2014 - 2015 Catalog
Course Descriptions for DAAC

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DAAC 1304 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Pharmacology of Addiction
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Psychological, physiological, and sociological effects of mood altering substances and behaviors and their implications for the addiction process are discussed. Emphasis on pharmacological effects of tolerance, dependency/withdrawal, cross addiction, and drug addiction. (3 Lec.)


DAAC 1311 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Counseling Theories
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to major theories of various treatment modalities including Reality Therapy, Psycho-dynamic, grief therapy, Client-centered therapy, Rational-Emotive Therapy, Cognitive-behavioral approaches such as life skills training, behavior modification, and the introduction to experimental therapies as they relate to detoxification, residential, outpatient, and extended treatment. Ethical issues will be reviewed. (3 Lec.)


DAAC 1319 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Introduction to Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: This course will focus on special skills and techniques in the application of counseling skills for the Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) client. Design and utilization of treatment planning using a treatment team approach will be introduced. Confidentiality and ethical issues will be reviewed and practiced. (3 Lec.)


DAAC 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Special Topics in Alcohol/Drug Abuse Counseling
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behavior pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec.)


DAAC 2307 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Addicted Family Intervention
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: The family as a dynamic system focusing on the effects of addiction on family roles, rules, and behavior patterns. Includes the effects of mood altering substances, behaviors, and therapeutic alternatives as they relate to the family from a multicultural and transgenerational perspective. (3 Lec.)


DAAC 2330 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Multicultural Counseling
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Characteristics of minorities and diverse populations encountered by counselors. Includes issues among those groups which affect the counseling process. (3 Lec.)


DAAC 2341 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Counseling Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Special skills and techniques in the application of counseling skills for the Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) client. Development and utilization of advanced treatment planning and management. Includes review of confidentiality and ethical issues. (3 Lec.)


DAAC 2343 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Current Issues
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Current issues in addiction counseling. Includes special populations, dual diagnosis, ethics, gambling, and infectious diseases associated with addiction counseling. This course may be repeated for credit. (3 Lec.)


DAAC 2366 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Practicum (or Field Experience) - Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: DAAC 1304, DAAC 2307, DAAC 1311, DAAC 2341, DAAC 2343, SCWK 1305, and SCWK 2301.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. This is a work-based learning experience that helps students gain practical experience, enhanced skills, and integrated knowledge in the discipline. Direct supervision will be provided by a clinical professional. A roundtable seminar is mandatory. (21 Ext.)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.