SRJC Course Outlines

3/7/2021 5:37:48 PMCOUN 94 Course Outline as of Fall 2021

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  COUN 94Title:  INTRO TO CRISIS COUNSEL  
Full Title:  Introduction to Crisis Counseling
Last Reviewed:4/25/2016

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 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:  GUID 201

Catalog Description:
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Students will study and practice techniques used for intervention and crisis counseling, intake interviewing and referral. Participants will learn and practice skills in attentive listening, recognizing and responding to different levels of client communication.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and Course Completion of COUN 90 and COUN 74 and PSYCH 1A

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Students will study and practice techniques used for intervention and crisis counseling, intake interviewing and referral. Participants will learn and practice skills in attentive listening, recognizing and responding to different levels of client communication.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and Course Completion of COUN 90 and COUN 74 and PSYCH 1A
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
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:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Describe counseling practices relevant to various crisis situations.
2.  Apply an appropriate crisis intervention model to a counseling situation.
3.  Analyze appropriate intervention methods for clients involved in
     self-inflicted harm or suicide, domestic violence and childhood abuse,
     taking into consideration the impact of coexisting mental health problems.

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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Identify and analyze the various steps used in crisis counseling.
2. Describe the elements needed in counseling individuals experiencing different types of crisis.
3. Discuss and evaluate the "miracle question" as a counseling technique.
4. Define and discuss the "cognitive keys" that underlie the crisis.
5. Demonstrate how to use observations and client responses.
6. Identify and analyze ethical and professional issues.
7.  Describe and utilize referrals as appropriate for crisis intervention.
8.  Identify the role of culture and its impact on the crisis counseling session.

Topics and Scope
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I.  An introduction to crisis counseling
    A. Crisis defined
    B. History of crisis intervention
    C. The crisis prone person
II. Conducting the crisis counseling session
    A. Developing and maintaining rapport
    B. Attending skills
    C. Identifying the problem
    D. Exploring client coping strategies
    E. Referrals and follow-up
    F. Miracle question
    G. Cognitive keys
III.When crisis becomes dangerous
     A. Suicide
     B. Managing a client who is a danger to others
     C. Psychotic breakdowns
IV.Different types of crises
     A. Crisis of loss
     B. HIV/AIDS
     C. Substance abuse
     D. Crisis of victimization
     E. Crisis of adolescence
     F. Crisis of adulthood
     G. Crisis of old age
     H. Crisis of illness and disabilities
     I.  Veteran's issues
V. Ethical and professional issues
    A. Self-awareness, transference and counter-transference
    B. Dual relationships
    C. Elder abuse
    D. Child abuse
    E. Informed consent
VI.Culture and crisis
    A. The role of cultural factors such as ethnicity and gender
    B. The role of the culturally sensitive helper

Assignments:
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1.  Textbook Reading: 30-40 pages per week
2.  0-3 exams
3.  0 - 3 textbook quizzes.
4.  3-5 written reviews of case studies.
5.  3-5 role-plays using crisis counseling terms and techniques.
6.  Final exam
7.  4-6 page term paper

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
10 - 60%
Written reviews of case studies; Client intake reports, progress reports and service plans, term paper
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 35%
Role-playing
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 40%
Essay; Quizzes; Final
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 25%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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A Guide to Crisis Intervention, 5th edition, K. Kanel, 2012.
Elements of Crisis Intervention-Crises and How to Respond to Them,
2nd edition, James L. Greenstone and Sharon C. Leviton, 2002 (Classic).

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