Counseling and Human Services
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CHS 111 - (S) Introduction to Human Adjustment 3 cr.
Introduction to human adjustment throughout the lifespan. Focuses on discrimination of normal and abnormal behavioral and emotional responses to developmental life stages and to common developmental concerns.
CHS 112 - Human Services Systems 3 cr.
Examines the human-services systems and institutions which have evolved as a response to human need. Explores both the effect of social problems on individuals and families and the service systems designed to alleviate such problems. Includes community based learning component.
CHS 241 - (D) Case Management and Interviewing 3 cr.
The role of the human-services professional as a case manager or coordinator of services is examined. Initial interviewing skills and techniques are discussed with an emphasis on case conceptualization, problem identification, goal selection, evaluation, and follow-up. Includes community based learning component.
CHS 242 - Counseling Theories 3 cr.
The role of the human-services professional as an individual counselor or caseworker is examined. Theories and techniques as well as problems in individual counseling are explored.
CHS 284 - Special Topics 3 cr.
Courses developed to provide in-depth coverage of specific topics in human services. Course title will be provided in advance of registration. May be used only twice to satisfy major or minor elective requirement.
CHS 293 - (W,EPW) Research Methods in Counseling and Human Services 3 cr.
An introduction to research methodology as applied to problems in human-services agencies and settings. Specific topics include descriptive, experimental, and quasi-experimental research methods. Emphasis is placed on development of the student’s ability to be a critical consumer of research in human services.
CHS 322 - Cognitive Disabilities 3 cr.
Etiology, assessment, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cognitive disabilities are presented. This course examines both student and societal beliefs concerning persons with cognitive disabilities. The implications of living with cognitive disabilities will be explored and the impact of disability culture as a means to facilitate the empowerment of children and adults with cognitive disabilities will be presented.
CHS 323 - Psychiatric Rehabilitation 3 cr.
Examination of the problems associated with mental and emotional disturbances are presented. Emphasis is placed on contemporary modalities of rehabilitation as they relate to community mental-health programs, and innovative non-medical treatment approaches. Critical issues in mental health will be discussed.
CHS 325 - Psychosocial Aspects of Disordered Eating 3 cr.
Designed to introduce students to the clinical descriptions of disordered eating and eating disorders along with knowledge of their complex nature. This course will explore: biopsychosocial factors, medical and psychosocial consequences, and possible treatment modalities including prevention.
CHS 327 - Introduction to Professional School Counseling 3 cr.
This course introduces undergraduate students to the school counseling profession, a master’s degree-level counseling specialization. An overview of the roles and responsibilities of Professional School Counselors, an introduction to the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model®, and exposure to contemporary issues within the profession will be presented.
CHS 328 - CHS in P-12 Schools
(Prerequisites: Junior or Senior Standing)
This course introduces students to the roles and responsibilities of various counseling and human services professionals in P-12 schools. Students will develop an understanding of the varied support systems that exist within schools and will learn important skills to maximize collaboration and optimize the learning environment for all students.
CHS 330 - Introduction to Art Therapy 3 cr.
Provides a broad overview of the field of art therapy. The work of art therapists will be discussed along with the history, theory, practice, populations and applications of the field. The course will be presented through lectures, readings and hand-on experiential work.
CHS 331 - Health and Behavior 3 cr.
Focuses on stress which affects thoughts, emotions, and the body. Stress diseases of adaption include cancer, Type A Behavior, GI tract disorders along with stress-related thought disorders and emotional disturbances. Students learn to apply relaxation, cognitive restructuring and record-keeping in the treatment of their own as well as others’ health.
CHS 333 - (D) Multiculturalism in Counseling and Human Services 3 cr.
Focuses on current social and cultural issues in human services and related fields. Human development in a multicultural and diverse society will be examined and the basic objectives and dimensions of multicultural intervention will be defined. Student self-awareness of values, attitudes, and beliefs will be emphasized. Includes community based learning component.
CHS 334 - Marital and Family Counseling 3 cr.
Theories of family counseling will be presented with specific attention to the structural and strategic approaches. A variety of family counseling techniques and stages will be learned through the use of role play and videotaping. The utilization of family counseling will be discussed.
CHS 335 - Administration in Human Services 3 cr.
Focuses on the development of skills and knowledge related to program and organizational development, and community-wide planning in human services. Topics include organizational theory applied to human-services settings, consultation, supervision, planning, funding and training.
CHS 337 - (W, D) Counseling Girls and Women 3 cr.
This course is designed to explore the topic of counseling girls and women in a sociocultural, historical, and multicultural context. Through the examination of the history of women (e.g., social construction of gender, identity) from a self-in-relation foundation, and feminist counseling and its role in de-pathologizing the importance of relationships to girls and women will be explored.
CHS 338 - Poverty, Homelessness and Social Justice 3 cr.
Focuses on developing and understanding of the social, historical and political dimensions of poverty and homelessness in the U.S. and explores the implications for distributive justice. Students assess the effectiveness of the social policies and programs created to combat poverty and homelessness, and participate in course-required service learning and social action projects.
