1 . School on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies Syllabus SW & Summer Semester June 15 20, 2014 Instructor: To be listed on the credit paper you receive at check=in Cell #: Introduction The University of Utah School on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies, which is recognized internationally, has continually expanded its scope to keep pace with increased awareness of the health and social problems of substance use disorders. All areas of these problems are presented in training sessions for professional and lay personnel. The School provides students with the latest methods and techniques for working effectively in their respective disciplines. These courses are designed for substance abuse counselors, clinicians, physicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, medical personnel, rehabilitation counselors, public health administrators, educators, judges, lawyers, peace officers, county commissioners, industrial and community leaders, advisory council and board members, college and graduate students, families, treatment center personnel, and others desiring special instruction on alcoholism and other drug dependencies. General Sessions for the entire student body will focus on current issues and trends in the field of substance abuse education, prevention and treatment. Group sections will provide specialized information and techniques for working effectively with substance abuse problems in various disciplines. Specific groups are: American Indian; Dental; Drugs: Treatment and Rehabilitation; Education and Community Prevention; Nursing; Pharmacy; Physicians; Professional Treatment; Recovery Support; Relapse Prevention Counseling; Substance Abuse Overview and Current Issues; and Vocational Rehabilitation. Course Objectives At the completion of this course/section, students will be able to: American Indian Section is planned for individuals who are involved with American Indian alcoholic rehabilitation programs and those who are interested in expanding their knowledge in substance abuse, group counseling, program evaluation and community organization. The primary objective is to provide students with an understanding of the unique alcoholism and drug problems of American Indians with an accompanying knowledge of methods to treat their problems. Dental Section is planned for all dental professionals: individual dentists, dental hygienists, state help programs committee members, licensure board members, dental school faculty and students, dental office team members, spouses and other members of the dental family who are interested in the prevention, recognition and treatment of alcohol and other drug misuse and abuse. 1. Articulate the pathophysiology of addictive illness and recognize it as a primary chronic progressive disease with genetic, psychosocial and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations.
2 2. Broaden your understanding of the pharmacological and behavioral effects of drugs of abuse. 3. Understand the components of a recovery program, relapse prevention, and the rationale for group treatment and 12-Step involvement. 4. Discuss the key components of treatment for addictive illness and develop outreach and relapse prevention skills for affected colleagues. 5. Promote substance abuse education in dental schools and develop implementation strategies. 6. Enhance peer assistance activities through analysis of a working model of an assistance program, personal renewal and networking. Drugs: Treatment and Rehabilitation is planned for alcohol and drug abuse counselors, social workers, psychologists, physicians, and community leaders involved in the treatment and rehabilitation of drugdependent people. 1. To explore selected current issues of interest regarding the treatment and rehabilitation of drug dependent people. Not meant to be an overview of the entire subject of drug abuse. 2. To understand special psychological and pharmacological factors associated with drug abuse. Education and Community Prevention Section is planned for anyone desiring an awareness and understanding of the prevention of alcohol and other drug use among our youth. 1. To help participants gain an understanding of the nature of alcohol and drug use among our youth, including those factors that serve to place youth at risk or protect them from substance abuse. 2. To facilitate the participants' development of a working knowledge of the components and characteristics of successful prevention strategies and programs. 3. To provide participants an opportunity to learn about and discuss model substance abuse prevention programs targeted at youth and the resources available through the schools and the community. Nursing Section is planned for advance practice registered nurses (APRN), nurse practitioners (NP) including all specialties (psychiatric, family, adult, gerontology, pediatrics, woman's heath and acute care), clinical nurse specialists (CNS), Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM), Physicians Assistants (PA), baccalaureate and graduate nursing faculty, registered nurses (RN) and nursing students with an interest in the prevention, recognition, and treatment of substance misuse and substance use disorders of patients, clients or colleagues. 1. Recognize the effects of specific drugs of abuse. 2. Experience the potential benefits of meditation. 3. Explore the theoretical underpinnings of Motivational Interviewing and techniques for practice. 4. Identify pathophysiological changes that result from substance abuse. 5. Examine the interplay between traumatic brain injury and addiction. 6. Recognize risk factors for suicide in addicted individuals and potential interventions. 7. Recognize substance related disorders in nurses and the impact of substance abuse on practice. 8. Discuss changes in the current diagnostic system. 9. Explore the relationship between trauma and substance abuse. 10. Experience the healing benefits of yoga. Pharmacy Section is planned for persons who are developing or who are currently active in state-level pharmacist recovery programs; for state and national pharmacy association executives; for state board of pharmacy officials; for pharmacists in administrative positions; for college faculty and administrators; for pharmacists and student pharmacists; for leaders in firms or organizations that employ pharmacists; for
