1 RHB Introduction to Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Summer 2, 2015 Instructor: William F. Weber Office: HSTC 213 Course Time & Location: OnLine Office Hours: 3-5 PM M; 3-7 PM T Office Phone: 936/ Credits: 3 Other Contact Information: Prerequisites: I. Course Description: (brief paragraph) This class is a survey of alcohol and other psychoactive chemical substances abused in our society. This course will enable you to become knowledgeable as to the implications of chemical dependency on the individual, family and society. II Intended Learning Outcomes.Goals/Objectives : Through the activities and objectives in course students will become prepared, competent, successful, caring and enthusiastic counseling professionals. They will continue to develop a sense of service, leadership, professional and intellectual growth. Through regular class attendance, writing projects, exams, and discussions students will gain academic excellence within the subject area with an emphasis on life-long learning and development. Students will also be given the opportunity for collaboration and be encouraged toward openness to new ideas. Ethics, integrity and service within the rehabilitation counseling profession and following the Council on Rehabilitation Education guidelines will also be integrated into all aspects of the course. As described in this syllabus, course follows the mission, vision and core values of the college of education and Stephen F. Austin State University which is aligned with the rehabilitation curriculum, clinical experiences, and assessments. UNDERGRADUATE REHABILITATION STUDIES OUTCOME AREAS: 1.1 Develop sensitivity, appreciation, and understanding of what it means to have a disability, i.e., its medical and psychological aspects and what can be done to ameliorate resulting problems. 1.2 Identify the primary rehabilitation techniques employed to evaluate, train, and identify employment and independent living options for persons with a disability. 2.1 Understand the major types, purposes and operations of the myriad of human service agencies serving individuals with vocational limitations.
2 2.3 Review trends, societal issues, and local, state, and federal laws which affect rehabilitation service delivery. 3.1 Determine the nature and needs of the various types of individuals with disabilities served by rehabilitation and other human service agencies. 3.2 Utilize community resources during and after rehabilitation services to assure persons with disabilities attain a satisfactory vocational adjustment. 3.5 Understand the basic application of research principles to rehabilitation, such as the evaluation of personal practice, utilization of consumer satisfaction surveys, conducting needs analyses, etc. 4.4 Utilize ethical principles in the provision of services (e.g., integrity, confidentiality, scope of practice, etc.). 4.5 Incorporate cultural sensitivity into daily practices and interactions with consumers. 6.1 Apply ethical principles and standards to rehabilitation case situations 6.2 Resolve ethical dilemmas by applying problem-solving and decision-making skills 8.1 Understand a variety of models and theories of addiction and other problems related to substance abuse. 8.2 Describe the behavioral, psychological, physical health, and social effects of psychoactive substances on the user and significant others. 8.3 Describe the philosophies, practices, policies, and outcomes of the most generally accepted and scientifically supported models of treatment, recovery, relapse prevention, and continuing care for addiction and other substance-related problems III. Course Assignments, Activities, Instructional Strategies, use of Technology: Papers and Projects 1. AA Paper. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. This assignment is a 5 page typed (double spaced) paper of your observations from visiting an open Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. Please visit an open AA meeting in your home town. If you have attended an open AA meeting you may substitute an open Narcotics Anonymous Meeting. This paper should be divided into two parts. Use these parts as subtopic headings: A. Observations (written in 3rd person) B. Impressions (written in 1st person)
3 Please submit your paper in the Blackboard Course Assignments Submission box. (see due date) Rules for A.A. Meeting : No note taking No tape recorders No names of participants in the paper. 2. Powerpoint Paper. Select a drug related topic of interest. Submit it for approval with a brief explanation in the Blackboard Course Assignments Submission box (see due date) Powerpoint paper Your powerpoint paper should be a minimum of 12 slides in length not counting references. Please limit the text on your slides to key words or phrases (no more than 5 words in length). Add graphics that make the point. A great way to do the paper is to 1) write the paper first, 2) then create 12 or more blank slides. 3) Then just copy and paste the content into the Click to add notes area, 4) add your key words and 5) your illustrated graphics and you are done. Remember, the text of your presentation should be written under the slide in the Click to add notes area and is in the form of a paper using APA format. Please use at least 6 references. References can include both journal articles and books. Please use APA style for your paper and on the reference page. Please take a look at the sample paper posted on the home page. 3. s You are expected to be an active learner, which includes written participation to the posted discussion question. Please respond to the discussion questions with evidence that you read the chapter. Each discussion question will be graded as follows: No discussion or comment to chapter question- 0 Some discussion or comment you opinion- 75 Discussion with evidence that you read the chapter by citing the author and listing the textbook as a reference- 85 Discussion with evidence that you read the chapter, cited the text, cited other sources and listed the text and sources as references. 95* *I have included a sample of a discussion posting that included outside information and references in the question and answers discussion posting.
