Course Descriptions

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsDescriptionCompetencies
HSV109Intro to Human Services3History and introduction to the social welfare institution. Theoretical perspectives, concepts, values and intervention strategies are examined. Systems theory is used to explore legislation and services designed to meet client needs.Loading...
HSV130Interviewing/Interper Relation3Study of interviewing theories including roles and relationships between the interviewer and the interviewee. Methodology of developing questions, conducting interviews, recording data and analyzing it, and writing assessments and histories are emphasized.Loading...
HSV133Conflict Resolution3This course is designed to study the history, components and process of conflict resolution and to examine the implications for the use of conflict resolution within the human services, psychology and social work fields. This course will provide students with the opportunity to develop conflict resolution skills as well as to examine their own comfort with conflict and how conflict is presented in the media. The course will also focus on the application of mediation in terms of social justice issues, in particular on child welfare, juvenile problems and restorative justice.Loading...
HSV135Women's Issues3This course explores selected concerns that women are likely to bring into a counseling situation. Topics include sex roles, gender and socialization, and their impact on women's lives.Loading...
HSV185Discrimination and Diversity3This course will address theoretical and historical perspectives on racism, sexism and other forms of discrimination; applications to social work, culturally competent practice, change strategies, and intercultural communication strategies. Students will explore and process their own personal prejudices and biases in class. Students will learn skills to increase cultural competency and work effectively with persons from diverse backgrounds.Loading...
HSV220Intro to Counseling Theories3Introduction to major counseling theories including psychoanalysis, gestalt, existential, family systems, reality therapy, behavioral therapy, and person-centered therapy. Applications in mental health and social services settings are considered.Loading...
HSV228Group Counseling Techniques3A study of group processes, functions and leadership and how this affects the work of the human services professional. This course focuses on developing knowledge and skills related to types of groups, stages of group development, facilitation appropriate to each type of group and stage, as well as knowledge and skills related to potential problem areas within groups that may face a human services professional.Loading...
HSV230Community Organization3A study of various theories, methods and techniques to bring about needed and desirable changes in political, economic, social and bureaucratic structures and processes. Emphasis is placed upon application of learned skills. Prerequisite: 6 hours of Social SciencesLoading...
HSV255Addictive Disease Concepts3A historical and theoretical background to current concepts of addiction. A variety of addictive behaviors are examined with special focus on psychoactive drug dependency.Loading...
HSV286Intervention Theories/Prac I3Study of several management and planning theories and practices used to assess client needs, establish goals, identify resources and make appropriate referrals. Community resources are explored. Only offered Fall and Spring semesters. Prerequisite: HSV 109, 130Loading...
HSV288Intervention Theories/Prac II3Theories and values of the social sciences, including human services, are used to interpret and respond to client behaviors. Written analysis is emphasized. Evaluation theory and its applications are also stressed. Only offered Spring and Summer semesters. Prerequisite: HSV 130, 286 (with minimum grade of C). Corequisite: HSV 802Loading...
HSV802Internship3Supervised experience in a human services agency enables students to apply their skills and knowledge by working directly with clients. Prerequisite: HSV 130, 286. Corequisite: HSV288Loading...
HSV803Seminar1Theories and values of the social sciences, including human services, are used to interpret and respond to client and agency behaviors. Written analysis is emphasized. Evaluation of theory and knowledge as it applies to internship is stressed. Offered fall, spring and summer semesters. Prerequisite: HSV 109, HSV 130, HSV 286 (Minimum grade of "C"). Corequisite: HSV 804Loading...
HSV804Internship2Supervised experience in a human services agency enables students to apply their skills and knowledge by working directly with clients and or human services organizations. Prerequisite: HSV 109, HSV 130, HSV 286. Corequisite: HSV 803Loading...
HSV811Pract: Chem Depend Counsel I3Supervised experience in three of these treatment programs for chemically dependent people: inpatient, outpatient, follow-up care, halfway house and family therapy. Prerequisite: Acceptance at an approved practicum siteLoading...
HSV812Pract: Chem Depend Counsel II3Supervised experience in one of these treatment programs for chemically dependent people: inpatient, outpatient, residential, adolescent dual diagnosis or family services. Prerequisite: Acceptance at an approved practicum siteLoading...
HSV928Independent Study0 Loading...