OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY - OKLAHOMA CITY
SOCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT
ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE A.S. DEGREE PROGRAM
COURSE SYLLABUS – Spring 2010
CA 1113 – T02 HELPING SKILLS
INSTRUCTOR: Lisa Dillon, M.Ed., Associate Professor, Division Head
PHONE: (405) 945-3214 or 1-800-560-4099
E-MAIL ADDRESS: firstname.lastname@example.org
OFFICE HOURS: By appointment
CLASS MEETINGS: Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00-11:15 AM
TEXTBOOKS: -Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy, Gerald Corey, Eighth Edition
-Manual for Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy, Gerald Corey, Eighth Edition.
COURSE PRE-REQ: CA 1103 – Drug Abuse and PSYC 1113 – Intro. To Psychology or concurrent enrollment
STATEMENT: OSU –
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course provides the student with an overview of contemporary theories and techniques of counseling as specifically related to addiction. The counseling process, comparison of various theoretical approaches, and an introduction to professional and ethical issues in the helping profession of counseling will all be discussed.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES: The purpose of this course is to expose students to a variety of contrasting theoretical models underlying individual counseling. Specific objectives include:
1) Student will develop an understanding of and the ability to apply specific information about the therapeutic process and the practical elements of the counseling interaction to real life scenarios.
2) Student will understand a variety of legal and ethical counseling issues and be able to provide strategies for dealing with such issues.
3) Student will develop self-evaluation skills, use written and spoken English effectively, including reading with understanding and critical discernment.
4) Student will integrate theoretical and experiential learning into their learning experience in order to form his/her personal model and approach to the counseling process.
5) Student will look at his/her own qualities that support and hinder their attempt to counsel effectively with others.
6) Student will demonstrate an understanding of human society and cultural variation, including ways individuals, groups, and governments function, interact, and change.
NOTICE: The Associate of Science degree in Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling is designed to provide students with a base of knowledge in addiction and its treatment. While graduates of the program MAY find jobs in the chemical dependency field, this degree program is not designed as a job-placement program, but rather as a transfer degree.
Background Checks: Due to the nature of the work, practicum sites, volunteer sites and potential employers in the field often require a background check for criminal records prior to placement or hiring with that agency.
Diversity of Instruction: The instructor does not necessarily endorse all of the viewpoints which will be presented. However, it is extremely important to your overall learning experience for you to be presented all sides and then be allowed to formulate your own opinion of the material. We want to enable you to choose.
Unattended Children Policy: For personal safety of children and potential problems in supervision, children should not be at any location on campus without adult supervision. No children are permitted in classrooms, laboratories, teaching areas or the Library.
ITV COURSE: This course will be taught at 2 sites
concurrently. The instructor will be
'live' in OKC and will be transmitted through Interactive television to
Any problems with sound or picture at the receive sites should be reported immediately to the instructor. Any issue that I cannot address will be forwarded to the ITV Coordinator at your site. Once everyone becomes used to the equipment, discussions between students at the various sites will become more comfortable.
Cell Phones and Pagers:
**It is required that all cell phones be turned off BEFORE class begins (on campus as well as off campus.) Failure to follow this rule will result in the student being asked to leave the class until such time the policy can be followed. It is also expected that students will take of personal needs, (drinks, restroom, etc.) as much as possible BEFORE class begins. Excessive disruption of this class will be dealt with by the Instructor in a timely fashion.
Cell phones (cell phone calls and texting) and other electronic devices are disruptive to the class. If a student’s work or family situation requires the student to keep the device turned on during class, the instructor needs to be alerted and the student must turn the electronic device to a silent or vibrate mode. If a student must receive a call or receive a message during class, the student must leave the room. A student may not make calls or text messages during class. Cell phones and all electronic devices may not be used during an exam unless stipulated by an instructor. Should a student continue to use cell phones or other electronic devices during class without instructor approval, they will be asked to leave class and loose attendance points for that class period. Use of a cell phone or electronic device during an exam is considered academic misconduct, and the student will be subject to the appropriate penalties. This policy may be strengthened by the instructor.
General Education Goals: Upon completion of this course, students should be proficient in demonstrating the following general education competencies:
Goal #1: Critical Thinking:
Critical thinking skills include, but are not limited to, the ability to comprehend complex ideas, data, and concepts; to make inferences based on careful observation; to make judgments based on specific and appropriate criteria; to solve problems using specific processes and techniques; to recognize relationships among the arts, culture, and society; to develop new ideas by synthesizing related and/or fragmented information; to apply knowledge and understanding to different contexts, situations and/or specific endeavors; and to recognize the need to acquire information.
*All courses will contain assignments that demonstrate critical thinking, but not all courses will include all critical thinking elements listed.
