SAC 290 : Substance Abuse Counseling Practicum I
This two credit course was designed as an intensive learning experience aimed at bridging the gap between the academic knowledge imparted through the core courses and the hands-on experience of the field practicum. Participants meet with advisor to secure an appropriate placement needed for accruing hands-on experience hours. Students will engage in the use of role play in the classroom as a means of supervision and to enhance clinical skills. Students are required to accumulate 50 hours of the necessary 300 hours of experience needed at their designated placement. Prerequisite(s): PSY 101 and PSY 281. 0.6 lecture hours per week. (Ethics: 2.5 hours of the required 10 hours needed for CADAC).
Upon completion of the course students will be able to: 1. Demonstrate an understanding of the clients with whom they prefer to work 2. Identify their strengths and weaknesses that may have an effect on their practicum 3. Secure a placement for practicum 4. Form rapport with clients 5. Identify problems in the field and demonstrate effective use of supervision through class/team discussions 6. Develop skills needed to complete intakes, assessments and treatment plan goals for the client.