Human Services

Program Plan

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Human Services
3.0 credits HMSV-111: Intro to Human Services
An overview of the caregivers, the delivery systems, and the types of services provided within the field of Human Services, with particular emphasis on the development of the field and the roles and functions performed. Service learning required.
Prerequisites: ENGL-095 and (RDNG-095 OR RDNG-096) or appropriate Accuplacer English and Reading scores.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits HMSV-112: Principles of Interviewing
Provides basic knowledge of the interviewing process with emphasis on developing interviewing skills. The student will develop an awareness of ways in which the interviewer's background, attitudes, and behaviors influence the interview. Videotaped class interviews will provide material for discussion and critique.
Prerequisites: HMSV-111 or HMSV-220. ENGL-095 and (RDNG-095 OR RDNG-096) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits HMSV-115: Group Dynamics
Drawing on both theoretical and observer-participation models, the student will explore various relationships as they develop in one-on-one, small group, and large group settings.
Prerequisites: HMSV-111 or HMSV-220. ENGL-095 and (RDNG-095 OR RDNG096) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits HMSV-220: Intro to Substance Abuse
This course will provide students with an historical overview of substance abuse, as well as an introduction to types and levels of intervention.
Prerequisites: ENGL-095 and (RDNG-095 OR RDNG-096) or appropriate Accuplacer English and Reading scores.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits HMSV-222: BioMed Pharm Foundations
This course will focus on the impact of various drug classes on the immune system, the digestive system, the cardiovascular system, the liver, the nervous system and the skin, muscle, and respiratory systems. In addition, the course will introduce students to the brain systems and neuronal function related to drug effects and drug actions.
Prerequisites: HMSV-220. ENGL-095 and (RDNG-095 OR RDNG-096) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits HMSV-226: Substance Abuse Diagnosis/Assessment
Students will gain an understanding of comprehensive assessment strategies. Special attention will be given to assessing adolescents, methods for interviewing significant others, and the validity of assessment instruments.
Prerequisites: HMSV-220. ENGL-095 and (RDNG-095 OR RDNG-096) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits HMSV-228: Treatment Modalities
This course will introduce the major intervention and treatment strategies for substance abuse. Special consideration will be given to the prediction of treatment outcomes.
Prerequisites: Take HMSV-220 and HMSV-226.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits HMSV-230: Relapse Prevention & Recovery
Students will gain insight into the various stages of the recovery process. Special emphasis will be given to the etiology of relapse and the major models of relapse prevention and counseling.
Prerequisites: Take HMSV-220.
Offered: DMND
2.0 credits HMSV-232: Twelve Core Functions
Putting it all together. Screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment plan, counseling, case management, crises intervention, client education, referral, records, consultation.
Prerequisites: Take HMSV-220.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits HMSV-246: Drugs and Behavior
Introduces students to a basic understanding of the physiological effects of drugs on the brain and how this relates to specific behavior. Brain behavior interactions and how drugs affect this interaction will be presented. This course is co-listed with PSYC-246.
Prerequisites: PSYC-120. ENGL-111 and (RDNG-099 or RDNG-113) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits HMSV-250: Practicum in Human Services
For students in the Generalist Track. Practical experience in a clinical setting involving service to clients and patients; understanding the helping process; developing skills in observation, report writing and interviewing; guidance in establishing therapeutic relationships with individuals.
Prerequisites: HMSV 111, HMSV 220, or SOCI 213. ENGL 111 and (RDNG-099 or RDNG-113) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits HMSV-255: Practicum in Alcohol/Drug Abuse
Practical experience in a clinical setting dealing specifically with substance abuse; understanding the helping process; developing skill in observation, report writing and interviewing; guidance in establishing therapeutic relationships.
Prerequisites: HMSV 111, HMSV 220, or SOCI 213. ENGL 111 and (RDNG-099 or RDNG-113) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits HMSV-265: Public Policy & Social Change
This course will provide an overview of the structures and processes of public policy. The course will examine how social change is brought about through the actions of various agents. This course is also listed as POLS 265 Public Policy and Social Change.
Prerequisites: SOCI-110 or SOCI-213 and HMSV-111 or HMSV-220. ENGL-111 and (RDNG-099 OR RDNG-113) and appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits HMSV-270: HMSV Profession & Practices
This course may be paired with HMSV Practicum 250 and HMSV Practicum 255. Students are required to enroll in this class prior to or while completing their HMSV Practicum. It will enable students to achieve a greater understanding of their practicum internship while examining professional ethics, conduct and a wide range of practice situations.
Prerequisites: HMSV-111, HMSV-220 or SOCI-213. ENGL-111 and (RDNG-099 OR RDNG-113) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FASP

For more information, please call Allan Nass at 505-566-3608. Or send an email to NassA@sanjuancollege.edu.