Goal #2: Effective Communications
Effective communication is the ability to develop organized, coherent, unified written or oral presentations for various audiences and situations.
Goal #3: Computer Proficiency
Computer proficiency includes a basic knowledge of operating systems, word processing, and Internet research capabilities.
Preparation for civic responsibility in the democratic society of the United States includes acquiring knowledge of the social, political, economic, and historical structures of the nation in order to function effectively as citizens in a country that is increasingly diverse and multicultural in its population and more global in its view and functions
Global awareness includes knowledge of the geography, history, cultures, values, ecologies, languages, and present day issues of different peoples and countries, as well as an understanding of the global economic, political and technological forces which define the interconnectedness and shape the lives of the world’s citizens.
GENERAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS:
1) This course will primarily be a lecture/discussion based course for students. Students will be required to stay current on their reading assignments and to participate in class discussions. Attendance is expected and role will be taken. A sign-in sheet will be passed around the classroom during the first 5 minutes of class. It is each student’s responsibility to sign their name to the roster each class period. If a student enters class after the first 5 minutes, they will be counted as absent for that class period and will NOT receive attendance points that day. Each class attended is worth 3 pts. Points missed due to absences CANNOT be made up for any reason. A course such as this one lends itself well to class discussion, which enhances all students’ overall experience in the course. Lack of attendance will rob you of this important component. However, please remember that this is not personal counseling. We also will be discussing concepts from the text and from outside sources – this obviously cannot be made up should you miss class, therefore it is in your best interest to attend each class period.
The Instructor reserves the right to administer announced and unannounced quizzes throughout the semester over lecture material, the text and supplemental materials. Quizzes will be worth 10 points each, with the 2 lowest scores being dropped at the end of the semester (this will make up for any classes you must miss due to illness, doctor's appointments, etc.) These may NOT be made up for any reason. Always be prepared for a quiz!
There will be three exams and a final in the course. Each regular exam will count 100 points while the final IS COMPREHENSIVE and will be worth 150 points. Each regular exam will have a combination of M/C, T/F, matching and short answer/essay questions. All make-up exams must be taken within one week of the originally scheduled test. Failure to take the make-up within this time frame will result in a “0” being recorded for that exam. It is the students’ responsibility to contact the instructor to schedule the make-up test. An alternate version of the make-up test will be given and will be primarily essay in nature.
This course has a required workbook that accompanies the text. This book will be used throughout the semester and should be viewed as an excellent addition to the text that will aid in your learning of the material for this class. If you purchased a USED copy of the workbook, check the book to ensure all assignments are there.
Each chapter has a required homework assignment found in the student workbook. These assignments can be torn from the workbook to be turned in or for students who wish to keep their books, in tact, assignments may be photocopied and then turned in. Assignments must be submitted AT CLASS TIME on the date specified in the syllabus (see Tentative Course Outline.) Homework may be submitted for 1 week after the due date for 50% credit. After 1 week, a “0” will be recorded for the assignment. ***Be sure to read the directions in the workbook for the assignments; answer all parts of the questions and be THOROUGH in your response. Students who are too brief in their answers will lose points.
OFF CAMPUS STUDENTS: Your homework must have a post-mark date that is the same as the due date specified in the syllabus. Assignments with post-marks later than this will be considered late and worth 1/2 credit. A supply of pre-addressed, stamped envelopes will be sent to you for your convenience in returning assignments. BE SURE TO PLACE YOUR NAME ON ALL ASSIGNMENTS AND MY NAME ON THE RETURN ENVELOPE.
5) Proficiency Project:
Proficiency projects are assignments used in our Division that give students the opportunity to apply the knowledge they have obtained in class in a meaningful way.
In this course, each student is required to conduct a personal interview with a “client” and write an analysis paper using the theories covered in class. This paper will count 100 points. A description of grading criteria is included with this syllabus and a taped lecture discussing the details of this paper will be on reserve in the Library as well as uploaded to the D2L page for this course. It is vital that you view this particular taped lecture for details on writing your paper.
Papers are due AT CLASS TIME TUESDAY APRIL 27, 2010.
Late papers may be submitted up to one week late at a penalty of 5 POINTS PER LATE DAY. After one week, a “0” will be recorded for the assignment. I always accept EARLY work so if you finish prior to the designated date, feel free to turn in the project to me early.
Required paperwork relating to the assignment is attached to this syllabus. A document explaining grading procedures as well as other information is attached as well. The video is approximately 2 hours long. Viewing of this lecture is necessary in order for you to know how to proceed with this assignment. Topics such as format, the interview process, analysis of client using theories, etc. are covered on the tape. Failure to view the video could very likely result in a poor grade on this assignment. Any questions you have concerning this assignment should be directed to the instructor for clarification.
