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Course : Addictions: Research and Practice

Course Number
PSYC 5273
Section Number
201
Semester
Spring 2021
Location
Prothro-Yeager Hall, 102
Professor
Dr. Don Knox
Days & Times
Final Exam Day/Time
Monday, April 26, 2021 12:00 am

Course Outcome Competencies: By the conclusion of the course, the student will understand and will be able to:

·           Recognize all major concepts regarding substance abuse issues, assessment and treatment

·           Recognize all major concepts regarding sex addiction including pornography addiction.

·           Recognize all major concepts regarding gambling addiction.

·           Recognize all major concepts regarding eating addiction.

·           Recognize all major concepts regarding Internet and gaming addiction.

·           Recognize the major classes of drugs and their effects.

·           Use knowledge gained in class to discuss the models of addiction.

·           Be familiar with and understand assessment and treatment approaches of addictions counseling.

·           Become familiar with various resources on the internet related to abuse/addictions issues.

·           This course requires privacy of the students and the people you may observe.

 

Course Outcome Competencies: By the conclusion of the course, the student will understand and will be able to:

·           Recognize all major concepts regarding substance abuse issues, assessment and treatment

·           Recognize all major concepts regarding sex addiction including pornography addiction.

·           Recognize all major concepts regarding gambling addiction.

·           Recognize all major concepts regarding eating addiction.

·           Recognize all major concepts regarding Internet and gaming addiction.

·           Recognize the major classes of drugs and their effects.

·           Use knowledge gained in class to discuss the models of addiction.

·           Be familiar with and understand assessment and treatment approaches of addictions counseling.

·           Become familiar with various resources on the internet related to abuse/addictions issues.

·           This course requires privacy of the students and the people you may observe.

 

Exams: midterm and final 200 points each = 400 total

These are m/c and essay type exams.  You are required to know the definition section of the Texas SAC Code

Midterm: approximately week 7/8; Final: Week 15/16

 

Writing Assignment:  Choice 1 = 250 points Choice 2 = 100 points

            Your choice of a writing assignment:

           

First writing option is and to be eligible for a grade of “A” – a research based paper will be required.  10 page minimum, not including reference page, abstract or title page.  These items are required but not part of the minimum requirement.  One page = 350 words – I will check words and not pages. (250 points)

           

The other writing option: 5 case studies – each case is at a minimum of two pages (see page/word count definition above).  These reviews will include a professional critique of the research and findings and application of the material. (100 points).  These Case Studies are in addition to the Case studies below.

 

 

Case Studies – 200 points  case studies using different schools of counseling. You will use the treatment planner (Jongsma) as your guide.  I will provide case studies and you will set up the treatment pan based upon a particular school of counseling.  Each case study is worth 50 points.

 

Observations: 150 points

 

Going to two 12-step meetings (Recovery Center has several) (both 75 points each)

AA/NA

Point totals:

Each test is worth 200 points (400 points for 2 tests)

 

2 12-steps (150 points)

 

One paper – 250 points (really 11~%)

 

Case Studies 200 points (50 points each)

The University has a standard grade scale:

A = 90-100, B = 80-89, C = 70-79, D = 60-69, F= below 60, W = Withdrawal, WP = withdrew passing, WF = withdrew failing, I = incomplete.


 

Standard from catalog

Not allowed

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

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