The human services program prepares students for employment in a variety of social service settings Texas Department of Human Services, United Way agencies, nursing homes, MHMR, substance abuse treatment centers, etc. Both a certificate and associate degree programs are available.   Here you will find the Human Services syllabi for the Spring 2009 semester.

PROBLEMS OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS (CMSW 1309)
Examination of the particular problems of youth and their implications for the delivery of social services. Emphasis on social service institutions of a preventative and rehabilitative nature.

BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION AND COGNITIVE DISORDER  (CMSW 1341) - Monday evenings
BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION AND COGNITIVE DISORDER  (CMSW 1341) - Mon, Wed, Fri
In-depth study of the theories and principles of behavioral science and skill development in the methods of modifying and controlling behavior. Clinical and personal settings. Emphasis on techniques as managing self-behavior. Topics include stimulus controls, shaping, relaxation training, reinforcement scheduling and token economies.

ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR (CMSW 1345)
A study of the process used to formulate diagnoses of mental disorders.

FAMILIES INTERVENTION STRATEGIES (CMSW 1353)
Overview of professionally recognized family intervention systems. Topics include theorists in the field and personal awareness.

PHARMACOLOGY OF ADDICTION (DAAC 1304)
Psychological, physiological, and sociological effects of mood altering substances and behaviors and their implications for the addiction process are discussed. Emphasis is placed on pharmacological effects of tolerance, dependency/withdrawal, cross addiction, and drug interaction.

ASSESSMENT SKILL OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ADDICTIONS (DAAC 1309)
Examines procedures by which a counselor/program identifies and evaluates an individual's strengths and weaknesses, problems, needs which will be used in the development of a treatment plan. Prepares the student to appropriately explain assessment results and individual rights to clients.

COUNSELING THEORIES  (DAAC 1311)
An introduction to major theories of various modalties including reality therapy, psycho-dynamic, grief therapy, client-centered therapy, rational-emotive therapy, cognitive-behavioral approaches such as life skills training, behavior modification, and the introduction to experimental therapies as they relate to detoxification, residential, outpatient, and extended treatment.

BASIC COUNSELING SKILLS  (DAAC 1317)
This course is designed to facilitate development of the basic communication skills necessary to develop an effective helping relationship with clients. Includes the utilization of special skills to assist individuals, families, or groups in achieving objectives through exploration of a problem and its ramifications, examination of attitudes and feelings; consideration of alternative solutions; and decision-making.


CLINICAL - ALCOHOL/DRUG ABUSE COUNSELING  (DAAC 2160)
A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Requires liability insurance.

CLINICAL - ALCOHOL/DRUG ABUSE COUNSELING  (DAAC 2260)
A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Requires liability insurance.

COUNSELING ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ADDICTIONS  (DAAC 2341)
Special skills and techniques in the application of counseling skills for the Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) client. Development and utilization of advanced treatment planning and management. Includes review of confidentiality and ethical issues.

DYNAMICS OF GROUP COUNSELING (DAAC 2354)
Exploration of group counseling skills, techniques, and stages of group development.

CLINICAL - ALCOHOL/DRUG ABUSE COUNSELING  (DAAC 2360)
A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Requires liability insurance.

INTERNSHIP - SOCIAL WORK (SCWK 2186)
A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer. Requires liability insurance.

INTERNSHIP - SOCIAL WORK (SCWK 2286)
A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer. Requires liability insurance.

INTERNSHIP - SOCIAL WORK (SCWK 2386)
A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer. Requires liability insurance.
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