House Bill 2504 Fall 2013 Course Syllabus DAAC-1305-50 - Co-Occurring Disorders
Fall 2013 Course Syllabus
DAAC-1305-50 - Co-Occurring Disorders
|Instructor||Arrington, Kimberly Dawn|
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|Course Description||Course Description and Introduction
Because many individuals suffering from addiction disorder also suffer from mental illness, substance abuse professionals frequently encounter clients with psychological symptoms and problems related to their substance abuse. This course will provide the student with an understanding of co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders, how such individuals are treated and how case management is conducted. The course meets drug specific course content required by the Texas Department of State Health Services as a drug specific core course required meeting state Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) requirements.
|Course Prerequisites||9 Hours Prior DAAC courses|
Treating Co-Occuring Disorders; Handbook for mental Health and Substance Abuse Professionals. Henrickson et al
Other web based information and handouts will be provided or you will be required to look up specific websites on your own for this course.
SAMHSA TIP 42
Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders; A Treatment Improvement Protocol, TIP 42, U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, www.samsha.gov, 2004, 1-800-729-6686. This manual is FREE at: www.samsha.gov 1-800-729-6686.
Research has shown a strong positive relationship between attendance, participation and college success. I strongly suggest regular participation in this course.
1. Students on campus but not in class are considered absent.
2. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the instructor prior to any absence.
3. Excused absences include hospitalization 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. Documentation of hospitalization is required.
The student is ultimately responsible for his/her own learning and professional growth, what you put into it is what you will get out of it!It is your responsibility to conduct a realistic self-appraisal of what you personally need to master and how you can best attain it. Challenge yourself to grow as an individual and a professional. Please respect the confidentiality of the classroom and discussions that are held.
|Course Grading Scale||
Grading will be Based on Following:
Test Grades: 75%
|Determination of Final Grade||The examinations will be a combination of multiple choices, fill in the blanks and essay. Your group presentation will count as your final examination (all group members will receive the same grade).|
|Final Exam Date||December 6, 2013 - 5:00 PM|
|Major Assignments||To be announced according to lecture schedule.|
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates|
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
1. Explain the psychological underpinnings and effects of social stigma in mental health illnesses and diagnosing.
2. Compare and contrast treatment systems and identify how treatment systems and treatment teams can be effective.
3. Learn how to identify various symptoms of mental disorders and their diagnostic terms.
4. Understand how mental disorders effect adolescents and their family's system.
5. Learn how to identify personality disorders and addiction disorders.
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
Student Learning Outcomes:
1. Describe the philosophical conflicts and stigma accompanying dual diagnosis
2. Identify the different factors accompanying the need for integrated treatment systems and comprehensive care for dually diagnosed clients to include recovery systems;.
3. Identify the presenting symptoms and characteristics of individuals with psychiatric disorders
4. Describe special issues in working with adolescents and families of dually diagnosed clients.
5. Identify personality disorders commonly co-occurring with chemical dependency.
|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.|
|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 Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.|
Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester,
by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally.
No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class,
including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or
painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.
Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.
Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.
If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
Assessment is a process by which LSCPA can help you learn better and gauge the level of progress you have made to
attain knowledge, skills, beliefs, and values. It also helps your professors understand how to improve teaching
and testing methods in your classes, and it helps each department understand and improve degree and certificate
Periodically LSC-PA will collect assessment data for research and reporting purposes, including statistical data and sometimes copies of your work. Be assured that all material the college uses for assessment purposes will be kept confidential. To ensure anonymity, your name will be removed from any material we use for assessment purposes, including video-recorded performances, speeches, and projects.
If you object to allowing LSC-PA to use your material for assessment purposes, submit a letter stating so to your professor by the 12th class day. You will still be required to participate in whatever assessments are being done; we just won’t use your data.
What’s the difference between assessment and grades? The grades you get on papers, projects, speeches, and assignments are specific types of focused assessment. LSC-PA’s assessment efforts include class grades, surveys, standardized tests, and other tools.
Federal privacy laws apply to college students. This means that college employees, including instructors, cannot
divulge information to third parties, including parents and legal guardians of students. Even if the students are
minors, information about their college work cannot be shared with anyone except in very limited circumstances.
Anyone requesting information about a student should be referred to the Registrar. Instructors will be notified in writing by that Office about what information may be released and to whom.
Please remember that releasing private information about a student, however innocuous it may seem, can be a violation of federal law, with very serious consequences.
Circumstances under which information may be released:
An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of
information. The note must specify what information may be divulged, and it must specify the name of the person
to whom the information may be given.
The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.
This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:
|Degree Plan Evaluation||
A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.
All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|
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