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HMS 100 - Introduction to Human Services
Introduces human service agencies, roles and careers. Presents an historical perspective of the field as it relates to human services today. Additional topics include values clarification and needs of target populations.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HMS 121 - Basic Counseling Skills I
Develops skills needed to function in a helping relationship. Emphasizes skills in attending, listening and responding. Clarifies personal skill strengths, deficits and goals for skill improvement.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HMS 122 - Basic Counseling Skills II
Expands the development of counseling skills needed to function effectively in a helping relationship. Emphasizes skills in responding, personalizing, summarizing and initiating. Clarifies personal skill strengths, deficits and goals for skill improvement. Develops plans for achieving personal and program goals.
Lecture 3 hours per work.
3 credits
HMS 141 - Group Dynamics I
Examines the stages of group development, group dynamics, the role of the leader in a group, and recognition of the various types of group processes. Discusses models of group dynamics that occur as a result of group membership dynamics.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HMS 142 - Group Dynamics II
Examines group dynamics, group leadership, group cohesion, transference and group helping through experiential involvement in group facilitating and leadership. Increases group skills through active classroom participation in group experiences.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HMS 220 - Addiction and Prevention
Examines the impact of drugs and addiction on individuals and their families. Explores the myths about various drugs and their benefit or lack of benefit.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HMS 225 - Functional Family Intervention
Provides an understanding of functions and dysfunctions within the family. Emphasizes the development of effective skills through an interpersonal/interactional approach to family intervention.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HMS 226 - Helping Across Cultures
Provides an historical overview of selected cultural and racial groups. Promotes understanding of group differences and the impact on counseling services.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HMS 227 - The Helper As a Change Agent
Teaches the following skills for implementing alternative models of change and influence: action research, problem- solving, consultation, workshop development, and outreach and advocacy for diverse client populations.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HMS 236 - Gerontology
Examines the process of aging; its implications in relation to health, recreation, education, transportation, meaningful work or activity, and to community resources. Emphasizes experiencing the aging process, facilitating retirement, and application of the helping relationship to work with older adults.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HMS 251 - Substance Abuse I
Provides knowledge, skills, and insight for working in drug and alcohol abuse programs. Emphasizes personal growth and client growth measures in helping relationships. Stresses various methods of individual and group techniques for helping the substance abuser.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HMS 258 - Case Management and Substance Abuse
Focuses on the process for interviewing substance abuse clients. Includes intake, assessment, handling denial, and ending the interview. Teaches skills for writing short-term goals and treatment plans with emphasis on accountability. Examines various reporting devices.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HMS 260 - Substance Abuse Counseling
Provides an understanding of the skills of guidance of clients and those associated with being an advocate. Examines the dynamics of the client/counselor relationship in developing treatment plans and empowerment skills.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HMS 266 - Counseling Psychology
Studies major counseling theories, their contributions and limitations, and the application of each to a counseling interaction. Students develop their own personal counseling theory.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HMS 270 - Treatment Systems
Examines the services and facilities established for the purpose of treating addictions. Focuses on treatment therapy models and ethical standards related to addiction-disease theory.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HMS 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits