Catalog  –  2013 - 2014

Human Services

P101 – Introduction to Human Services 3 units

Prerequisite: None.

Recommendation: Eligible for level 1 English placement.

Total lecture 54 hours. This course will provide basic knowledge of the human services profession. The focus will be on the role of all human services agencies with an emphasis on the description of services, eligibility requirements for services, target populations, costs and location of services. Consideration will also be given to analysis of programs and their impact. (A/CSU)

 

P102 – Intro to Alcoholism and Substance Abuse3 units

Prerequisite: None.

Recommendation: Eligible for level 1 English placement.

Total lecture 54 hours. To provide an overview of the history of alcohol use and chemical dependency, cultural, religious and political influences, theories about addictions and other alcohol problems. Social control, public policy, prevention, formal recovery programs and mutual self-help groups are explored. Definitions and differing views on alcohol/drug use and the issue of controlled drinking is also reviewed. (A/CSU)

 

P103 – Ethics and Human Services Workers3 units

Prerequisite: None.

Recommendation: Eligible for level 1 English placement.

Total lecture 54 hours. Includes the nature of ethical problems, values clarification, client rights, client autonomy, confidentiality, and informed consent. Also reviews the professional associations, certifications, licensure, counselor burnout and the recovering counselor, and associated problems/issues. Approved for pass/no-pass grading option. (A/CSU)

 

P104 – Basic Interviewing and Counseling Skills3 units

Prerequisite: None.

Recommendation: Eligible for level 1 English placement.

Total lecture 54 hours. This course develops skills and techniques needed to obtain the basic array of information useful to appropriate case management. These skills include effective listening, interpretation of nonverbal signals, and methods of stimulating reaction from the client. In addition, several common pitfalls to good counselor/client relationships are covered. This course is the precursor for more advanced work in either the individual or group process. Approved for pass/no-pass grading option. (A/CSU)

 

P105 – Intro to Counseling with Multicultural Populations3 units

Prerequisite: None.

Recommendation: Eligible for level 1 English placement.

Total lecture 54 hours. The purpose of this course is to prepare human services counselors for working with diverse clients by having them become aware of and deal with their biases, stereotypes and assumptions; become aware of the values and world view of multicultural and special population clients; learn about appropriate intervention strategies that take into account the social, cultural, historical, environmental and physical differences of clients. Approved for pass/no-pass grading option. (A/CSU) PC-Area J

 

P106 – Psychopharmacology of Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Psychotherapeutic Medications3 units

Prerequisite: None.

Recommendation: Eligible for level 1 English placement.

Total lecture 54 hours. This course will provide an overview of the effects of alcohol, drugs and psychotherapeutic drugs on the central nervous system and resultant behavior. The addiction process, tolerance, withdrawal, genetic influences, gender differences, fetal alcohol syndrome, nutritional aspects and side effects of psychotherapeutic medications, medical treatment of alcohol/drug withdrawal, antagonist drugs, anti-depressants and the recovery process and the AIDS/HIV – chemical dependency relationship will be covered. (A/CSU)

 

P107 – Understanding Psychopathology and Treating Co-occurring Disorders3 units

Prerequisite: None.

Recommendation: Eligible for level 1 English placement.

Total lecture 54 hours. This course reviews the major concepts, definitions, and features of co-occurring mental health disorders associated with addiction (either as cause or consequence). Skills in recognizing co-occurring disorders, referral and case management of clients and appropriate scope of practice are emphasized. Common types of mental health issues associated with addiction, including mood, anxiety, and adjustment disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, and unresolved issues of childhood abuse, are covered as well as an overview of appropriate treatment and management approaches. Approved for pass/no-pass grading option. (A/CSU)

 

P108 – Counseling Approaches and Techniques3 units

Prerequisite: None.

Recommendation: Eligible for level 1 English placement..

Total lecture 54 hours. This course provides an overview of the key theorists in the addiction counseling field and the impact of their particular theoretical approaches. Current scientific and research addiction counseling strategies are presented with students given tools and techniques to analyze appropriate content and applications for individual and group activities. The historical overview discusses the progression of theories from the physical effects of substance abuse; to psychological factors impacting relapse tendencies; and more recent theories providing a holistic approach (treating the whole person). Concepts of treating like skills deficits, social skills deficits, and psychological deficits are discussed in the course with students being provided an introduction to case management, treatment planning, setting of goals, and progress charting. (A/CSU)

 

P109 – Group Counseling Strategies1.5 units

Prerequisite: None.

