HS-1101 Foundation of Substance Abuse, Addiction, and Group Work

4 Credits

Introduction to psychological and medical complications of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD), with emphasis on short term and long term effects. Provide overview of history of ATOD, etiology of dependency, physiological, neuropsychological, psychological and social effects of chemical abuse on the body and relationships. Also includes investigation of group work theories, different types of groups, group dynamics, stages of group process, group facilitation, participant role/influences, and group counseling techniques.

Lecture: 4 hours

Prerequisite(s): ENG-1010 College Composition I or concurrent enrollment.

HS-1110 Crisis Interventionand Child Abuse Issues

3 Credits

Introduction to crisis theory and intervention strategies utilized with individuals, groups and the community. Focus on range of human service populations and service issues. Introduction to understanding and responding to child abuse. Define criteria to evaluate physical, emotional, psychological and sexual abuse. Define criteria for evaluating sexual interactions of children. Identify sexual perpetrator behavior of children and develop intervention strategies. Includes prevention, early intervention, crisis intervention and recovery strategies.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

HS-1120 Suicide Prevention & Intervention

2 Credits

Covers suicide as a major social problem in America. Explore the social, psychological, and spiritual aspects of suicide and the differences between suicide death and other deaths. Includes the high risk factors associated with suicide, including gender, age, culture, mental illness, physical illness, addictions, and other factors. Exploration of the assessment and intervention techniques and prevention measures to assist and manage suicide crisis. Also covers resources and services to assist the person at risk of suicide as well as the family members/survivors. Field trips may be required.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): ENG-1010 College Composition I or departmental approval. Students may request a prerequisite override. This request will be done on a case by case basis.

HS-1200 Treatment Modalities and Diversity Issues in Chemical Dependency

4 Credits

Introduction to current concepts, theoretical models and research used by practitioners to understand total ecology of the chemically dependent individual. Examination and exploration of psychological, social and cultural lifestyle aspects and chemical dependency as applied to multicultural and special populations. Examination of various methods of intervention, assessment, treatment, group therapy, counseling techniques, case management, referral, and community resources for practitioners to help people maintain sobriety. Review of the 12 Core Functions/Global Criteria. Identification of national accreditation criteria, documentation, certification requirements, and examination preparation.

Lecture: 4 hours

Prerequisite(s): HS-1101 Foundations of Substance Abuse, Addiction, and Group Work.

HS-1210 Prevention and Chemical Dependency

2 Credits

Examine the three levels of prevention. Models and theories used in prevention strategies. Methods, strategies, legal aspects, social and community resources available to prevent chemical dependency and relapse. Discuss prevention certification skills and requirements. Emphasis on process outcomes including quality assurance, evaluation and tracking.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): HS-1101 Foundations of Substance Abuse, Addiction, and Group Work

HS-1220 Diagnostic Tools and Legal Considerations

4 Credits

Introduction to signs and symptoms of behaviors associated with mental illness, using DSM-IV. Identify and discuss psychotropic and related medications. Identification of criteria to qualify consumers for services. Discussion of networking strategies. Development of advocacy strategies based on integration of course material. Basic legal issues and policies affecting consumers of mental health and substance addiction services. Exploration of Ohio Revised Code statutes relating to probate, commitment, retention, release, due process, patients rights, forensics, confidentiality and privacy act. Discussion of recent court decisions pertaining to mental health and substance addiction.

Lecture: 4 hours

Prerequisite(s): None

HS-1300 Introduction to Human Services

3 Credits

Survey of historical and philosophical developments and their effects on Human Services. Introduction to contemporary Human Services delivery systems. Development of client-centered Human Services interventions. Exploration of careers in the field of Human Services. Emphasis on understanding Human Services within context of culturally/ethnically diverse urban environment.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): ENG-1010 College Composition I, or concurrent enrollment; or ENG-101H Honors College Composition I, or concurrent enrollment.

