1 PC6900 Substance Abuse Counseling Provost Fall 2011 Session II 1 Argosy University, Chicago MA Community Counseling PC6900 Substance Abuse Counseling Fall Semester Session II CRN FACULTY Name: Kent B. Provost, Ph. D. Phone Number: (Please communicate by ) Office Hours: Tues: 4:00pm 6:00pm Thurs: 3:30pm 5:30pm (Wednesdays and Fridays by arrangement) IN-PERSON MEETING DATES November 4 th, 5 th, 6 th (Rm TBD) Friday 6pm-9pm Saturday 9am-6pm Please Note the Non-Traditional Scheduled Meeting Times. This is due to the Commencement Ceremonies on November 6 th 9am-12noon. Sunday 1pm-5pm (Late Start) December 2 nd, 3 rd, 4 th Friday 6pm-9pm Saturday 9am-6pm Sunday 9am-5pm Course length: 7.5 Weeks Contact Hours: 45 Hours Credit Value: 3.0 Technology Requirements: REQUIRED TEXTS: Capuzzi & Stauffer (2008). Foundations of addictions counseling. Boston, MA: Pearson/Allyn and Bacon. ISBN-13: , or ISBN-10: (Please note that there may be a newer edition through ACA bookstore available now for this book. I will send you an ASAP when I find out for sure.) Inaba & Cohen (2007). Uppers, downers, all arounders: Physical and mental effects of psychoactive drugs (6 th Ed.). Medford, OR: CNS Productions, Inc. ISBN: Recommended Book: Miller & Rollnick (2002). Motivational interviewing: Preparing people for change (2 nd Ed.). New York, NY: The Guilford Press. ISBN:
2 PC6900 Substance Abuse Counseling Provost Fall 2011 Session II 2 MASTER OF ARTS IN COMMUNITY COUNSEING MISSION STATEMENT The mission of the Master of Arts in Community Counseling program at Argosy University in Chicago is to create a learning environment that promotes academic excellence, professional competence, and personal integrity. This mission is achieved through a curriculum that integrates counseling skills, theoretical foundations of counseling, and clinical field experience into appropriate interaction and intervention skills for utilization in a variety of settings with diverse client populations. We serve a diverse student body from urban, suburban, and rural areas who are intrinsically motivated to help others. The program actively engages faculty and students in the preparation of counselors who meet the needs of diverse communities. The purpose of the Master of Arts in Community Counseling program is to deliver the core learning experiences established by academic program accreditation and the licensure board of the State of Illinois to assure that students completing the program are competent, ethical counselors prepared for post-graduate positions and professional counseling licensure. COURSE DESCRIPTION Through relevant readings, theoretical research and application, assignments and class discussion this course will explore the essential elements of substance abuse assessment, diagnosis and treatment. Topics will include substances of abuse, counter transference issues, common defense mechanisms, theoretical models of treatment, co-morbid disorders, self-help groups in recovery, relapse prevention, treatment of culturally diverse populations and child/family issues. COURSE DELIVERY FORMAT This course has class meetings scheduled on weekends and is web-augmented with a weekly online component found at This online component is meant to supplement the content delivered in the face-to-face meetings and provides weekly instructional contact with the instructor of this course. Students can expect weekly reading assignments and online discussion questions that offer opportunities to interact with fellow students and course faculty, as well as opportunities to engage with faculty and other students around activities meant to deepen and enhance the learning experience. In addition, the faculty may use the web-based learning environment to provide supplemental resources and reading material. The course will be available online to students one week prior to the beginning of the term. For questions pertaining to the online format, please refer to the registration bulletin. TECHNOLOGY:
3 PC6900 Substance Abuse Counseling Provost Fall 2011 Session II 3 PROGRAM OUTCOMES The program outcomes, one to eight, of our Master of Arts in Community Counseling program are rooted in the CACREP standards. Program Outcomes 9 & 10 are Argosy University s designed learning outcomes across programs. Program Outcome One: Professional Identity Competency 1. Understand and value all aspects of professional functioning, including history, roles, organizational structures, ethics, legalities, standards, and credentialing. Program Outcome Two: Social and Cultural Diversity Competency 1. Apply core theory and research regarding the cultural context of relationships, including current issues and trends in a multicultural and diverse society, to the practice of professional counseling. Program Outcome Three: Human Growth and Development Competency 1. Apply core theory and research regarding the nature and needs of individuals at all developmental levels to their work as professional counselors. Program Outcome Four: Career Development Competency 1. Apply core theory and research pertaining to career development, the psychology of work, and related life factors to the practice of professional counseling. Program Outcome Five: Helping Relationships Competency 1. Exhibit the knowledge base and skills needed to ethically and effectively deliver a range of professional counseling and consultation services. Program Outcome Six: Group Work Competency 1. Understand the theoretical and experiential foundations of group purpose, development, and dynamics and will apply group counseling methods and skills to the practice of professional counseling. Program Outcome Seven: Assessment Competency 1. Understand principles of testing and measurement and will apply both individual and group methods of assessment and evaluation to their work as professional counselors. Program Outcome Eight: Research and Program Evaluation Competency 1. Understand how research methods, statistical analysis, needs assessment, and program evaluation are conducted and the role of these practices in the counseling profession. Program Outcome Nine: Communication Skills Competency 1. Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing. Program Outcome Ten: Interpersonal Effectiveness (IE) Competency 1. Develop and improve positive relationship skills via effective communication, respect for others, appreciation of diversity and cultural sensitivity, and awareness of their impact on others.
4 PC6900 Substance Abuse Counseling Provost Fall 2011 Session II 4 COURSE OBJECTIVES Each learning objective in this syllabus is tied to the program outcomes, and each program outcome corresponds to a specific CACREP standard, which is delineated by numeric representation, i.e. CACREP Section II.K.2.a as II.K.2a; or a specific Community Counseling Program standard as CC-A7. At the end of the course students will be able to: 1. Describe basic principles and theories underlying assessment and treatment of those affected by substance abuse disorders (II. K.7h., CC- B1, C3, & C4 ). 2. Identify various classifications of substances of abuse, and their effects on clients behavior, mental and physical health, and implications for diagnosis, provision of counseling treatments, and other service needs (II.K. 7g, 7h; CC-B1, C1, C2, & C4). 3. Identify issues of substance abuse treatment with particular emphasis on issues of cultural diversity (II. K.2b, 2c, & CC-A5,& C2). 4. Identify and manage ethical and legal issues involved when working with substance abuse clients (II.K.5g, & CC- A4). 5. Understand and apply different treatment modalities and resources available in the community in the treatment of substance abusers (II.K.1c, K5e, 5f; CC-C2, & C7). 6. Understand the historical development and current trend of substance abuse counseling with regard to the impact of historical, philosophical, societal, cultural, economic, and political factors on such development (CC-A1). 7. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of promoting clients self-help efforts as well their utilization of community resources in the treatment and recovery process (CC- C3). 8. Be able to refer clients for social services involved with the community and advocate for clients to gain access to appropriate and necessary resources to facilitate treatment and post-treatment support (CC-C6). 9. Apply the general principles in community intervention, consultation, education, and outreach in assisting substance abusers and their families or primary care takers (CC- B4).