Corequisite: HMSV P110 Group Process.

Recommendation: Eligible for level 1 English placement.

Total lecture 27 hours. A study of the theory, process and practice of group counseling and the role of group counseling in the recovery/ therapeutic process. (A/CSU)

 

P110 – Group Counseling Process1.5 units

Prerequisite: None.

Corequisite: HMSV P109 Counseling Strategies.

Recommendation: Eligible for level 1 English placement.

Total lecture 27 hours. An introduction to the process, dynamics, types and problem, and techniques in group counseling with an emphasis upon the individual’s first-hand experience as the group studies itself (under supervision). The focus will be upon group process as a means of changing behavior and on ethical issues in using group techniques. Approved for pass/no-pass grading option. (A/CSU)

 

P111 – Case Management3 units

Prerequisite: None.

Recommendation: Eligible for level 1 English placement.

Total lecture 54 hours. An in-depth study of the twelve core functions involved in the alcoholism and drug abuse field. An investigation of the step by step process of screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis management, education, referral, reports and record keeping and consultation. A preparation for setting up the field practicum. (A/CSU) PC-Area I

 

P112 – Internship / Mental Health/ Substance Abuse Care2 units

Prerequisite: Successful completion of HMSV P101, HMSV P103, HMSV P104, HMSV P105, HMSV P109, and HMSV P110, unless student is already working in the field.

Total laboratory 108 hours. Observation and participation in mental health and alcohol/substance abuse service agencies. Examples of settings to be utilized include a social model recovery alcohol/substance abuse center and a mental health clinic. Supervision of students will be emphasized in the twelve following areas: screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment, planning, counseling, case managements, crisis management, education, referral, report and record keeping and consultation. Approved for pass/no-pass grading option. (A/CSU)

 

P114 – Issues and Interventions in Geriatric Mental Health3 units

Prerequisite: None.

Recommendation: Eligible for level 1 English placement.

Total lecture 54 hours. An overview of psychosocial issues facing the elderly population, such as late life depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, grief and loss, death and dying, dementia, sexuality, suicide, substance abuse, elder abuse and elder rights and interventions, including counseling techniques and social services. Approved for pass/no pass grading option. (A/CSU)

P120 – Introduction to Social Welfare3 units

Prerequisite: None.

Recommendation: Eligible for level 1 English placement.

Total lecture 54 hours. This course offers students a general understanding of social welfare and social work. It presents an overview of the historical, philosophical, economic, political, and social dimensions of the social work profession. The course also studies the needs and the problems people bring to social welfare agencies and patterns of societal responses. (A/CSU) PC-Area H; CSU-D7

 

P134 – Human Services Internship (Certificate) 1 unit

Prerequisite: Human Service P110 with a “C” grade or better.

Recommendation: Eligible for level 1 English placement.

Total laboratory and/or field work 54. Observation and participation in mental health and alcohol/substance abuse service agencies. Examples of settings include a social model recovery alcohol/substance abuse center or a mental health clinic. Supervision of students will be emphasized in the twelve following areas: screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment, planning, counseling, case managements, crisis management, education, referral, report and record keeping, and consultation. Approved for pass/no pass grading option. This course may be repeated three times. (A/CSU)

 

P135 – Human Services Internship (Certificate) 2 units

Prerequisite: Successful completion of HMSV P101, HMSV P103, HMSV P104, HMSV P105, HMSV P109, and HMSV P110, unless student is already working in the field.

Recommendation: Eligible for level 1 English placement.

Total laboratory and/or field work 108 hours. Supervised experience in areas of human service. Students may serve as tutors, guidance aides, peer counselors, financial aid assistants, placement assistants or community aides both in public and private agencies. Students pursuing the Human Services Certificate will receive supervision in the 12 following areas: screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment, planning, counseling, case management, crises intervention, education, referral, record keeping and consultation. Approved for pass/no pass grading option. This course may be repeated three times. (A/CSU)