HUMS-110 Introduction to Human Services
This course surveys the philosophies, attitudes and approaches used in the field of human services. Community experts will be invited to present approaches to assisting individuals and groups in a variety of community agencies. The focus is on utilization of community resources to address a variety of human service needs. (3 hours weekly)
HUMS-120 Medical Aspects of Chemical Dependency
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to identify concepts relevant to alcoholism and the medical aspects of addiction. In addition, the course will include the pharmacology of alcohol and other addictive substances. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as HEED-120.
HUMS-121 Introduction to Chemical Dependency Treatment
This course provides students with the opportunity to study the various modalities of addiction therapy. Counseling skills and the philosophical aspects of addiction will also be presented in this course. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as HEED-121.
HUMS-122 Individual Counseling Techniques
This course will make available for use clinical methods that attend both to developing diagnostic understanding and to implementing treatment skills with mental health and/or chemically abusing/dependent populations. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as HEED-122.
HUMS-123 Group Counseling Skills
Students will receive training in a group-counseling model for use with both mental health and chemically abusing/dependent clients. The emphasis will fall on the group, client and counselor contributions to the group process, and how these factors influence and interrelate with one another. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as HEED-123.
HUMS-124 Family Counseling Skills
The family is defined as a complex interactive system. Traditional views of pathology will be redefined as students come to view family problems such as substance abuse, mental abuse, and other psychosocial problems. Students will think diagnostically about families utilizing theory and various techniques, strategies, and approaches that are relevant to working with families. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as HEED-124.
HUMS-150 Community Resources and Partnerships
Implementation of community based service models require extensive information about agency resources, familiarity with agency services, and establishment of opportunities that promote collaboration and working relationships among human service professionals. Students will participate in an interactive learning experience to gain an understanding of the development of partnerships among community based agencies that are necessary to secure services for clients. Lectures, discussions, assignments, media presentations, and in class activities will give students practical knowledge and involvement in the development of strategies to access community based services. Prerequisite: HUMS-110. (3 hours weekly)
HUMS-250 Community Services Practicum
Students work in the community in coordination with a faculty member. In addition to meeting core learning outcomes, jointly developed learning outcomes are identified with the faculty member, agency supervisor, and the student. The purpose of the practicum is to enhance the well-being of a targeted population. Students participate in a theory seminar session to engage in reflective discussion 2 hours every other week focused on experiences and the application of theory. Prerequisite: HUMS-110. (1 hour theory, 6 hours lab weekly)