DAC 225 Drug and Alcohol Counseling II


Campus Location:
Dover, Wilmington
Effective Date:
2018-51
Prerequisite:
ENG 102, HMS 122, HMS 123, DAC 141
Co-Requisites:

none

Course Credits and Hours:
3.00 credits
3.00 lecture hours/week
0.00 lab hours/week
Course Description:

This course focuses on practice in the development of client-worker relationship skills with emphasis on clients with substance use or abuse disorders.

Required Text(s):

Obtain current textbook information by viewing the campus bookstore online or visit a campus bookstore. Check your course schedule for the course number and section.

Additional Materials:

None

Schedule Type:
Classroom Course
Disclaimer:

None

Core Course Performance Objectives (CCPOs):
  1. Explain the characteristics, issues, and tasks associated with initial stages of the helping process. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4; PGC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
  2. Demonstrate interviewing, counseling, and helping skills, including responses and leads such as reframing, reflection, explanation, interpretation, and types of questions. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4; PGC 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
  3. Employ counseling skills to conduct a therapeutic interview and session, assessing client needs and strengths. (CCC 1, 2, 4; PGC 2, 3, 4, 5, 7)
  4. Use the elements and parameters of confidentiality and informed consent. (CCC 2, 4; PGC 2, 4, 5)
  5. Express sensitivity to and respect for human diversity in the helping process, including the impact of race, ethnicity, class, culture, gender, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, national origin, and the experience of social injustice. (CCC 2, 3, 4; PGC 2, 3, 4, 5)
  6. Evaluate the professional use of self and its necessity for effective professional relationships. (CCC 2, 3, 4; PGC 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)

See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.

Measurable Performance Objectives (MPOs):

Upon completion of this course, the student will:

  1. Explain the characteristics, issues, and tasks associated with initial stages of the helping process.
    1. Define the stages of the helping process and the stages of change.
    2. Identify the goals for both the helper and clients in each stage.
    3.  Analyze client progress in moving from one stage to another.
    4. Assist clients in progressing from one stage to another.
  2. Demonstrate interviewing, counseling, and helping skills, including responses and leads such as reframing, reflection, explanation, interpretation, and types of questions.
    1. Identify effective interviewing, counseling, and helping skills, including responses and leads such as reframing, reflection, explanation, interpretation, and different types of questions.
    2. Use each of these skills appropriately in the counseling process.
    3. Address issues such as ambivalence, discord, and sustain talk.
  3. Employ counseling skills to conduct a therapeutic interview and session, assessing client needs and strengths.
    1. Illustrate the use of appropriate and effective counseling skills through a therapeutic interview and session.
    2. Assess and summarize the client’s needs and strengths.
    3. Demonstrate the integration of relapse prevention strategies in the therapeutic process.
  4. Use the elements and parameters of confidentiality and informed consent.
    1. Identify and describe the ethical principles associated with the issues of confidentiality and informed consent with the substance-abusing client.
    2. Inform practice clients of the appropriate aspects of confidentiality and informed consent.
    3. Analyze case scenarios requiring the application of confidentiality and informed consent guidelines as found in standard counseling settings.
    4. Summarize and demonstrate the appropriate methods to resolve case scenarios requiring the application of confidentiality and informed consent guidelines as found in standard counseling settings.
  5. Express sensitivity to and respect for human diversity in the helping process, including the impact of race, ethnicity, class, culture, gender, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, national origin, and the experience of social injustice.
    1. Apply the principles of human diversity in the helping process.
    2. Analyze case scenarios requiring the application of the principles of human diversity in the helping process.
    3. Summarize and demonstrate the appropriate methods to resolve case scenarios requiring the application of the principles of human diversity in the helping process.
  6. Evaluate the professional use of self and its necessity for effective professional relationships.
    1. Describe the professional use of self in professional relationships.
    2. Use the professional self in the helping process.
    3. Analyze and address the issues surrounding recovering substance abusers as counselors.
Evaluation Criteria/Policies:

Students must demonstrate proficiency on all CCPOs at a minimal 75 percent level to successfully complete the course. The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:

92 100 = A
83 91 = B
75 82 = C
0 74 = F

Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.

 
Core Curriculum Competencies (CCCs are the competencies every graduate will develop):
  1. Apply clear and effective communication skills.
  2. Use critical thinking to solve problems.
  3. Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
  4. Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
  5. Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
  6. Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
Program Graduate Competencies (PGCs are the competencies every graduate will develop specific to his or her major):
  1. Create and maintain effective and professional documents relevant to Drug and Alcohol Counseling agencies.
  2. Interact ethically and professionally within the Drug & Alcohol Counseling field.
  3. Apply information to identify client’s strengths, weaknesses, and resources to create a treatment plan.
  4. Provide effective client services at an entry level by utilizing ethical and professional Human Services principles and practices.
  5. Establish effective working relationships within the Drug and Alcohol Counseling arena.
  6. Apply basic management and leadership skills in Drug and Alcohol Counseling environments, including time management, organization, and the ability to follow directions.
  7. Utilize feedback to assess the effect of oneself on Drug and Alcohol Counseling outcomes and make adjustments accordingly.
Disabilities Support Statement:

The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.

Minimum Technology Requirements:
Minimum technology requirements for online, hybrid, video conferencing and web conferencing courses.