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COURSE NUMBER: SUBS235
COURSE TITLE:Substance Abuse Practicum I
DIVISION:Liberal Arts
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:2
CONTACT HOURS:90
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Students receive 150 hours practical experience at an approved substance abuse treatment agency or center. Admission to practicum contingent upon consent of instructor.

PREREQUISITES:
Consent from Divison Dean required. Place into ENGL121.

NOTES:
This course is not available for web registration.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate entry level skills in intake procedures and process, detoxification (if applicable) and assessment of alcohol/drug problems.
  • Dxplain, through direct observation, the operation of extended care services, referral, networking, and prevention or outreach that is encountered in their site.
  • Demonstrate some skills in intervention and individual and group addictions counseling.
  • Identify and apply methods of evaluating the effectiveness of a service plan.
  • Make a detailed and effective case presentation.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
In seminar discussion and in a paper for class, the student will be able to discuss the Following criteria:

1. What is the mission of the agency? (Should be available in the Standard Operating Procedure, if it is unclear) Were there things about the mission that surprised you? Does it appear too broad or too narrow at times?

2. Describe the direct and indirect services offered at this agency. (Indirect services includes staffing, case notes writing, making outside contacts, etc.)

3. Describe the counseling techniques and behavior modifications used with the clients receiving treatment.

4. Describe how treatment plans are devised, and how the goals effect treatment.  If the student is provided with the opportunity to witness treatment plan review, include this.

5. Describe the continuum of care for clients in care at your agency. For example, if clients move from a highly structured mode of treatment to a less restrictive mode of treatment, describe this. If clients are referred as part of the continuum of care, describe this.

6. Describe the process of referral at your agency. Describe the instances in which clients are referred.


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STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

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