4 IV. Evaluation and Assessments. Evaluation and Grading of Students. Examinations. Final Examination. There will be a final examination. It will be comprehensive in nature and will be open book. You will be allowed 3 hours to complete the examination. (see due date). Extra Credit- 5 extra points will be added to your final if you 1) complete the course evaluation and 2) prepare a ¾ page bullet list of what you learned from the course that you think will help you in your chosen major. This list needs to be submitted through the course assignments section of Blackboard. Online zes & Videos Each Chapter has a great introductory video giving you a good overview before reading. (Please see homepage for weblink). The first 3 online chapter quizzes must be completed by midnight July 16th The second 3 online chapter quizzes must be completed by midnight July 20 nd. The third 3 online quizzes must be completed by midnight July 25th. The fourth 3 online quizzes must be completed by midnight August 3rd You may take each of the quizzes up to a maximum of two times and the highest grade will be recorded. average grade will be calculated by taking the sum of the total number of questions you got correct on each of the quizzes by the total number of questions on the quizzes. Grade Weightings AA Paper 10% - Due July 23 th Powerpoint Research Paper 15% -Due July 30 th s 25% -Due as indicated Online Average -25%-Due as indicated Final Examination -25%- Must be completed by midnight-august 14th. Extra Credit assignment due by midnight August 12 th Policy As to Late Papers. Five points will be deducted for each 24 hour weekday period that your assignment is late not counting weekends.
5 Live Text LiveText is the data management system used by the Perkins College of Education for program improvement and accreditation. All students are required to purchase a LiveText account, either through the University Bookstore or at This is a one-time purchase, and the account will be used throughout your program. Required program assignments must be submitted through LiveText. Successful completion of the course and program are dependent on submission of all required LiveText assignments. V. Tenative Course Outline/Calendar Date Reading Activity July 14 th Class Begins July 15 th Orientation to Class and Assignments- via Collaborate Video Link July 16 th Inaba Chapter 1-History Watch Chapter 1 Video Answer Chapter 1 Chapter 1 July 17 Inaba Chapter 2-Effects Watch Chapter 2 Video Answer Chapter 2 Chapter 2 Powerpoint Research Paper Topic Selected July 20 Inaba Chapter 3-Uppers Watch Chapter 3 Video Answer Chapter 3 All 3 Discussion Questions Completed by Midnight July 21 Inaba Chapter 4-Downers Watch Chapter 4 Video Chapter 3 All 3 Chapter zes completed by midnight. Chapter 4
6 Answer Chapter 4 July 22 Inaba Chapter 5-Alcohol Watch Chapter 5 Video Answer Chapter 5 Chapter 5 July 23 AA Paper Due AA Paper Due AA Paper Due July 24th Inaba Chapter 6-All Arounders Watch Chapter 6 Video Answer Chapter 6 All 3 Discussion Questions Completed by midnight. July 27 Inaba Chapter 8-Prevention Watch Chapter 8 Video Answer Chapter 8 July 28 th Inaba Chapter 9- Treatment Watch Chapter 9 Video Answer Chapter 9 July 29 th Inaba Chapter 7 Other Addictions Watch Chapter 7 Video Answer Chapter 7 All 3 Discussion Questions Completed by midnight Chapter 6 All 3 Chapter zes competed by midnight Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 7 All 3 chapter quizzes completed by midnight July 30th July 31 th and Aug 3 Powerpoint Paper Due by midnight Powerpoint Paper Due by Midnight Inaba Chapter 10 Mental Health Watch Chapter 10 Video Powerpoint Paper Due by midnight. Chapter 10
7 Aug 4 th Aug 5, 6 and 7th Last chance for at least partial credit for late discussion questions Sharon Weigscheider-Cruse (Another Chance Text) Treatment and Relapse (pages 27-76, ) Family and Substance Abuse (89-137) Family system: =02oi4UOqOF8 Adult Children and Professional Co-depenency ( ) Answer Chapter 10 Answer Discussion Questions Treatment- Relapse Family and Substance Abuse All 3 module quizzes completed by midnight August 2rd August 10,11, Review Review Review August 12th Extra Credit Assignment due by Midnight August 13,14 Final Exam must be done by Midnight August 14 th Final Exam must be done by midnight August 14 h Final Exam (3 hoursonline) VI Readings (Required and recommended including texts, websites, articles) Textbooks Uppers, Downers, and All Arounders. Inaba & Cohen, 7 th Edition. Another Chance: New Hope and Health for the Alcoholic Family. Sharon Wegsheider- Cruse., Second Edition. Please see calendar for reading assignments.
8 VII Course Evaluations Near the conclusion of each semester, students in the College of Education electronically evaluate courses taken within the COE. Evaluation data is used for a variety of important purposes including: 1. Course and program improvement, planning, and accreditation; 2. Instruction evaluation purposes; and 3. Making decisions on faculty tenure, promotion, pay, and retention. As you evaluate this course, please be thoughtful, thorough, and accurate in completing the evaluation. Please know that the COE faculty is committed to excellence in teaching and continued improvement. Therefore, your response is critical! In the College of Education, the course evaluation process has been simplified and is completed electronically through MySFA. Although the instructor will be able to view the names of students who complete the survey, all ratings and comments are confidential and anonymous, and will not be available to the instructor until after final grades are posted. VIII. Student Ethics and Other Policy Information: Students with Disabilities To obtain disability related accommodations and/or auxiliary aids, students with disabilities must contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS), Human Services Building, Room 325, (936) / (936) (TDD) as early as possible in the semester. Once verified, ODS will notify the course instructor and outline the accommodation and/or auxiliary aids to be provided. Academic Honesty It is the policy of Stephen F. Austin State University that academic dishonesty is a completely unacceptable mode of conduct and will not be tolerated in any form. All persons involved in academic dishonesty will be disciplined in accordance with University regulations and procedures. Discipline may include suspension or expulsion from the University. (see Academic Integrity A-9.1) IX. Other Relevant Course Information:
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