SRJC Course Outlines

4/23/2021 4:09:32 AMHUSV 88 Course Outline as of Fall 2020

New Course (First Version)

Discipline and Nbr:  HUSV 88Title:  INTERNSHIP PRACTICUM  
Full Title:  Internship Practicum
Last Reviewed:1/27/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled1.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled26.25
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.50 Contact Total26.25
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  52.50Total Student Learning Hours: 78.75 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  39 - Total 2 Times
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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This course focuses on developing the skills and abilities of students interning at an addiction-studies related setting. Students will engage in the developmental processes of burnout prevention, treatment planning, and the twelve core functions of a certified addiction counselor.

Concurrent Enrollment in HUSV 99I; AND Course Completion of HUSV 87, AODS 90 and COUN 90

Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course focuses on developing the skills and abilities of students interning at an addiction-studies related setting. Students will engage in the developmental processes of burnout prevention, treatment planning, and the twelve core functions of a certified addiction counselor.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Concurrent Enrollment in HUSV 99I; AND Course Completion of HUSV 87, AODS 90 and COUN 90
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:39 - Total 2 Times


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2020Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1. Demonstrate knowledge of counselor practice dimensions with core functions of addiction counselors.
2. Develop understanding of the roles and responsibilities of interns and supervisors.
3. Identify ethical issues related to the addiction counselors.

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Students will be able to:
1. Identify and explain the primary functions and practice dimensions of Technical Assistance
    Publication 21 (TAP-21).
2. Understand scope of practice and the role of the intern versus that of the certified professional.
3. Practice the ethical guidelines of the helping professions, especially as they pertain to
4. Create internship peer groups that facilitate learning through discussion, role-play, and
5. Assess and evaluate the role of the supervisor in the internship experience for future
6. Identify the sources and effects of stress and burnout in the helping professions.
7. Evaluate the positive and negative aspects of the internship experience.

Topics and Scope
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I. Understanding Addiction
    A. Models and theories of addiction
    B. Social, political, economic, and cultural context
    C. Effects of psychoactive substances
    D. Co-occurring disorders
II. Treatment Knowledge
    A. Philosophies and models of treatment
    B. Family, social networks, and community systems
    C. Research and outcome data
    D. Interdisciplinary approach to addiction treatment
III. Application of TAP-21 Functions and Practices
    A. Diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders
    B. Strategies for reducing negative effects of substance use
     C. Client's stage of dependence, change, or recovery
    D. Culturally appropriate treatment services
    E. Strengths and limitations of treatment modalities
    F. Medical and pharmacological resources
    G. Insurance and health maintenance options
    H. Recognize features of crisis
    I. Methods for measuring treatment outcome
IV. Professional Readiness
    A. Diverse cultures
     B. Self-awareness
    C. Ethical and behavioral standards
    D. Ongoing supervision
     E. Continuing education
V. 12 Core Functions of Addiction Counselor
     A. Screening
    B. Intake
    C. Orientation
    D. Assessment
    E. Treatment planning
    F. Counseling
    G. Case management
    H. Crisis intervention
    I. Client education
    J. Referral
    K. Reports and record keeping
    L. Consultation
VI. Roles and Responsibilities
    A. Supervision
         1. Clarifying expectations and weekly tasks
          2. Frequency and timing of supervision
         3. Evaluation and feedback
    B. Interns
         1. Development of counselor competencies
         2. Collaborative relationships with supervisor and staff
         3. Practicing within scope
VII. Professional Responsibilities - Code of Ethics
    A. Nondiscrimination
    B. Responsibility
    C. Competence
    D. Supervision
    E. Client welfare
    F. Publication credit
    G. Confidentiality
    H. Client relationships
    I. Inter-professional relationships
    J. Societal obligations
VIII. Professional Conduct
     A. Communicating with supervisor
    B. Communicating with academic program and college
    C. Providing culturally sensitive counseling
     D. Professional boundaries
         1. Dual relationships
         2. Transference and counter-transference
IX. Self-care and helping professions
     A. Sources and effects of stress
     B. Symptoms and stages of burnout
    C. Seeking out help and resources
X. Credentialing Process for Addiction Counselors
    A. California Association for Drug/Alcohol Educators (CAADE) - Addiction Counselor
         Certification Board (ACCBC)
    B. California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)
XI. Finishing the Internship
    A. Ensuring therapeutic termination with clients
    B. Reviewing the intern's progress and areas for further growth
    C. Feedback to supervisors
    D. Letters of recommendation

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1. Participate in group discussions on topics such as supervision, quality of internship, and other
2. Submit written entries for in-class group discussions and in-class role play
3. Weekly journal entries or weekly writing assignments on topics as, professional boundaries,
    importance of applying self-care, and meeting learning objectives
4. Development of a self-care and wellness plan, which will include strategies for stress
    reduction, healthy nutrition, resources to maintain well-being
5. Develop a resume integrating skills learned during field experience and develop a cover letter
    as well as exploring career/professional websites
6. Presentation on internship experiences on topics such as analysis of roles, and responsibilities,
    case studies, and/or treatment plans
7. One to five case study(ies) outlining student's assessment, treatment
    recommendations, and plan for implementation as well as referral resources
8. Midterm exam and final

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
40 - 65%
Written journals, self-care wellness plan, professional resume, case study, and group discussion written entries
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 35%
Case study(ies), treatment plans, group discussion
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 35%
Role-playing, presentation
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 10%
Midterm exam and final
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 25%
Attendance and participation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Global Criteria: The 12 Core Functions. 7th ed. Herdman. John. John Herdman. 2018
Twelve Core Functions. 6th ed. Kulewicz, Stanley. Counselor Pubns. 2010 (classic)
Motivational Interviewing. 3rd ed. Miller, William and Rollnick, Stephen. Guilford Press. 2012 (classic)
Intervention, Treatment & Recovery, A practical guide to the TAP 21 Addiction Counseling Competencies. 2nd ed. Phelps, Lori. Kendall Hunt Publishing. 2016

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