments: 20%
Mid Term Exam 30%
Final Exam     40%
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
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Other 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.

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Department
Allied Health
Chair:Shirley MacNeill
E-mail:macneisb@lamarpa.edu
Phone:(409) 984-6365

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