CHS 339 - Counseling Boys and Men
(Prerequisites: CHS 111 , CHS 241 )
Focuses on the development of boys and men and the social construction of masculinity within social and historical perspectives. The impact of culture on development and the needs of boys and men that result receive special attention. The role of the counselor in working with boys and men will be explored.
CHS 340 - Career Seminar
(Majors only; Prerequisite for CHS 380 )
Designed to introduce the student in the Counseling and Human Services curriculum to counseling, human development and human-services occupations. Short- and long-term goals are examined in preparation for internship, employment or further study.
CHS 341 - Group Dynamics 3 cr.
A basic understanding of group dynamics and individual behavior in groups is presented. Methods of developing and organizing group programs are stressed. Students participate in a group experience. Includes community based learning component.
CHS 342 - Foundations of Rehabilitation 3 cr.
Students will develop sensitivity, appreciation and understanding of what it means to have a disability. Topics covered will include federal, state and community mandates, independent-living concepts, and the basic principles of rehabilitation. A comprehensive review of the variety of rehabilitation programs is provided. Ethical decision-making will be integrated into the course and students will learn to practice with cultural sensitivity. Site visits to rehabilitation agencies and applied experiences will be conducted.
CHS 343 - Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Disabilities 3 cr.
Students will acquire knowledge and understanding of the medical, functional and psychosocial aspects of a wide array of disabilities. The emphasis will be holistic and person- centered. Curriculum components include learning medical terminology, the use of medical information and discussion of psychosocial aspects of disability. Students will have the opportunity to interact with persons with disabilities.
CHS 344 - Vocational Evaluation 3 cr.
This course focuses on the theme of assessment and employment of individuals with disabilities. Students will discover the impact of the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998 and the Americans with Disabilities Act on employment concerns of persons with disabilities. Students will compile and utilize assessment information such as prior records, test results, work samples and situational assessment.
CHS 360 - Individual Assessment
(Prerequisite: a statistics course e.g. PSYC 210 is required)
Introduces principles of test construction, administration, and interpretation. Promotes understanding of assessment in counseling/human services and human resources. Emphasis is placed on competency development in evaluation and interpretation of ability, interest, personality, and performance assessments with experiential components. Ethical and legal issues, historical considerations, and assessment for diverse populations are reviewed.
CHS 375 - (W) Counseling Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons
(Pre-requisite: Junior Standing)
Examines development of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) persons and culture. Intersections of sexual orientation and gender identity with variables including race spirituality/religion, and disability are emphasized. Myths, stereotypes, and implications of managing marginalized identities are reviewed along with strategies to provide affirmative services to GLBT persons.
CHS 380 - Internship in Counseling and Human Services
(Prerequisite: CHS 340 )
The internship is a significant clinical and educational experience. It provides both a supervised practical experience in the student’s field and an opportunity to integrate knowledge and skills. Students will spend a minimum of 150 hours in the field placement. (Prerequisite for CHS 481 )
CHS 421 - Addictions 3 cr.
An integrated biophysical model of addition and recovery is described. Approaches to assessment, treatment and relapse prevention are covered.
CHS 422 - Substance-Abuse Education 3 cr.
Design, implementation, and evaluation of substance-abuse education and prevention programs.
CHS 423 - Issues in Substance Abuse 3 cr.
Legal and health consequences of substance abuse are examined. Special attention is given to the role of family dynamics, recovery process, dual disorders and ethics in the counseling process.
CHS 439 - Spirituality in Counseling and Human Services 3 cr.
This course will assist students in understanding various models of spirituality and their potential integration into the counseling process. Critical reflection on a variety of diverse spiritual perspectives and their implications for human services practice is encouraged. Current research in the area of spirituality and counseling is examined.
CHS 440 - Job Development 3 cr.
An awareness of the changing world of work will be the backdrop for job analysis, labor-market surveys, vocational adjustment, job development and job placement. Students will be exposed to both traditional and current models of employment for individuals with disabilities. Coordination of services with collaborating agencies (e.g., social, financial and vocational) will be included. Rehabilitation technology and adapted computer applications will be emphasized.
CHS 441 - (W,EPW) Crisis Intervention 3 cr.
Theory and practice of crisis intervention as applied to common crisis situations such as suicide, battering, violent behavior, post- traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, sexual assault, and personal loss. Includes community based learning component.
CHS 459 - Spirituality in Counseling and Human Services 3 cr.
This course assists students in understanding various models of spirituality and their potential integration into the counseling process. Critical reflection on a variety of diverse spiritual perspectives for human services practice is encouraged. Current research is examined. (Course is typically offered in the Summer semester.)
CHS 480 - Internship in Rehabilitation Services
(Prerequisite: CHS 380 and clearances are required)
The internship is specifically designed for students in the Rehabilitation Services concentration. Students will spend a minimum of 200 hours in their field placement. The internship provides a practical experience in the rehabilitation field and an opportunity to integrate course knowledge.
CHS 481 - Advanced Internship in Counseling and Human Services
(Prerequisite: CHS 380 )
This advanced internship in Counseling and Human Services involves 200 hours in a community agency or organization. This course is required.