HDFS260 3 credits
Child Abuse and Neglect
Provides basic understanding of abuse and neglect dynamics, victim and offender typology, and treatment intervention techniques for the victim as well as the offender.
Prerequisite: BT113 or WR115.
Corequisite: PSY202 or permission of instructor.
HS100 3 credits
Introduction to Human Services
Provides general introduction to the field of human services by focusing on related societal values and contemporary cultural issues. Invites students to explore their own biases, values, and beliefs as they relate to becoming professionals in the field. Builds upon this introduction to explore the human services practicum experience. Provides background and specific skills needed to research, obtain, and succeed in field placements. Course is designed to be taken during the first term of the program and is a prerequisite to any human services practicum placement.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to Human Services program.
HS115 3 credits
Client Record Management
Focuses on maintaining professional records including documenting assessments, treatment plans, chart notes and other relevant agency records. Accountability, confidentiality, and clients’ rights will be addressed.
HS152 1 credit
Provides students an experiential learning experience geared to developing an understanding of their personal stress levels. The course provides a variety of tools to develop stress management strategies.
HS155 4 credits
Interviewing Theory and Techniques
Provides theoretical background and specific techniques required for interviewing. Students will practice interviewing skills in class and receive peer and professional evaluations.
Prerequisites: HS100 and HS170.
HS170 3 credits
Introduction to Practicum
Provides background and skills needed to select and succeed in a practicum placement. It also provides information and a foundation for employment in the human services field by helping students develop information and contacts with community agencies.
Prerequisites: Acceptance to the Human Services program and WR121.
HS175 1 credit
Ethics for Counselors
Prepares students for ethical decision making in the human services field. Includes study of selected professional codes of ethics. Case studies will be used for additional practices and integration.
Prerequisites: Acceptance to the Human Services program and HS100.
HS199 13 credits
Special Studies: Human Services
Presents special topics in human services including, but not limited to, adult children of trauma, drug and alcohol abuse among the elderly, client record management, and eating disorders.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Human Services program.
HS201 3 credits
Explores the dynamics of family systems, examining family tasks and strategies with a focus on both traditional and alternative pathways. Studies a variety of approaches to managing and coping with the stressors of family life in contemporary society.
Prerequisites: HS155, PSY201 and PSY202.
HS202 3 credits
Counseling the Chemically Dependent Client I
Designed to prepare students for entry into alcohol and drug abuse counseling. Designed to develop competency in a broad variety of addiction counselor task areas. Students are prepared to qualify for state testing as certified alcohol and drug abuse counselors. Exposes students to tasks, skills, and attitudes expected to build the competencies that form the basis for counselor functioning. Focuses on basic counseling processes, examination of variables that impact counseling work, and legal and ethical issues. Includes an overview of addictions and addict dynamics. Examines disease and denial dynamics, codependency, relapse and intervention processes, and models and theories of addiction. Provides an overview of the scope and specifics of chemical dependency counselor competencies. Student readiness and motivation for entering the field are discussed.
HS204 3 credits
Counseling the Chemically Dependent Client II
Designed to prepare students for entry into alcohol and drug abuse counseling. Designed to develop competency in a broad variety of addiction counselor task areas. Students are prepared to qualify for state testing as certified alcohol and drug abuse counselors. Exposes students to tasks, skills, and attitudes expected to build the competencies that form the basis for counselor functioning. Includes relationships, sexuality, managed care, program administration, national and local alcohol and drug policies, prevention, the role of the state office, community activities and issues, self-help programs, risk-protective factors, spirituality and addictions, student perspectives, self care, current issues, the future of chemical dependency treatment, social networks and community and state systems, treatment outcomes and program services, supervision, consultation, team approaches, infectious diseases, professionalism, research processes, and self evaluation.
Prerequisites: HS155 and HS202 or consent of instructor.
HS210 3 credits
Introduces students to intentional interviewing as a foundation for developing basic counseling skills. Focus will be on developing more intensive counseling skills with significant opportunity for hands-on practice.
Prerequisites: HS155 and HS202.
HS221 3 credits
Surveys the physical aspects of aging, theories of aging, changes in body systems, and the effects of lifestyle on the aging process. The social, biological, and psychological aspects of aging are also discussed.
HS222 3 credits
Aging and Behavior
Presents information regarding issues in mental health and aging from both a normal aging and a psychopathological point of view. Specific organic and functional mental disorders will be explored as well as a variety of approaches to assessment, treatment, and health promotion.
HS260 4 credits
Provides students with the theory and skills of small group dynamics. Focuses on group formation, development of norms, conflicts and controversy, and performance and evaluation. Includes group leader competencies, skills and attitudes, therapeutic factors, group goals and structure, client screening, stages, rules and client roles, phases of group, group problems and issues, opening and closing techniques, group ethics and client termination processes, the role of values, catharsis, transference and counter transference, self disclosure, working with a co-leader, and counselor supervision.
Prerequisites: HS155, HS202 and HS210.
HS261 Variable credit
Human Services Practicum and Seminar
Provides on-site experience with human services organizations. Seminars assist students to integrate field and classroom experiences. Each practicum placement will reflect students’ interests, abilities and educational goals.
Prerequisites: HS100 and HS170.
HS265 3 credits
Introduces the theoretical concepts and practical applications of counseling intervention strategies for the beginning helping professional. Specific topics include the helper as a person and as a professional including values, attitudes and ethics; an understanding of cultural issues that create barriers to helping; and the counseling intervention models of psychoanalytical, Gestalt, existential, cognitive-behavioral, and family therapies.
Prerequisites: HS155, HS202, and HS210.
HS266 3 credits
Crisis Intervention Strategies
Focuses on crisis intervention strategies, including assessment, skill development, case management and referral. Specific issues covered include posttraumatic stress disorder, sexual assault, domestic violence, addictions, grief and bereavement, suicide, institutional violence, hostage situations, and burnout and secondary traumatization in crisis workers.
Prerequisites: HS155 and HS210.
HS268 3 credits
Co-occurring Disorders: Introductory Theory and Counseling
Provides entry-level scope and depth of information relative to those human services helpers working with clients with a dual diagnosis of mental health and addictions.
Prerequisites: HS155, HS202, and HS210.