3 pharmacy technicians; for pharmacy-related employee assistance program personnel; and for individuals who are concerned about alcoholism and other drug dependencies among their colleagues. To serve as an introductory or refresher course and a networking opportunity; to provide information, motivation and guidance for pharmacists or student pharmacists who currently participate in or wish to become involved in the planning, implementation, or strengthening of state-level and campus-level programs; to help and assist pharmacists or student pharmacists whose competence to perform their responsibilities has become impaired due to alcoholism or other drug dependencies by assisting them in finding treatment, ongoing recovery and reentry into the practice of pharmacy or their pharmacy education; and to better prepare attendees to provide appropriate assistance and support to clients affected by alcoholism and other drug dependencies. Physicians Section is planned for physicians [M.D. and D.O.], physician assistants, nurse practitioners and medical students who have completed at least their second year of medical school. 1. Describe the history of addiction and the neurobiology of addiction. 2. Explain diagnostic criteria and assessment, drug testing, the identification and screening process and employ observation and interviewing skills that aid in the identification of substance abuse and acquisition of the addiction medical history. 3. Describe the principles of effective drug and alcohol abuse/addiction treatment, including motivational interviewing, and the prescribing of pharmacologic treatments. 4. Describe the historical and research support for 12-step programs as an effective long-term treatment of addiction and assess ways in which healthcare professionals can counter resistance and motivate addicted patients to work a 12-step program of recovery. 5. Explore the medical complications of addiction and the impact of addiction on families and relationships. 6. Assess the unique problems of target populations such as adolescents, women, families and patients with chronic pain and/or mental disorders. 7. Outline the steps involved in investigating, intervening, monitoring and advocating for impaired professionals. Professional Treatment Section is planned for the professional therapist (alcohol/drug counselors, social workers, psychologists, family therapists, etc.) engaged in the treatment of those struggling with substance use disorders those who live with and love them. It is also designed for those who wish to enhance their personal and professional healing skills through spiritual development. There are two tracks; Track I - Addiction and Its Many Manifestations - This skills building track will give participants state of the art understanding of addiction and how this understanding shapes an evidence-based approach to clinical care. These are advanced skill training presentations integrating cutting edge treatment in areas such as pain management and advances in addiction pschopharmacology and a look at the full dimensions of healing and recovery. Track II - Advanced Treatment Strategies - Participants will develop an understanding of the role of perfection in addiction and its role in recovery; develop an understanding of how rape and incest impact addiction and explore specific treatment considerations in this population and develop skills in anger management and the spirituality of realistic forgiveness. To experience clinical camaraderie, self-reflexivity, mutual respect and a spiritual atmosphere in the midst of cutting-edge technology and clinical skills building. Recovery Support Section is planned for individuals involved in or interested in the process of recovery, both professionally and individually.
4 1. To broaden the individuals understanding of the struggles that people go through during the process of change. 2. Provide support-oriented, solution-based information to help people reach their personal goals in the process of recovery. Relapse Prevention Counseling Section is planned for counselors, therapists, clinical supervisors, case managers, criminal justice professionals and anyone interested in brief therapy methods to prevent relapse. To provide clinical skills training that teaches practical techniques for identifying and managing the warning signs that lead from stable recovery to relapse. Participants will learn specific methods for assessment, stabilization, warning sign identification and management, recovery planning, and relapse early intervention and rapid stabilization. Substance Abuse Overview and Current Issues Section is planned for individuals who have not attended an alcohol and drug abuse school or had similar educational experience. To familiarize students with a wide variety of current information pertaining to the physical, psychosocial, behavioral, social and biological aspects of alcohol and other drug abuse. Vocational Rehabilitation Section is planned for rehabilitation personnel from state agencies, hospital and health care facilities, rehabilitation facilities, educational institutions, mental health agencies and facilities, insurance companies and private industry. 1. Through lecture, demonstration and group interaction, discuss and illustrate techniques used in assessment, planning, treatment and rehabilitation counseling with the substance abuser. 2. Review and discuss the implications of substance abuse regarding employment, including intervention methodologies, job placement and relapse prevention. Instructor Expectations Conducive Learning Environment: Students are expected to come to class prepared and ready to be active participants. Students are expected to arrive on time, refrain from leaving early, and not engage in whispering/side talk. Cell phones and other devices are to be turned off during class time. The use of computers in class is for note taking only. Out of respect to fellow students and the instructor, computers are not to be used to surf the net, check , play games, or compose homework for other classes. No children or visitors are allowed due to the sensitivity of subject matter and issues of confidentiality. Rights and Responsibilities: All students are expected to maintain professional behavior in the classroom setting, according to the Student Code, spelled out in the Student Handbook. Students have specific rights in the classroom as detailed in Article III of the Code. The Code also specifies proscribed conduct (Article XI) that involves cheating on tests, plagiarism, and/or collusion, as well as fraud, theft, etc. Students should read the Code carefully and know they are responsible for the content. Course Requirements and Assignments The course requirements are as follows: 1. Attend the 15 minute orientation meeting for everyone registered for or considering registering for college credit. It will be held Monday, June 16, 12:15 pm, following the General Sessions in the Union Building, Center Ballroom. 2. You must attend all daytime sessions from Monday morning 9:00 am through Friday at noon to receive credit. Pharmacy Section participants must also attend all Sunday evening activities beginning at 4:00 pm.
