SRJC Course Outlines

11/13/2019 4:11:04 AMAJ 71 Course Outline as of Fall 2009

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  AJ 71Title:  CORRECT.INTERVW/COUNS.  
Full Title:  Correctional Interviewing & Counseling
Last Reviewed:11/23/2015

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
Untitled document
This course is an introduction to the techniques in counseling and interviewing used by practitioners in the corrections system.  The student will examine and apply appropriate theories and techniques used by correctional employees when interviewing or counseling a client.  

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
This course is an introduction to the techniques in counseling and interviewing used by practitioners in the corrections system.  The student will examine and apply appropriate theories and techniques used by correctional employees when interviewing or counseling a client.  
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
Untitled document
Upon completion of the course, the student will:
1.  Identify and contrast counseling techniques associated with substance abuse and addiction.
2.  Identify professional and ethical demeanor associated with correctional counseling and interviewing.
3.  Identify legal issues associated with adult and juvenile interviewing.
4.  Identify mental and behavior disorders that affect interview and counseling.
5.  Demonstrate an understanding of awareness of cultural differences.
6.  Demonstrate an understanding of documentation of confidentiality.
7.  Identify potential communication barriers to interviewing.  

Topics and Scope
Untitled document
I.  Contemporary theories and modalities
    A.  Sociological theories
    B.  Psychological theories
    C.  Biosocial theories
    D.  Models of addiction
         1.  Overview
          2.  Alcohol
         3.  Substance abuse      
    E.  Identifying and assessing substance abusers
    F.  Identification and assessing mental and behavioral disorders
    G.  Development of a treatment plan
    H.  Small and large group counseling techniques
II.  Interviewing   
     A.  Goals   
     B.  Listening skills  
     C.  Communication barriers
    D.  Establishing rapport
    E.  Professional and ethical demeanor
    F. Cultural Diversity  
          1.  Ethnic
         2.  Gender
         3.  Cultural awareness   
     G.  Legal aspects of interviewing
         1.  Admissiblility
         2.  Confidentiality
    H.  Safety strategies during counseling and interviewing
III.  Documentation
    A.  Note taking strategies
         1.  Separation of individuals
         2.  Appropriate summarizing
         3.  Reconfirming important aspects
    B.  Visual versus invisible recording methods
    C.  Principles of effective writing reports, correspondence, and records
    D.  Legal aspects of documentation
         1.  Confidentiality
         2.  Admissibility  

Assignments:
Untitled document
1. Case studies evaluating strategies and techniques for interviewing and counseling in the correctional system.
2. Small group discussion and activities applying interviewing and counseling techniques.
3. Writing interview and counseling notes, practice interview and counseling documentatin.
4. Read 15-30 pages per week.
5. Weekly quizzes, mid-term and final exam  

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
25 - 35%
Essays, in-class practice of interview note taking and documentation
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 30%
Case studies, scenarios
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Weekly quizzes, mid-term and final examination
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
15 - 25%
In-class practice of interviews and counseling


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
Untitled document
1. Corrections Interviewing and Counseling, Walsh, A., American Corrections      
Association, current edition
2. Correctional Counseling and Rehabilitation, Lester, D., Braswell, M.,  and Van Voorhis, P. Anderson Publishing: current edition
3. Correctional Counseling and Treatment, Kratcoski, P. C., Waveland Press: current edition
4. Correctional Assessment, Casework and Counseling, Walsh, A., American Correctional Association: current edition
5. Moral Benefit of Punishment: Self-Determination As A Goal of Correctional Counseling, Gill, F.D., Lexington Books: current edition  

Print PDF