CANs List Curriculum Action Notice

From: Academic Affairs Committee Date: February 11, 1999
This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curriculum actions. Please forward any comments or concerns to Howard Iseri, Elliott Hall 213-B, ext.4701, hiseri@mnsfld.edu.
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New Course Proposal: PSY 225 - Leadership Skills (1). Catalog description: This experiential workshop-style course is intended to help student leaders develop skills for effective leadership in campus and other settings. Skills addressed include having an appropriate attitude toward leadership values and ethics, communicating as a leader, working in small groups, managing conflict, leading in diverse environments, and building commitment and coalitions.

New Program Proposal: Minor Program: Studies in Chemical Addictions Counseling. Catalog description: This 20-credit minor program prepares students for supervised experience in chemical addictions counseling. It may be taken as either a minor or a certificate program in conjunction with a variety of major programs at Mansfield. Students completing the program who want formal certification as a Chemical Addictions Counselor (CAC) are responsible for arranging their own supervised experience and completing required examinations subsequent to this academic program. Admission to the program is by approval of the Department following a review of the student's credentials and professional goal statement, and an interview with faculty.

Program requirements: PSY 300, 301, 330, 391, 446, 447, 448 (1), 449 (1). (PSY 100 is a prerequisite of PSY 300.)

New Program Proposal: Certificate Program (Undergraduate): Studies in Chemical Addictions Counseling. Catalog description and program requirements are the same as the minor program above.

New Program Proposal: Certificate Program (Graduate): Studies in Chemical Addictions Counseling. Catalog description: This 20-credit certificate program prepares students for supervised experience in chemical addictions counseling. Students completing the program who want formal certification as a Chemical Addictions Counselor (CAC) are responsible for arranging their own supervised experience and completing required examinations subsequent to this academic program. Program may be combined with Mansfield graduate program in community-clinical psychology or other graduate-level professional programs at Mansfield or other institutions. Admission is based on review of applicant's credentials, professional goals statement, and an interview with faculty.

Program requirements: PSY 502, 540, 541, 545, 546, 547, 548, 549. Some courses are offered only in the summer.

New Course Proposal: PSY 446/546 - Theory of Chemical Addictions Treatment (3). Catalog description: Provides a knowledge base and theoretical framework for supervised work experience in chemical addictions treatment. Prepares students for the Practice of Chemical Addictions Treatment course and the Chemical Addictions Certification (CAC) written examination when combined with additional studies and supervised experience. Prerequisites: PSY 301 and PSY 391, or equivalent for undergraduates; PSY 502 and 540, or equivalent for graduates: or by permission of the instructor.

New Course Proposal: PSY 447/547 - Practice of Chemical Addictions Treatment (3). Catalog description: Provides an opportunity to apply chemical addictions treatment theory to a professional practice context using the twelve core skill areas of the substance abuse counselor and current drug and alcohol licensing standards. The course will prepare participants for supervised work experience in chemical addictions treatment and for the Chemical Addictions Certification (CAC) case presentation and oral examination. Prerequisites: PSY 446 or 546.

New Course Proposal: PSY 448/548 - Chemical Addictions Counseling: Ethics and Professional Seminar (1). Catalog description: Participants will become familiar with Pennsylvania's code of ethics for Certified Addictions Counselors (CAC); will increase their understanding of ethical issues confronting addiction professionals; and will be better prepared for CAC credentialing. The code of ethics will be presented within the broader context of developing professionalism as a CAC. Prerequisites: Declaration of intent to complete certificate or minor programs or permission of instructor.

New Course Proposal: PSY 449/549 - Chemical Addictions Treatment: Current Issues (1). Catalog description: Provides and opportunity to explore and examine emerging issues and contemporary research and trends in the substance abuse field. Will contribute to preparing for initial credentialing or recertification as a Chemical Addictions Counselor (CAC). Participants will be encouraged to expand and refine their understanding of substance abuse, and to integrate the new information into their professional practice applications. Open to chemical addictions counselors (CACs) and students enrolled in one of the appropriate Mansfield addictions counseling programs, or by permission of the instructor.

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