T/R 3:30 - 4:50
Course Outcome Competencies: By the conclusion of the course, the student will understand and will be able to:
· Recognize all major concepts regarding substance abuse issues, assessment and treatment
· Recognize the major classes of drugs and their effects.
· Use knowledge gained in class to discuss the models of addiction.
· Be familiar with and understand assessment and treatment approaches of substance abuse.
· Become familiar with various resources on the internet related to abuse issues.
· This course requires privacy of the students and the people you may observe.
1) Exams: (540 points) – There will be three exams for this course. The exams will consist of multiple choice questions, matching, identification and/or short answer essay questions over the readings and lectures. The final is comprehensive. Each exam is worth 180 points.
3) Addiction Assignment: (120 points) – See final page of syllabus for detailed description of this assignment. This paper is due 3/13/2014.
4) Support Group Assignment: (120 points) – Attend a support group meeting and write a two page reflection paper on this experience. It can be an open AA or NA meeting or one for non-addicted individuals such as Al-Anon, CODA, ACOA, etc. You paper should include a discussion on what took place at the meeting, what you got out of the meeting, and any pros or cons to this type of support group. Be sure to include when you attended and which group you attended.
As an alternative – you can interview two counselors. One has to be an LCDC and the other an LPC or Psychiatrist. Your paper should include which school counseling the individual practices, how they determine a client/patients course of treatment, success rates, common issues and problems.
This paper is due 4/10/2014.
5) Presentation: (100 points) – You will choose one addictive substance and present (to the class) how the addiction is treated (using all models of addiction), the effects of the substance, why it is addictive and the prevalence of the substance. Each group of students will present a different substance. Your presentation will include a short paper on your topic using APA guidelines. This paper needs to be submitted electronically via WebCT. Due week of 4/21.
6) Case Studies: (120 points) – Case studies from D2L (I will provide the case study and questions). To be considered complete, the assignment must contain the issue and the questions need to be typed out and each question answered fully.
Case Studies 120 pts 900-1000 = A
Exams (3 @ 180 points each) 540 pts 800 – 899 = B
Addiction Assignment 120 pts 700 – 799 = C
Support Group Assignment 120 pts 600 - 699 = D
Presentation 100 pts < 600 = F
TOTAL POINTS POSSIBLE 1000 pts
The University has a standard grade scale:
A = 90-100, B = 80-89, C = 70-79, D = 60-69, F= below 60, W = Withdrawal, WP = withdrew passing, WF = withdrew failing, I = incomplete.
All papers are to be written in APA 6th. All work except the addiction assignment will only be accepted through D2L.
Standard - after 5 absences the student will be dropped.
Instructor’s policy on Academic Dishonesty:
Academic Integrity: - Students are expected to abide by the rules for academic integrity. Any violations of these rules will be reported to the proper authorities for disciplinary action (please consult your student catalog – page 71). Students caught cheating in the class will be given a grade of “F” for the course. Cheating includes plagiarism—taking credit for someone else’s work (e.g., cutting and pasting text from someone else’s work from the internet or some other electronic form or directly quoting or paraphrasing someone’s work and not properly referencing the source).
Service for the Disabled: It is University policy that no otherwise qualified disabled person be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity in the University. Students should inform the instructor of existing disabilities at the first class meeting.