5 You must turn in your Course Number Registration and Attendance Form showing the courses you attended and have your section leader sign off or the appropriate validation completed on your form. 3. Register for the Social Work Course number SW for undergraduate credit or SW for graduate level credit by completing the Credit Registration section on a 2014 Session Admission Application of the University of Utah School on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies. The deadline for applying is 5:00 p.m., Monday, June 16, 2014, and for cancelling is 5:00 pm, Thursday, June 19. No applications for credit will be accepted nor refunds on credit fees approved after those times. 4. Pay the $50.00 credit fee. Complete the following assignment: Produce a maximum five page paper (12 point font, times new roman, double spaced, one inch margins) answering the statements below: a. In one paragraph, assess the quality of your experience at the School for future Schools planners. Note ways that improvement can be made in the School. b. In a second paragraph, identify the single experience at the School that made the greatest impression on you? Why? c. In two pages or less, list and discuss the concepts gained from each General Session. d. In one paragraph, write about the central theme or purpose of your Section. e. With Bullet Points, list five new concepts, ideas, techniques, new philosophy or new methods you have gained from the School. f. In two pages or less, formulate an actual or hypothetical situation in which you project your future actions and involvement over the next five years. Discuss in this paper how you plan to apply at least three of the concepts, ideas, techniques, new philosophy or new methods you have gained from the School to this situation. Assignment Points Due Dates Attend orientation 5 Monday, June 16, 2014 Course Number Registration and Attendance Form 20 Friday, June 20, page paper 100 Sunday, July 6, 2014 Total Points 125 Means of Assessment You will be assessed on your completion of the course requirements and assignments in a way that reveals your mastery of the course objectives and competencies. Plagiarized work will result in an automatic failure. The required format for academic and professional standards is the American Psychological Association s Publication Manual (commonly known as APA ). All work must be appropriately cited, giving credit to authors, databases and websites you use. Scholarly databases (such as EBSCO) are the best source of information to supplement material derived from the course texts. Using search engines, such as Google, can result in your retrieving unsubstantiated opinion pieces, or inaccurate material. Turning in Assignments Credit registration and $50 fee payment must be completed by 5:00 pm on Monday, June 16. Turn in your Course Number Registration and Attendance Form (last two pages at the end of this syllabus) the School office (Union Building, Parlor B) before 1:00 pm on Friday, June 20. your assignment by Sunday, July 6, 2014, to [to be given at check-in] and to
6 [to be given at check-in], the instructor grading the papers. In addition, name your WORD Document with your first and last name only. On the cover page of your WORD document put your first and last name and address. Points will be deducted if you do not do this. Policy Regarding Late Submission of Assignments and Incompletes All assignments are due on the date specified in this syllabus. If you submit your assignments late, you will receive a failing grade. Incomplete grades are not given, in accordance with University of Utah guidelines. University policy states that students must have an emergency which prevents them from completing the course as scheduled, and that at least 80% of the course work has been completed, in order to be considered for a grade of incomplete. Grading Continuum Your grade will be based on the percentage of points you receive from a possible 125. Final grades will be calculated as follows: A range = percent B range = percent C range = percent D range = percent E range = 59 percent or below Accommodations for Students with Disabilities The University of Utah seeks to provide equal access to its programs, services and activities for people with disabilities. If you will need accommodations in this class, reasonable prior notice needs to be given to the instructor and to the Center for Disability Services (CDS), 162 Olpin Union Building, (V/TDD) to make arrangements for accommodations. Accommodations cannot be made until CDS certifies your needs. CDS will then work with you and the instructor to make arrangements for accommodations. This must be done for each class, each semester, as the accommodations are tailored to the requirements of each class. Transcripts The University of Utah issues transcripts online for $7.25 each [subject to change] at and click on Transcripts/Verifications ; by mail for $10.00 [include full name and any prior name used, address, birth date, social security number, approximate dates enrolled and address where transcript should be sent] along with a check for $10.00 to: Registrar s Office, 201 South 1460 East, Room 250N, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT Send your request after September 1, 2014, to assure that grades have been posted. Note: Changes may be made to this syllabus, if the need arises. This syllabus is accurate at the time of printing; however, it occasionally becomes necessary to adjust content for unforeseen circumstances. Every effort will be made to make students aware, should any changes occur, in a timely manner.
7 School on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies June 15 20, 2014 University Credit Course Number Registration and Attendance Form SW and SW Name: address: U of U Student ID Number or Social Security Number: The University confidentially maintains a student s social security number for routine uses, such as facilitating document matching, verifying identity, and expediting enrollment and financial aid. Disclosure of the social security number is voluntary, but failure to provide the social security number may result in delay and confusion regarding identity, delay or loss of federal and state financial aid, tax credits, student loan deferments, veterans benefits, and other benefits under law. Section: Section Leader(s): Check the course you want to be registered for: SW Undergraduate credit SW Graduate credit Please list each session you attend on the table below and have your section leader sign, verifying your attendance. Do not ask the speaker to sign unless the speaker is also your section leader. Date Time Title Speaker Section Leader Signature or Approved Validation Sample 16 1:00pm Putting a Face on Recovery Stephen Sheppard John Doe
8 Date Time Title Speaker Section Leader Signature or Approved Validation Return this completed Course Number Registration and Attendance Form to the School office (Union Building, Parlor B) by 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 20, 2014.
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