Community Services Technology (2260)

Community Services Technology (2260)

100 INTRODUC TO COMMUNITY SERVICES 3 credits
Introductory course to familiarize student with role of community services technician in service delivery. Use, history and rationale for paraprofessionals, programs, volunteer experiences, self-awareness, and interaction in community services.
120 INTRO: MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES 3 credits
Prerequisites: 3750:100, 7750:276. Provides students with beginning knowledge base of mental health social services, an introduction to causes and symptoms of mental health disorders, and a greater sensitivity for working with individuals who suffer from chronic and severe mental disorders.
121 SOCIAL SERVICE TECH I 3 credits
Prerequisite: 171. Preparation to provide helping interventions as Social Work Assistants. Focuses on helping relationships, helping and problem-solving processes, social work values, attending skills and interview techniques.
122 SOCIAL SERVICE TECH II 3 credits
Corequisite: 121. Focus on enhancing self-awareness. Provides basic knowledge about social group work and opportunities for students to practice beginning group work techniques by co-facilitating group discussions and experiential activities.
131 INTRO: DEVELOP DISABILITIES 2 credits
This course provides an overview of developmental disabilities. Content includes definitions, classifications, causes, and characteristics of disabilities; legislation/regulations; service delivery models; and prevention.
150 INTRODUC TO GERONTOLGCL SERV 3 credits
Basic orientation to gerontology and role of community service technician in service delivery to aged. Topics include social, biological, economical, and psychological aspects of aging; national and state legislation; services and service provider.
171 CAREER ISSUES SOC SERV I 1 credits
Corequisite: 7750:276. Orients students to human service education and introduces them to the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for future educational and career success.
172 CAREER ISSUES SOC SERV II 1 credits
Prerequisite: 171. Explores strategies to promote optimal effectiveness as a helper. Topics include time and stress management, burnout, self-care, professional development, ethical dilemmas, record-keeping, and termination.
210 ADDICTION EDUC & PREVENTION 3 credits
Provides in-depth understanding of prevention and education programming with an emphasis on evidence-based practices. Logic models are used to design programs.
220 THERAPEU TECH IN MENTAL HEALTH 3 credits
Prerequisite: 120; corequisites: 121, 122. This course provides students with an understanding of interventions used with, and on behalf of, persons who suffer with severe and chronic mental disabilities. Students will learn and practice sensitivity and skill development to prepare them for pre-professional and entry-level social service positions in the mental health field.
223 SOCIAL SERVICE TECHNIQUES III 3 credits
Prerequisite: 122. Corequisites: 172 or 273. Provides knowledge base for working with individuals in crisis. Students apply crisis theory to developmental and situational crises and practice crisis intervention techniques.
230 COMMUNITY-BASED RESIDNTAL SERV 3 credits
Orientation to community-based residential services and role of community services technician in delivery of services to mentally disabled. Includes historical, social and legal forces in community-based services and practical aspects of operation of a residential facility.
231 HABILITATION PROGRAMMING 2 credits
Prerequisite: 131. This course examines components of individualized plans, implementation of such plans, and legal issues. Content includes types of habilitation programming and the role of self-determination.
233 BEHAVIOR SUPPORT 2 credits
Prerequisite: 131. This course examines the components of behavior support. Course content includes various types of behavior support programs and techniques.
240 DRUG USE AND ABUSE 3 credits
Introduction to pharmacology of drugs of misuse; physiological factors of alcohol/drug-using behavior; effect of psychoactive drugs on the brain; intervention and treatment measures.
251 COMMUN SERVICE SENIOR CITIZENS 3 credits
Prerequisite: 2260:150. A study of national and community resources for social service delivery to senior citizens. Specific agencies, program needs and senior citizens and resultant services.
255 EFFECTIVE WORKPLACE RELATNSHPS 3 credits
This course focuses on self-evaluation and development of skills for successful interaction with clients/inmates, peers, supervisors, and colleagues in other public service systems.
260 INTRODUCTION TO ADDICTION 3 credits
An overview of the continuum of use, abuse and dependency; theories of addiction; the impact of addiction on society; and the implications for professional practice.
261 ADDICTION TREATMENT 4 credits
Prerequisite: 2260:260. Survey of treatment approaches used in treatment of persons with addictions. Special emphasis on MET, Solution-Focused Therapy, Twelve-Step Facilitation and Cognitive-Behavioral approaches. Critical ethical/legal issues will be covered.
262 BASIC HELPING SKILLS 4 credits
Teaches micro skills through the use of didactic presentation, role play and videotaping; develops ability to give and receive feedback about effectiveness of helping others.
263 GROUP PRINCIPLES IN ADDICTION 3 credits
Prerequisite: 260. Introduces group concepts and dynamics, explores issues in addiction that influence group treatment and provides experiential opportunity for students to understand roles in a group.
264 ADDICTION & THE FAMILY 3 credits