5 PC6900 Substance Abuse Counseling Provost Fall 2011 Session II 5 CLASS POLICIES AND EXPECTATIONS University Attendance Policy Students are expected to engage in weekly academic activity by attending classes and/or participating in the online portion of a course. Academic activity is defined by (a) attending a face-to-face course, (b) posting a substantive response in a discussion section of the online classroom, (c) engaging in online tutorials, (d) submitting an assignment either in-person or via the online classroom, or (e) taking an exam. Students who do not have any academic activity for 14 consecutive days, either online or class meetings, will be administratively withdrawn from the course and may be administratively withdrawn from the University. Online and blended courses start on the first day of the semester or session. A student who does not participate in the course prior to the Add/Drop date for the session, and has not submitted an official Add/Drop Form, will be dropped from the course automatically and receive a refund based on the applicable Argosy University refund policy. The add/drop period usually ends the first week or 7 days of the term for 7.5 week courses, and the first 10 days of the semesgter for 15 week classes. Attendance is not equivalent to participation. Student grades will be impacted by the frequency and quality of participation in class, whether face-to-face or online, consistent with the requirements of the particular course and as outlined in the course syllabus. The last day of attendance is based on the student s last academic related activity in the classroom. In blended courses(those consisting of in-residence and online components), students missing equal to or greater than 30% of face-to-face and online instruction time, or two or more weeks of no online participation will receive an automatic F grade in the course Department Attendance policies Students are expected to be punctual to all classes and practicum. Absences should occur only for such urgent reasons as ill health or critical emergency. Whenever possible, students should notify the faculty of these absences in advance. Excessive late arrivals or absences, regardless of the reason, may jeopardize a student s academic standing. Attendance in all blended (weekend) and evening face-to-face class meetings is required. A student who cumulatively misses three (3) hours of class will receive a reduction of the final grade unless the student successfully completes additional work with the instructor s consent. A student who misses six (6) or more hours of on-campus class will be required to withdraw from the course. Exceptions may be made in extreme situations and on a case by case basis in the event of severe illness, critical emergency or family crisis. Documentation of these events
6 PC6900 Substance Abuse Counseling Provost Fall 2011 Session II 6 must be submitted to the instructor (i.e. a doctor s note, etc.). Additional work will be assigned in lieu of mandatory withdrawal. A student who misses 9 or more hours of either on-campus class meeting time, or 2 or more weeks of online participation, or a combination of both online and in class time, will receive an F grade automatically. Department Online participation & Attendance Policies Students are expected to complete weekly reading and online assignments. Online components of the course begin as the term begins. Timely online participation is a form of class attendance. Student financial aid may be affected by when a student last participates online. Two weeks of absences, either online or on ground, will lead to automatic withdrawal from the class. Students can only take online courses with the Program Chair s approval, which can only be granted for irresolvable schedule conflict and possible delay of graduation. Instructional Contact Hours/Credit Students can expect 15 hours of instructional engagement for every 1 semester credit hour of a course. Instructional engagement activities include lectures, presentations, discussions, group-work, and other activities that would normally occur during class time. Instructional engagement activities may occur in a face-to-face meeting, or in the eclassroom. In addition to instructional engagement, students can expect to complete 30 hours of outside work for every 1 semester credit hour of a course. Outside work includes preparing for and completing readings and assignments. Such outside work includes, but is not limited to, all research associated with completing assignments, work with others to complete a group project, participation in tutorials, labs, simulations and other electronic activities that are not a part of the instructional engagement, as well as any activities related to preparation for instructional engagement. At least an equivalent amount of work as required in paragraph above shall be applied for other academic activities as established by the institution, including laboratory work, internships, practica, studio work, and other academic work leading to the award of credit hours. COURSE ASSIGNMENTS: WEEKLY PAPERS (3 x 20 = 60 POINTS): Students will be assigned Four (4) weekly papers during the course. Most of these papers will be related to a Personal Project Challenge. Students will be given an opportunity to self-select a special minimum four (4) week personal challenge. This personal challenge will be to quit
