This course focuses on the interpersonal skills, personal values, attitudes and knowledge necessary to become an effective human services worker. Also covers the history of human service work in the US, and the current status of social service provision.
Explores the professional issues students will face when in a helping relationship. Introduces the professional codes of ethics associated with the helping professions. Addresses solving ethical dilemmas using professional guidelines. Topics include client rights, confidentiality, professional boundaries, legal issues in helping, competence, and cultural diversity.
This course will present an overview of The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) criteria related to addiction and substance use. Students will gain familiarity with the use of the ASAM Criteria to enhance the use of multidimensional assessments to develop patient-centered service plans. Students will also gain knowledge about the use of the DSM Manual to guide diagnosis and treatment of Substance Use Disorders.
Explores local community social service resources. Focuses on local agencies and programs, including services provided, eligibility criteria, mission, and policies of these agencies. Includes instruction in identifying client needs, various referral processes, and historical, political and social trends.
Provides the specific techniques required for entry-level interviewing in human service settings. Addresses issues raised in working with clients from diverse backgrounds.
This course prepares students to complete fieldwork in Human Services. Includes dynamics of the workplace, coping with work stress, supervision, ethics, and diversity. Covers setting learning objectives and creating successful field placements. Required: Student Petition.
This course will explore the relationship between substance abuse and infectious diseases, and discuss methods for reducing transmission of these diseases. Diseases will include HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, hepatitis, and sexually transmitted infections. This course will provide students with techniques for assisting clients with assessing risk, practicing harm reduction, and evaluating treatment options.
This course provides students with strategies and skills for group work with a variety of clients. Explores leadership styles and skills, group formation and stages, and the ethics of working with groups. Will address knowledge needed to develop, run, and evaluate groups for a variety of human service topics, including substance abuse. Theories of therapeutic group work will also be discussed.
Introduces case management techniques used by corrections and human services professionals in one-on-one and group contacts with clients. Explores a variety of case management materials, with an emphasis placed upon objective case planning and monitoring.
This course is designed to help human service students further develop and deepen their skills and understanding of interviewing in the human service field. Course will build on skills learned in HS-156, incorporating the use of behavior change theories to guide the helping process.
Cooperative work experience. Supervised experience in human services including but not limited to: social service; early childhood care; criminal/juvenile justice; gerontology; and other occupations. Variable Credit: 2-6 credits. May be repeated for up to 12 credits. Required: Student Petition.
Cooperative work experience level II. Supervised experience in human services including but not limited to: social service; early childhood care; criminal/juvenile justice; gerontology; and other related occupations. Variable Credit: 2-6 credits. May be repeated for up to 12 credits. Required: Student Petition.
Cooperative work experience level III. Supervised experience in human services including but not limited to: social service; early childhood care; criminal/juvenile justice; gerontology, and other related occupations. Variable Credit: 2-6 credits. May be repeated for up to 12 credits. Required: Student Petition.
This course gives students an opportunity to gain knowledge in a specific area relevant to the field of human services. This topic will be pulled from a comprehensive list identified by human service professionals as having importance for students pursuing work in this field. Variable Credit: 1-3 credits. May be repeated for up to 6 credits.