6) Grading Scale:
All grades will be given numerical form. At the end of the semester all grades will be added together and divided by the total possible points. The percentage obtained will be converted to a letter grade using the following scale:
100 - 90 = A
89 - 80 = B
79 - 70 = C
69 - 60 = D
59 - 0 = F
It is recommended that you keep track of your grades and keep all assignments returned to you. In this way, any differences that may exist between the instructor's records and yours can be corrected. If you do not retain your graded assignments, the instructor's recorded grade will take precedence for final grade calculation.
Grades will no longer be mailed to students. Final grades for all OSU-OKC courses will be posted on the Internet and can be accessed by logging on to SIS Web for Students.
BREAKDOWN OF TOTAL POINTS POSSIBLE:
Exam #1, #2, #3 100 pts. each
Final Exam 150 pts.
Homework 10 pts. per assignment
Paper 100 pts.
Quizzes 10 pts. each
Attendance (3 pts/class) 90 pts.
Honors projects are expected to be completed at a level consistent with Honors work. The instructor will require periodic checks of work throughout the semester to ensure the project is progressing as it should. If the project is not up to standard, honors credit will not be issued for the course.
I encourage all students to consider doing an HONORS PROJECT in this class. Being an OSU-OKC Honors student can be very rewarding personally and academically. Students must complete an Honors Contract with the instructor no later than Thursday, January 26, 2010.
SERVICE LEARNING - Anyone who completes a Service Learning Project will receive EXTRA CREDIT for this course. This is the only way to earn extra credit in this class. Specifics on SERVICE LEARNING are attached to this syllabus and will be covered in this class. Points will be given based on the number of hours you volunteer.
20-29 hours - 15 points
30-39 hours - 20 points
40(+) hours - 25 points
Hours need to be completed at a facility/organization that is related to our discipline. Instructor must approve your site and student must complete all paperwork BEFORE beginning work at the facility. Official paperwork can be found by logging onto the OSU-OKC website at www.osuokc.edu. Select ACADEMICS at the top of the page; then select SERVICE LEARNING. Print the information under STUDENT DOWNLOAD and follow the directions given. Students need to complete the paperwork and have a site selected no later than the 2nd week of class THURSDAY, January 26, 2010.
This is a great opportunity to network, earn extra credit AND give back to our community - please consider participating!!!
ACADEMIC DISHONESTY OR MISCONDUCT: Academic
dishonesty or misconduct is not condoned nor tolerated at institutions within
Copies of the Student Rights and Responsibilities can be obtained from the Student Activities and Campus Life Office or an electronic version is also available online at http://www.osuokc.edu/rights/.
Instructional Statement: Each student is responsible for being aware of the information contained in the OSU-Oklahoma City Catalog, Student Handbook, and semester information listed in the Class Schedule.
DROPPING OF COURSES: Courses dropped within the FIRST 2 WEEKS of a 16-week semester will be done so at no monetary penalty to the student. Students may continue to drop classes up until 12th week of a 16-week term, but will be charged the full tuition and fees for the class. After week #12, a grade will be turned in for all students still enrolled in the course.
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE FOR LECTURES AND CLASS ASSIGNMENTS
Jan 19 Introduction and Course Overview
Discussion of Proficiency Project - paper
Jan 21 & 26 Chapter 2 – The Counselor: Person and Professional
HOMEWORK: Read Chapter 3
-Pages 13-15, “A Survey of Your Attitudes and Beliefs…”, Questions 1-20;
-Page 18-19, Dealing With Value Conflicts, Questions 1-20;
-Page 19, Some Questions You Might Explore, Questions 1-3;
-Page 20, Multicultural Counseling Competencies…Questions 1-15.
Due FEBRUARY 2
Jan 28 & Feb 2 Chapter 3 - Ethical Issues in Counseling Practice
-Introduction Ethics, Confidentiality, Duty-to-warn
-Multicultural Perspective and Ethical Issues, Client/Therapist Relationship Issues
-Page 28-29, Self-Inventory of Attitudes Relating to Ethical Issues, Questions 1-10;
-Page 31-32, Some Cases Pertaining to Confidentiality, Questions 1, 4, 5;
-Pages 32-33, Suggested Activities and Exercises, Questions 1, 2, 3, 6
Due FEBRUARY 9
Feb 4 & 9 Outside Lecture - SUICIDE
Feb 11 EXAM #1 (Chapters 2-3 and Suicide)
HOMEWORK: Read Chapter 4
Feb 16, 18 & 23 Chapter 4 - Psychoanalytic Therapy
HOMEWORK: Read Chapter 5
-Pages 43-45, Questions for Discussion &Evaluation #2, #5, #9
-Read RUTH and answer You Continue Working With Ruth, #1, #2, and #3, Page 48.
