Classes for Human Services, Psychology & Addiction Studies

  • Designed for the beginning Social Work and Addiction Studies major, students will examine the social work field, understanding the nature, scope, and functions of the helping professions (e.g. social services, family and child welfare, criminal justice, addictions and mental health), and the role of the individual as a social work professional. Topics including professional ethics, confidentiality, crisis intervention and cultural competency are also covered. (Formerly HS 101) FALL

  • Second-year Chemical Addiction Studies students will gain a comprehensive understanding and application of addiction counseling, current therapeutic trends, strategies, and modalities used in addiction disorders, to facilitate the development of addiction counseling competencies associated with positive treatment outcomes, and increase students competence relative to providing addiction evaluation, education and treatment services. Emphasis will be placed on developing and practicing addiction counseling skills. Students will be introduced to different theoretical models and explore a variety of treatment approaches through videos, lecture, and journaling in an experiential project. Can be taken concurrently with CAS 250.

  • Second year Chemical Addiction Studies and Human Services majors will be introduced to assessment, evaluation, and case management procedures. Outcomes include a demonstrated ability to understand, describe, administer and interpret the various testing and evaluation tools used in human services and addiction counseling. A thorough review of intervention strategies and the importance of documentation are also incorporated into lecture and classroom activities including completion of a comprehensive case file on an identified case study subject. For Addiction Studies students, this class can be taken concurrently with CAS 242.

  • This is an introductory course for students with an interest in psychology. Students will learn the pat, present and future of psychology. Student will also learn to apply knowledge gained through self-inventories. In addition, students will demonstrate knowledge of human behavior in all aspects of life and define the scientific method and its application to psychology.

  • Outcomes for this course include a comprehensive understanding of specific classes of drugs, the study of substance use and abuse, as well as personal and societal attitudes and responses toward the drug phenomenon. Modes of treatment and prevention, the addictions process, causality, assessment and diagnosis are also covered as well as the interaction of drugs

  • Second year students will study human growth from conception to adolescence including physical, cognitive, personality, and social development.  In addition, students will examine the applications, theories and latest research data in this area.  Students will gain hands-on knowledge of child development by completing several out-of-class observations.

    Prerequisites: Psyx 100

  • Second year students will examine current data on adult aging and development.  Students will learn to identify physical, intellectual, emotional, and social developmental issues related to the aging adult.  In
    addition, students will discuss multicultural aspects of adult development. This course will be delivered as a Blended Course—utilizing distance learning and Moodle for assignments, tests, and discussions.

  • Designed for 2nd year Human Services, Psychology, and Addiction Studies students, this course is an in-depth exploration of the abusive cycle theory of individuals and families for second year students.  The main focus is physical abuse, but students will also explore the causes of psychological, sexual and emotional abuse of children as well as relationships.  In addition, students will discuss intervention strategies. Offered: Spring semester. Prerequisite: PSYX 100