HAWAII COMMUNITY COLLEGE
SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING (SUBS) 270
Phone & Email: (808) 933-0701 firstname.lastname@example.org
Class Day/Hours: 9:00 am – 11:45 am
Office Hours: Saturdays 12 pm – 1pm or by Appointment
This course focuses on the treatment process including intervention and prevention issues as it applies specifically to the substance abuser. Ethical and legal issues for the substance abuse counselor will be identified. A primary theme in this course will be the explication of the Twelve Core Functions of a Substance Abuse Counselor.
Frey, James (2003) A Million Little Pieces
Various Hand-outs obtained from WebCT
Program Textbook: John Herdman (2003) Global Criteria 12 Core Functions of a Substance Abuse Counselor. (No Longer Published so chapter copies may be obtained from WebCT.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon successful completion of SUBS 270, students will be able to:
1. Conduct an Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Screening of the 12 Core Functions on a client and determine whether the results of the Screening indicates that the client needs further Assessment for AOD.
2. Describe Intake and Orientation of the 12 Core Functions, explaining the administrative process and confidentiality requirements for admission of a client into treatment
3. Conduct an Assessment for AOD, using a Biopsychosocial format and apply the Diagnostic Statistical Manual, 4th Edition, Text Revision (DSM IV-TR) to determine whether the client is appropriate for AOD treatment, providing a clinical formulation and assessment summary
4. Using the AOD Assessment, develop and negotiate the 12 Core Function - Treatment Planning appropriate to the client’s strengths, needs, preferences in measurable terms.
5. Utilize at least two theoretical counseling approaches to counsel an AOD client in a culturally appropriate manner.
6. Articulate ethical and confidentiality issues that confront the substance abuse counselor.
7. Perform the 12 Core Function - Case Management on an AOD client.
8. Determine when the 12 Core Functions of Referral and Consultation are appropriate for the AOD client.
9. Demonstrate various educational approaches to satisfy the 12 Core Function of Client Education.
10. Write progress notes, using DAP (Data, Assessment & Plan) to provide written documentation in
the client file, and write reports to satisfy the 12 Core Function of Report Writing.
11. Prepare a Case Presentation, utilizing the 12 Core Functions to describe the treatment episode of an AOD client using a case study.
12. Using a case study, articulate in a mock Oral Examination as least four of the 12 Core Functions used to treat a client for AOD.
Quizzes (5 @ 5 pts ea) 25%
Screening 10 % 90 - 100 % = A
Assessment 15 % 80 - 89% = B
Treatment Plan 10 % 70 - 79% = C
Oral Exam 15% 60 – 69% = D
Case Presentation Paper 25% Below 60% = F
We will be using Webct as an instructional aid for this class. The purpose of using WebCt is to assist students in obtaining supplement course materials, which they can download website, to communicate with me and other students, to view course calendar and to take course quizzes. To access WebCt, please go to:
http://webct.hawaii.edu and log in using your UH user name and password. If you do not have a UH user name, please go to http://www.hawaii.hawaii.edu and click MYUH. A window will open, then follow instructions to obtain your user name and create your password.
ATTENDANCE AND ADAD EDUCATION CREDIT:
SUBS 270 course meets every Saturday from 9:00 am to 11:30 am during the Spring 2006 semester. If you miss a class, it is your responsibility to find out what was covered in class. Students planning to use this class to satisfy part of the education requirements for ADAD (Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division of the Department of Health) certification must pass this class with a “C” letter grade in order to receive the 45 CEU hours.
QUIZZES (5 @ 5 pts. each)
There will be 3 quizzes during the Spring 2006 Semester. The quizzes will be based on the course material and actual sample questions from International Certification Reciprocity Consortium (ICRC)/Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse. Quizzes will be taken on WebCT. You may login to WebCT and take the Quiz anytime Friday until Sunday Deadline at 11:55 pm. Once you login to the Quiz section of WebCT, you will have 30 minutes to complete the Quiz. Each Quiz will contain 20 multiple choice or True or False Questions.
SCREENING (10 pts)
Using the book A Million Little Pieces you will be required to develop and write a screening script for the main character (James Frey) of the book. Demonstrate your competence in screening by addressing within the script all five global criteria of screening and developing a screening instrument questionnaire.
ASSESSMENT (15 pts)
Conduct an assessment of James Frey, using the Biopsychosocial approach and diagnose him using the DSM-IV-TR. Prepare a written summary of your assessment.
TREATMENT PLAN (10 pts.)
Using your assessment summary, write a Treatment Plan for james Frey. Within your treatment plan address the following: Problem specification; Treatment objectives for eliminating problems; Strategies or Interventions used to accomplish the objectives; Expected Outcomes of Treatment Plan.
CASE PRESENTATION (25 pts.)
Prepare a written Case Presentation of a fictitious client that you have treated, using the 12 Core Function and 46 Global Criteria. Your Case Presentation should be 10 pages, type-written and double spaced, using 12 font with 1 inch borders.
ORAL PRESENTATION (15 pts.):
Using their Case Presentation, each student will be given 25 minutes to articulate 4 of the 12 Core Functions of Substance Abuse Counseling, including how their client was Screened, Assessed, negotiated a Treatment Plan, Client Education and Counseling approaches used during a fictitious treatment episode before three students, who will role-play Certification Oral Examiners. The purpose of this assignment is to give students an understanding of what to expect during an oral examination.
COURSE OUTLINE (The course outline is meant to be a guideline for the semester. I reserve the right to make changes due to unforeseeable circumstances that may occur during the Spring 2006 Semester).
14 Introductions; Overview of Substance Abuse Counseling; SCREENING
21 INTAKE & ORIENTATION (SCREENING DUE)
28 ASSESSMENT (QUIZ # 1)
4 ASSESSMENT (VIDCON FROM WAIMEA)
11 TREATMENT PLANNING (ASSESSMENT DUE)
18 TREATMENT PLANNING (QUIZ # 2)
25 COUNSELING - Therapeutic Relationship, Ethical Issues, (TREATMENT PLAN DUE)
4 COUNSELING - Individual and Group Therapy Skills (VIDCON KONA)
11 COUNSELING - Person Centered & Motivational Interviewing
18 COUNSELING - Adlerian & Reality Therapies
25 COUNSELING – Cognitive/ Behavioral (QUIZ # 3)
1 CRISIS INTERVENTION; TREATMENT ISSUES FOR SELECTIVE POPULATIONS, (VIDCON WAIMEA)
8 CLIENT EDUCATION & RELAPSE PREVENTION
15 CASE MANAGEMENT, REFERRAL AND CONSULTATION; Final Instructions for Case Presentation (QUIZ #4)
22 REPORT & RECORD KEEPING, DISCHARGE PLANNING, Instructions for the Oral Exam (VIDCON KONA)
29 ORAL EXAMS (CASE PRESENTATION DUE)
6 ORAL EXAMS LAST DAY OF CLASS (QUIZ # 5)
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