HS-1820 Independent Study/Research in Human Services

1-3 Credits

Directed individual study. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval, and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

HS-1850 Introduction to Human Services Principles and Practices

5 Credits

Principles and practices of Solution Focused/Brief Therapy Theory and Motivational Interviewing. Development of behavioral observation, assessment, intervention and assertiveness skills. Emphasis on developing cooperative relationships with clients, practicum supervisor, instructor and peers. Introduction to community services and managed care system. Demonstrate application of appropriate, ethical and culturally sensitive interventions at practicum site. Supervised practicum of seven hours per week with emphasis on orientation, data collection, behavioral documentation, interpretation of behavior, and decision making relating to individuals and social systems.

Lecture: 3 hours

Other Required Hours: Practicum: 7 hours per week. Seminar: 1 hour per week.

Prerequisite(s): HS-1300 Introduction to Human Services, or departmental approval: required background check must be completed at least three months prior to the first day of class.

HS-2200 Ethics in Chemical Dependency

3 Credits

Examination of ethical considerations in field of Chemical Dependency. Emphasis on ethical considerations surrounding the 12 Core Functions. Examine confidentiality compliance requirements for practitioner and organizations, including HIPPA. Identify scope of practice skills and limitations. Explore personal inventory of ones skills, knowledge and boundary issues. Identify strategies to prepare for state examination, including a mock test. Students will demonstrate assertiveness, advocacy and stress management techniques and skills.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): HS-1101 Foundations of Substance Abuse, Addiction, and Group Work.

HS-2210 Dual Diagnosis in Chemical Dependency

2 Credits

Signs and symptoms of behavior associated with mental illness and subsance abuse/addiction. Assessment, models of treatment and case management issues. Agency organization, funding, assessment, and treatment with special populations.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): HS-1101 Foundations of Substance Abuse, Addiction, and Group Work. , or departmental approval.

HS-2300 Family Theory and Services

4 Credits

Principles of family dynamics. Emphasis on family preservation. Introduction to various family theories, approaches and intervention strategies. Explore concepts related to intergenerational patterns of behavior and family traits. Introduction to signs and symptoms of behaviors associated with abuse, domestic violence and neglect. Development of assessment skills with emphasis on relationships, parenting, abuse and/or neglect. Introduction to basic legal issues, ethics and reporting policies and procedures. Introduction to system and services of the local Department of Children and Family Services. Development of human service skills to service families. Explore range of services and resources available to families.

Lecture: 4 hours

Prerequisite(s): ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II, or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

HS-2600 Systems Approach to Case Management

4 Credits

Development of a systems approach to human service delivery, with emphasis on macro and micro systems. Explore formal and informal systems. Develop skills to evaluate existing human services in community. Identify role of an advocate. Development of assessment skills for individuals and families through use of Genogram and Ecological Mapping tools. Practice in development of skills in assessment, planning, coordination, intervention, maintenance, and referral as integral part of case management. Emphasis on oral and written communication pertaining to case management.

Lecture: 4 hours

Prerequisite(s): HS-1850 Introduction to Human Services Principles and Practices.

HS-2820 Advanced Independent Study/Research in Human Services

1-3 Credits

Directed individual advanced study. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval, and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

HS-2850 Human Services Principles and Practices I

5 Credits

Introduction to the basic skills of time management. Application of time management techniques to student`s personal schedule. Investigation of therapeutic theories of laughter and playfulness. Continue developing skills and application of Motivational Therapy. Introduction into the theory and application of Cognitive Therapy and Non-Traditional Therapies. Research of a specific Adjunct Therapy. Development of preventive measures in human services.

Lecture: 2 hours

Other Required Hours: Practicum: 14 hours per week. Seminar: 1 hour per week

Prerequisite(s): HS-1850 Introduction to Human Services Principles and Practices, or departmental approval: equivalent coursework or experience.

HS-2860 Human Services Principles and Practices II

3 Credits

Continuation of practicum experience. Focus on client within existing service delivery system.

Lecture: 1 hour

Other Required Hours: Practicum: 14 hours per week. Seminar: 1 hour per week.

Prerequisite(s): HS-2850 Human Services Principles and Practices I.

HS-2990 Human Services Capstone

2 Credits

Capstone course in Human Services. Assessment of ones knowledge, experience and skills as human service worker. Preparation and presentation of qualifications through written resume and portfolio. Guidelines and preparation for employment interview. Investigation into human services issues.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): HS-2850 Human Services Principles and Practices I.