7 PC6900 Substance Abuse Counseling Provost Fall 2011 Session II 7 something during the duration of this class. Specifics of this assignment will be presented in your Paper #1 Assignment. Students will write a Minimum Two (2) Full Page weekly reflection paper for each of these assignments (see Weekly Paper Template in ecollege under DocSharing.) Please see the Weekly Course Schedule for specific due dates. Paper Assignment Instructions will be posted through ecollege. WEEKLY ON-LINE DISCUSSION THREADS (5 x 20 = 100 POINTS): In addition to the Introduction Discussion Thread, every student in class will be a sponsor and a sponsee with one of your class peers. You are required to have at least Two (2) different weekly check-ins/communications related to your special project listed above through your private discussion thread. (Strong Recommendation is to have these threads on Tuesdays and Thursdays.) You will have a different peer as your sponsor than the peer you are sponsoring. You will have at least Four (4) weeks for this opportunity and supporting/supportive experience. All Discussion Threads Must be Completed by Friday, Midnight of That Scheduled Week! GROUP ASSIGNMENTS (3 x 10 = 30 POINTS): Learning from each other is important and students will be given three, ten point, self-learning activities to share in their selected small groups. Handout materials of the selected information will be due by Midnight on Wednesday November 30 th. GROUP PRESENTATIONS (60 POINTS): There will be Four (4) major Group Presentations for our final in-class weekend meeting. Each of the classes four groups will be assigned a specific Drug Category to explore and present to the class. These presentations will be for no more than 1.5 Hours in length. These group assignments will be determined by the end of Saturday of the classes first face-to-face meeting. Contributions of each team member must be evident. Members of the team may not necessarily receive the same grade as their group peers. Be vivid and creative in your presentation format (e.g., role-plays and live demonstrations, Power Point presentations, video clips, poster sessions, etc.). These presentations will be held during the course of the final face-to-face weekend. Up to an Hour will be allocated per presentation. All PowerPoint and other electronic materials must be submitted through ecollege by Midnight Wednesday November 30 th, including a Bibliography of references. COMMUNITY IMMERSION PROJECT (100 POINTS) Students will be required to take part in one professional development experience outside of class. A paper documenting this experience will be submitted, minimum four (4) written pages, including the student s personal reactions. Every student will be required to visit a minimum of two Open 12-step meetings. Students will be graded on verification of their attendance and thoroughness of the written report (see attached rubric for grading). At least Three non-textbook references are required to be incorporated in your written paper. APA format is required (including a title page, main written section and reference pages). This Final Project Paper will be due by Midnight, Sunday, 12/11/2011.
8 PC6900 Substance Abuse Counseling Provost Fall 2011 Session II 8 Assignments Score Summary Weekly Papers (3 x 20) 60 Weekly Discussion Threads (5 x 20) 100 Intra-Group Assignments (3 x 10) 30 Inter-Group Presentations 60 Community Immersion Project 100 TOTAL 350 GRADING SCALE: 93 to 100% = A 90 to 92.9% = A- 88 to 89.9% = B+ 83 to 87.9% = B 80 to 82.9% = B- 78 to 79.9% = C+ 73 to 77.9 = C 70 to 72.9 = C & below = F ***Incomplete and Incomplete in Progress: Only due to extenuating circumstances, and only if at least 67% of the course requirements have been completed, can a student be given a grade of I or IP by the instructor s discretion. A student who receives an I will need to complete the remaining course requirements within 10 days after the end of semester. A student in this situation can also be granted an IP ( Incomplete in Progress ) if the instructor perceives student s difficulties in completing all the work within ten days after the semester ends. In this case, the student will need to fulfill all the course requirements by the end of the following semester. An I or IP will automatically change to an F grade if it is not made up by the required completion date.
9 PC6900 Substance Abuse Counseling Provost Fall 2011 Session II 9 TENTATIVE COURSE OUTLINE AND ASSIGNMENT SCHEDULE Week 1 10/27 Week 2 10/31 Week 3 11/07 Week 4 11/14 Topics Reading Assignments Due Dates Discussion Paper #1 Due (TBD) Thread Intro; Midnight, Paper #1 Quit Tues 11/01 Project Information History, Types of Addictions, Professional & Ethical Issues, Assessment and Diagnosis, Stages of Change, Motivational Interviewing, 12-Step Model, Biases Making a Change and other interesting tidbits Motivational Interviewing Integration C & S Chpts 1-6, 11, 12 Stages of Change Handout MI Handouts In-class Paired Discussion Threads 1; Paper #2 Self and Other Assessment Paired Discussion Threads 2 In-Class: 11/4-11/6 Fri: 6p 9p Sat: 9a 6p Sun: 1p 5p Paper #2 Due Midnight, Sun 11/13 (No Assignment Due Attend Meetings) Week 5 11/21 Week 6 11/28 Community Project Attend Meetings Drugs and Drug Classifications, Diverse Population Issues, Other Psychotherapy Approaches, Cooccurring Disorders,, Maintenance and Relapse Prevention, Community Services and Advocacy Efforts (Own Research related to Community Project) C & S Chpts 7-10, I & C Chpts 8-10 Paired Discussion Threads 3; Intra-Group Presentations handouts; Inter-Group Class Presentations PowerPoint & Bibliography Paired Discussion Threads 4; In-Class Group Assignments and Group Presentation Handouts Due by Midnight, Wed 11/30 Including Bibliography In-Class 12/02-12/04 Fri: 6p 9p Sat: 9a 6p Sun: 9a 5p
10 PC6900 Substance Abuse Counseling Provost Fall 2011 Session II 10 Week 7 12/05 Community Advocacy and Awareness/Immersion; Final Bridge Week (Minimum of three additional references) Paper #3 Final Assessment, MI Challenges; Final Immersion Paper Paper #3 Due Midnight, Sun 12/11; Community Immersion Paper Due Tues 12/13 Week 8 12/12
11 PC6900 Substance Abuse Counseling Provost Fall 2011 Session II 11 UNIVERSITY POLICIES AND STATEMENTS Use of Technology in Class Argosy University encourages the use of technology throughout the curriculum. This course uses the following: Audio tape recorder, TV/VCR. Students are strongly encouraged to retain a copy of the syllabus for the future in the event that documentation of coursework in needed for licensure. LIBRARY All resources in Argosy University s online collection are available through the Internet. The campus librarian will provide students with links, user IDs, and passwords. Library Resources: Argosy University s core online collection features nearly 21,000 full-text journals and 23,000 electronic books and other content covering all academic subject areas including Business & Economics, Career & General Education, Computers, Engineering & Applied Science, Humanities, Science, Medicine & Allied Health, and Social & Behavior Sciences. Many titles are directly accessible through the Online Public Access Catalog at Detailed descriptions of online resources are located at In addition to online resources, Argosy University s onsite collections contain a wealth of subject-specific research materials searchable in the Online Public Access Catalog. Catalog searching is easily limited to individual campus collections. Alternatively, students can search combined collections of all Argosy University Libraries. Students are encouraged to seek research and reference assistance from campus librarians. Information Literacy: Argosy University s Information Literacy Tutorial was developed to teach students fundamental and transferable research skills. The tutorial consists of five modules where students learn to select sources appropriate for academic-level research, search periodical indexes and search engines, and evaluate and cite information. In the tutorial, students study concepts and practice them through interactions. At the conclusion of each module, they can test their comprehension and receive immediate feedback. Each module takes less than 20 minutes to complete. Please view the tutorial at Academic Policies Academic Dishonesty/Plagiarism: In an effort to foster a spirit of honesty and integrity during the learning process, Argosy University requires that the submission of all course assignments represent the original work produced by that student. All sources must be documented through normal scholarly references/citations and all work must be submitted using the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5 th Edition (2001). Washington DC: American Psychological Association (APA) format. Please refer to Appendix A in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5 th Edition for thesis and paper format. Students are encouraged to purchase this manual (required in some courses) and become
12 PC6900 Substance Abuse Counseling Provost Fall 2011 Session II 12 familiar with its content as well as consult the Argosy University catalog for further information regarding academic dishonesty and plagiarism. Scholarly writing: The faculty at Argosy University is dedicated to providing a learning environment that supports scholarly and ethical writing, free from academic dishonesty and plagiarism. This includes the proper and appropriate referencing of all sources. You may be asked to submit your course assignments through Turnitin, ( an online resource established to help educators develop writing/research skills and detect potential cases of academic dishonesty. Turnitin compares submitted papers to billions of pages of content and provides a comparison report to your instructor. This comparison detects papers that share common information and duplicative language. Americans with Disabilities Act Policy It is the policy of Argosy University to make reasonable accommodations for qualified students with disabilities, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If a student with disabilities needs accommodations, the student must notify the Director of Student Services. Procedures for documenting student disability and the development of reasonable accommodations will be provided to the student upon request. Students will be notified by the Director of Student Services when each request for accommodation is approved or denied in writing via a designated form. To receive accommodation in class, it is the student s responsibility to present the form (at his or her discretion) to the instructor. In an effort to protect student privacy, the Department of Student Services will not discuss the accommodation needs of any student with instructors. Faculty may not make accommodations for individuals who have not been approved in this manner. The Argosy University Statement Regarding Diversity Argosy University prepares students to serve populations with diverse social, ethnic, economic, and educational experiences. Both the academic and training curricula are designed to provide an environment in which students can develop the skills and attitudes essential to working with people from a wide range of backgrounds.