Due MARCH 2
Feb 25 & March 2 Chapter 5 - Adlerian Therapy
HOMEWORK: Read Chapter 6
-Page 55-56, Questions for Reflection and Discussion, #7 and #10;
-Pages 56-59 complete the LIFESTYLE ASSESSMENT (includes the 5 bulleted questions under Now that you are finished with the lifestyle questionnaire…found on page 60.)
Due MARCH 9
March 4 & 9 Chapter 6 - Existential Therapy
HOMEWORK: -Page 73, Questions for Reflection and Discussion, Questions 1 through 6;
-Pages 74, Ways of being dead but still existing, #1-4;
-Page 74-75, Will we really change…,
#1-5. Due MARCH 23
March 11 EXAM #2 (Chapters 4-5-6)
HOMEWORK: Read Chapter 7
MARCH 16 – 18 SPRING BREAK – NO CLASSES!!!!
March 23& 25 Chapter 7 - Person-Centered Therapy
HOMEWORK: Read Chapter 8
-Page 85 Questions for Reflection and Discussion,
# 1, #2, #6 and #7
-Pages 86-87, Practical Application: Reflecting Clients’ Feelings, #1-6.
Due APRIL 1
March 30 & April 1 Chapter 8 - Gestalt Therapy
HOMEWORK: Read TA Chapter – Supplemental Handout
-Page 98-99 Questions For Reflection and Discussion, #3, #4 and #7;
-Pages 99-100, Issues and Questions for Personal Application, #1 and #3.
Due APRIL 8
April 6 & 8 Outside Lecture - Transactional Analysis
-see Supplemental Handouts
-NO HOMEWORK REQUIRED FOR THIS CHAPTER
April 13 EXAM #3 (Chapters 7, 8 and TA)
April Lecture - Trauma Informed Care
View this lecture/notes on D2L sometime before the final exam
HOMEWORK: Read chapter 9
April 15 & 20 Chapter 9 - Behavior Therapy
HOMEWORK: Read Chapter 10
Pages 110, Issues For Personal Application: Answer the 5 bulleted questions at mid-page of page 114-114 for the Designing a Self-Management Program;
-Page 115, Practical Applications,
#4 through #7;
-Page 115-116, Learning to be Concrete, #1-6
Due APRIL 27
April 22 & 27 Chapter 10 – Reality Therapy
PAPERS DUE TODAY!!! APRIL 27!!!!!
HOMEWORK: Read Chapter 11
Pages 152-154, Practical Applications of Choice Therapy and Reality Therapy, W, D, E, P sections (all questions under each area.)
Due MAY 4
April 29 & May 4 Chapter 11 - Cognitive Therapies
HOMEWORK: Read Chapter 11 – Reality Therapy
Pages 149, Questions for Reflections and Discussion: #1, #3, #5, and #7; Due May 11
TUESDAY, MAY 11 – 10:00 AM Final Exam…Do not be late!!! Papers will be returned to you as you leave.
** Syllabus Modification Statement: Faculty has the right to change or modify the course syllabus materials during the academic year. Any changes will be shared with students. Every attempt will be made to provide those changes in writing as an addendum to the course syllabus.
Revised: January 2010
Helping Skills – CA 1113
Point Breakdown for Social Assessment
1) SUMMARY 20 points
(Review of the client information obtained during the personal interview.)
2) SYNOPSIS 10 points
(Your personal opinion of what is going on in the client’s life.)
3) ANALYSIS 40 points
(Analysis of client using 5 different theories we covered in class.)
4) GENOGRAM 10 points
(Genealogy of the client you interviewed.)
5) GRAMMAR/PUNCTUATION/SPELLING/FORMAT/NEATNESS 20 points
TOTAL POINTS POSSIBLE 100 points
There is a taped video lecture explaining the paper on our D2L site as well as on reserve in the Library. It is approximately 1 ½ hours long so plan your viewing accordingly. Be sure that you have the paper instructions/summary format with you when you view the video.
There is no minimum length of this paper, as long as you adequately cover the material. Papers must be typed, use 1 inch margins and be neat. Handwritten assignments will not be accepted.
Be sure to proof your work. I will take off for spelling and grammar errors. Feel free to use the English tutors in the library or have a friend proof your work. Also, you may bring your paper in at any time for me to give you feedback. This is a service that is highly valuable but rarely used….PLEASE let me review your paper as you write it. It could save you many points you would otherwise lose.
This is a very time consuming project. Do NOT wait until the last minute to work on it. It will be a much more pleasurable experience if you write the paper as we progress through the course. Try to have fun doing this project! This paper will give you your first glimpse of your future as a counselor.