Metropolitan State University

HSCD 320 : Alcohol and Drug Counseling Pre-Practicum Seminar

A. Course Description
Credits: 1
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
This course is designed to help students evaluate their readiness, prepare for and then select a practicum site for Alcohol and Drug Counseling. Examples of course topics include: examination of personal readiness, practicum or career goals, review an array of possible practicum sites and making an appropriate selection for practicum.
B. Course Effective Dates: 05/05/2009 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Assess personal and academic readiness for Practicum, as demonstrated by meeting the prerequisites for Practicum and completing the Learning Agreement.
  2. Develop individualized Practicum goals, including: diversity and other special populations, ethics, personal growth, career plans and other interest areas, as demonstrated by the Practicum Placement Learning Agreement.
  3. Examine a wide variety of Practicum possibilities and then narrow the field of choices, as demonstrated by completion of interviews with potential Practicum sites.
  4. Make an appropriate selection(s) for Practicum(s) to begin next semester, as demonstrated by faculty approval of your Practicum site and registration for HSCD 380 (Alcohol and Drug Counseling Practicum I).
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information
Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least 24 credits of alcohol and drug counseling courses.
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