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Introduction to Group Techniques

This course introduces the student to the theoretical concepts and principles of group work methodology. There is an emphasis on basic practice skills and intervention techniques. Students must be able to meet site requirements which may include criminal background checks, a health physical and a TB check.

Human Services and Behavior Modification

This course introduces the student to the theory and application of behavior modification. The focus is on how the behavioral theory works with agencies and other organizations in the community.

Human Service Internship

A course designed to give on-the-job field experiences commensurate with the student’s career objectives. Required are 175 hours of on-the-job experience plus attendance at a two-hour scheduled seminar every other week. Students must be able to meet site requirements which may include criminal background checks, a health physical and a TB check. [32-175-209]

Family Dynamics

This course examines the family system as a basic social institution. Emphasis is placed on issues that are important to the individual and the family. The student will also be introduced to theoretical viewpoints and conceptual frameworks that have been proven useful in intervention of marriage and family issues.

Human Service Internship

A continuation of HUSE 185, although a different placement setting is generally selected. Students must be able to meet site requirements which may include criminal background checks, a health physical and a TB check. [32-175-209]

Selected Topics in Human Services

This course will be offered to cover topics in response to the special interests of students. Topics may include family communication, programming, legal and ethical issues, cross-cultural practice, foster care, burn out, problem assessment, or sign language. Since topics change, students may take this course for up to six credit hours toward graduation.

Psychosocial Approach to Aging

This course explores the social, psychological, economic, and physical aspects of aging. There is an emphasis on the concerns and social options of the aged in contemporary American society.

Substance Abuse, Co-Dependency, and the Family

This course provides students an opportunity to understand the relationship between substance abuse, co-dependency, and the family. The focus is on the unique problems facing the families of substance abusers and how they attempt to cope.

Introduction to Substance Abuse

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the history of drug use and abuse, explores the theoretical and practical issues, and surveys treatment modalities and current prevention strategies.

Death and Dying

This is a psychosocial examination of death and dying in contemporary American society, although other societies at other time periods are considered. Medical, ethical, legal, and religious issues will be discussed. Instruction includes lectures, films, tapes, and a student position paper.