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Human Services

  • HDFS260 3 credits
    Child Abuse and Neglect - Register

    Examines historical and contemporary perspectives on child maltreatment including neglect; physical, sexual, and emotional abuse; and ritualistic abuse of children. The course will also touch on various type of elder abuse. Students will study the psycho-social impact of maltreatment on victims and their families along with treatments available for survivors, abusers and their families. Students will be acquainted with the developmental, medical and legal aspects of the different types of abuse and will study the indicators of abuse, intervention, prevention, reporting criteria, and legal procedures.
    Prerequisite: BT113 or WR115 or designated placement test score.

  • HS100 3 credits
    Introduction to Human Services - Register

    Provides general introduction to the field of human services and related helping professions. Invites students to explore their own biases, values, and beliefs as they relate to choosing human services as a profession. Course is designed for human services majors and for students wanting to learn about the field of human services. It is a required class for any Human Services degree or certificate and is a prerequisite to practicum placement.
    Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Human Services program.

  • HS115 1 credit
    Principles of Client Record Management - Register

    Familiarizes students with the key concepts of clinical documentation related to screening and intake processes, assessments, treatment plans, reports, progress notes, discharge summaries, and other client-related data. Oregon Department of Human Services, American Society of Addiction Medicine, and other professionally relevant criteria will be introduced. Students will learn to respect clients’ right to privacy and confidentiality and to appreciate the importance of accurate, timely documentation and the necessity of safeguarding client records.
    Prerequisite: Admission to the Human Services program.

  • HS152 1 credit
    Stress Management - Register

    Provides students an experiential learning experience geared to developing an understanding of their personal stress levels. The course provides a variety of tools to develop stress management strategies.

  • HS155 4 credits
    Interviewing Theory and Techniques - Register

    Provides theory and practice in basic counseling skills. Course is based on the Carl Rogers active listening approach. The course also helps students begin to think critically about their own counseling skills and to document the process in written format.
    Prerequisites: HS100 and HS170 or permission of instructor.

  • HS158 3 credits
    Trauma-informed Care: Theory and Practice - Register

    Introduces students to the phenomenon of psychological trauma as well as the impact of physical trauma on the psychological functioning of individuals, couples and families. The course will include the history and current theories in the field, the nature of trauma, and its impact on the developing individual across various domains of functioning. Also included in this class is a survey of emerging promising practices in the healthcare field, including an exploration of the effects of working with trauma survivors on service providers and the unintended retraumatization of survivors by social service systems. Students will explore the concept of trauma-informed care and be introduced to examples of trauma-informed systems.
    Prerequisites: BT113 or WR115 or designated placement test score and PSY201 or permission of the instructor; PSY202 strongly recommended.

  • HS170 3 credits
    Introduction to Practicum - Register

    Provides background and specific skills needed to select and succeed in a practicum placement. It also provides information and a foundation for employment in the human services field by helping students develop information and contacts with community agencies.
    Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Human Services program.

  • HS175 1 credit
    Ethics for Counselors - Register

    Prepares students for ethical decision making in the human services field. Includes study of selected professional codes of ethics. Case studies will be used for additional practices and integration.
    Prerequisite: HS100 or permission of instructor.

  • HS199 1-3 credits
    Special Studies: Human Services - Register

    Presents special topics in human services including, but not limited to, adult children of trauma, drug and alcohol abuse among the elderly, client record management, and eating disorders.
    Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Human Services program.

  • HS201 3 credits
    Family Dynamics - Register

    Explores the dynamics of the family and its role in shaping the lives of its members. It offers a framework of understanding the influences of family, focusing on both effective and maladaptive responses to stressors such as poverty, addictions, divorce, etc. This understanding is central to the further study of how social services are designed and delivered to individuals and families in need. It is a required course in the Human Services AAS degree program and an elective for human services transfer students.
    Prerequisites: HS155, PSY201 and PSY202.

  • HS202 3 credits
    Counseling the Chemically Dependent Client I - Register

    Provides an overview of the scope of chemical dependency issues including demographics of alcohol and drug use, the brain and drugs, addiction definitions, theories and dynamics, treatment modalities, denial and other psychological defenses, counseling techniques, functions and techniques of interventions and confrontations, pharmacotherapy, countertransference, codependency dynamics, relapse dynamics, psychoeducation, and self-help.
    Prerequisites: HS155 and CJ243 or SOC243. .

  • HS204 3 credits
    Counseling the Chemically Dependent Client II - Register

    Designed specifically as preparation for the Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor I (CADC I) test as offered by the Addiction Counselor Certification Board of Oregon (ACCBO) in conjunction with the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC).
    Prerequisites: HS155 and HS202 or consent of instructor. Offered infrequently.

  • HS210 3 credits
    Motivational Interviewing - Register

    Introduces students to intentional interviewing as a foundation for developing basic counseling skills. Focus will be on developing more intensive counseling skills with significant opportunity for hands-on practice.
    Prerequisites: HS155 and HS202 or permission of instructor.

  • HS260 4 credits
    Group Counseling - Register

    Provides students with the theory and skills of small group dynamics. Focuses on group formation, development of norms, conflicts and controversy, and performance and evaluation. Includes group leader competencies; skills and attitudes; therapeutic factors; group goals and structure; client screening stages; rules and client roles; phases of group, group problems and issues; opening and closing techniques; group ethics and client termination processes; the role of values, catharsis, transference and counter transference; self disclosure; and working with a co-leader and counselor.
    Prerequisites: HS155, HS202 and HS210, or permission of instructor.

  • HS261 Variable credit
    Human Services Practicum and Seminar - Register

    Provides on-site clinical and community experience with human services organizations plus weekly seminars. Students are expected to arrange for a field placement with an approved agency prior to start of class. Seminars provide supervision and assist students to integrate field and classroom experiences and counseling skills.
    Prerequisites: HS155 and HS170 or permission of instructor.

  • HS265 3 credits
    Counseling Theories - Register

    Introduces the theoretical concepts and practical applications of counseling intervention strategies for the beginning helping professional. Specific topics include the helper as a person and as a professional including values, attitudes and ethics; an understanding of cultural issues that create barriers to helping; and the counseling intervention models of psychoanalytical, Gestalt, existential, cognitive-behavioral, and family therapies.
    Prerequisites: HS155, HS202 and HS210.

  • HS266 3 credits
    Crisis Intervention Strategies - Register

    Part of a sequence of courses teaching theory and practice in assessment, intervention, and case handling strategies for the helping professional. Focuses on crisis situations including assessment of function and lethality, appraisal of the individual, intervention strategies, case management, referral resources, ethical and professional issues, and specific situational stressors which may lead to a crisis state. Emphasis is on defusing the crisis situation, enhancing mobility and self-determination, and ensuring the safety of the client and community. Suicide and other dangers to self and others are of particular concern as well as the personal and social implications of involuntary hospitalization, civil commitment, and follow-up treatment, including delayed stress reactions and other consequences of crisis events.
    Prerequisites: HS155 and HS210.

  • HS268 3 credits
    Co-occurring Disorders: Introductory Theory and Counseling - Register

    Provides entry-level scope and depth of information relative to those human services helpers working with clients with both a mental health and addictions diagnosis. Historical assessment and treatment processes as well as current state-of-the-art models and systems will be studied. Encourages students to examine personal perspectives, beliefs, concerns, anxieties, and attitudes about mental health and addictions concepts and dual diagnosis clients.
    Prerequisites: HS155, HS202 and HS210.