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. (Ethics: 2.5 hours of the required 10 hours needed for CADAC). Fall, Spring


PSY 101 and PSY 281. 0.6 lecture hours per week.
    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.





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