Reviews theories and counseling techniques used in the assessment and treatment of the family system. Impact of addiction on child development, parenting, marital relationship, and other significant relationships will be explored.
265 WOMEN & ADDICTION 3 credits
Exploration of the social, psychological, physical and family aspects of addiction in women.
266 SOC SERV TECH CHILDRN & FAMILY 3 credits
Prerequisite: 122. Preparation for working with children individually and in their families. Content includes child development in relation to environmental factors, social policy concerns and helping interventions.
267 ADDIC ASSESS & TREAT PLAN 3 credits
Prerequisite: 260. Overview of screening, diagnosis and assessment procedures in the addiction field, including review of the most commonly used testing instruments. Implication for treatment planning is explored.
268 CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS 3 credits
Key concepts and evidence-based practices in the provision of services to people suffering from substance abuse as well as mental illness and behavioral disorders.
269 CRIMINAL JUSTICE & ADDICTION 3 credits
An introduction to the problems that exist with the treatment of the alcohol/drug offenders and issues relating to their transition back to the community.
270 RELAPSE PREVENTION 3 credits
A study of the concepts, evidence-based practices and strategies for relapse prevention with addictive behaviors.
271 BEHAVIORAL ADDICTIONS 3 credits
Introduction to understanding human behavior and physiological responses to compulsive behaviors other than dependencies on psychoactive chemicals. Several behavioral addictions will be explored.
273 CAREER ISSUES SOC SVC III 1 credits
Prerequisite: 171; corequisite: 122. Prepares students for fieldwork and future employment. Topics include resume development, job interviews and search strategies, working in organizations, supervision, safety, professionalism, and licensure requirements.
275 THERAPEUTIC ACTIVITIES 3 credits
Prerequisite: 150. Preparation for planning, adapting and implementing individual and group therapeutic activities to meet diverse psychological needs. Emphasizes program planning, motivational techniques and group work skills.
276 PRACT: THERAPEUTIC ACT 1 credits
Prerequisite: 150. Corequisite: 275. Supervised 90-hour experience in long-term care facility observing, planning and providing therapeutic activities. Students practice program planning, documentation and group work skills.
277 CASE MGT-COMMUNITY SERVIC 3 credits
Case by case study of Social Service delivery in six primary areas of Human Services. Emphasis on case management skills, documentation and ethics.
278 TECHNIQUES OF COMMUNITY WORK 4 credits
Prerequisite: 2020:121 or 3300:111. For those intending to work in community organizations in the United States and for others desiring an understanding of technical community service roles. Covers such topics as ethics, liability issues, communication and problem solving skills, values clarification, stress management systems theory, and assertive behavior.
279 TECH EXP COMMUN&SOCIAL SERVICE 5 credits
Prerequisite: 278 and permission. Individual placement in selected community and social service agencies for educationally supervised experience in community and social services technician position. Does not substitute for 7750:421 or 495.
281 RECRUIT & INTRVW OF VOLUNTEERS 3 credits
Prerequisite: 280 or permission. To provide knowledge for recruitment and interviewing of persons seeking volunteer positions. Will cover writing of volunteer job descriptions, methods of recruitment, techniques of interviewing; concentration on interviewing skills.
285 SOCIAL SERVICES PRACTICUM 1-2 credits
Prerequisite: 293. Corequisite: 294 Supervised fieldwork in a human service organization with a bi-weekly seminar. Students apply classroom learning to helping situations, test career interests, and gain practical, on-the-job experience.
286 ADDICTION SERVICES INTERNSHIP 2 credits
Prerequisites: permission of instructor. Integrates counselor assistant experience with fundamental concepts and skills from academic studies. Students are required to complete 200 hours of supervised field experience.
287 PRACT IN THERAP ACTIV & LT CAR 1-2 credits
Prerequisites: 122 or permission, 275, 293 or permission. Corequisite: 294. Supervised fieldwork in a long-term care facility that includes direct experience with one-on-one and group therapeutic activities, assessment, documentation, interdisciplinary care planning, and social services.
289 PRACT IN GERONT SOCIAL SVCS 1 credits
Prerequisites: 122, 150, and 293 or permission; Corequisite: 294 or permission. Supervised field placement in a community-based or institutional setting that focuses primarily on providing social services to older adults and their families.
290 ST: COMMUN SERVICES TECHNOLOGY 1-3 credits
Selected topics or subject areas of interest in community services technology.
293 FIELD WORK ORIENTATION 1 credits
Prerequisite: 172 or permission Corequisites: 122, 273 or permission. Students complete a self-assessment and application process for their first practicum and practice job search strategies and workplace competencies to prepare for and arrange it.
294 FIELD WORK EVALUATION 1-2 credits
Prerequisites: 273, 293 Corequisites: 285 or 287 or 289. Students complete assessments to demonstrate program competencies and evaluate their first practicum to assist in determining appropriate learning experiences for their second practicum.
297 INDP STUDY: COMMUNITY SERVICES 1-3 credits
Prerequisite: permission. Selected topics and special areas of study under the supervision and evaluation of a selected faculty member with whom specific arrangements have been made.

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