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HS101 Addiction Pharmacology and Physiology
Explains how alcohol and other drugs are processed in the body and the brain (pharmacology). Includes information on the physiological effects of alcohol and other drugs (AOD) on the human body and the possible implications for the treatment and prevention of problems that arise from their use. F, W, Sp, Su
4 Credits

HS103 Ethics for Human Services
Introduces professional issues , codes of ethics, Federal and State laws, and regulations associated with the field of human services, traditional health workers, and substance use treatment. Explores factors related to ethical service delivery and the adaptation of helping strategies cross-culturally. Prerequisite: HS150 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W, Sp
3 Credits

HS105 Cultural Elements in Providing Services to Latino Populations
Increases cultural understanding and develops personal and professional clinical skills in working effectively with Latino clients in addiction and other treatment settings. Provides participants with an opportunity to learn and practice incorporating information into everyday clinical processes through activities and case study scenarios. Sp
1 Credits

HS120 Alzheimer s Disease: Coping and Caring
Presents information about Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias, exploring the disease process including the stages of Alzheimer's and associated behaviors. Focuses on the Best Friends approach to care-giving; addressing issues which families, caregivers, and case managers must attend to. Promotes the individual's adaptation and addressing issues of self-esteem and fear. Offered as needed
3 Credits

HS122 Women and Chemical Dependency Treatment
Explores the historical, sociological and physiological implications of women and chemical dependency. Offered as needed.
2 Credits

HS129 Grief, Loss, and Transition
Explores individual attitudes, beliefs, misconceptions, and responses toward death, dying, trauma, and out-of-sequences losses. Includes therapeutic tools used by professionals in assessing and addressing grief and mourning. Offers information on professionalism boundaries, compassion fatigue, and the importance of dealing with personal unresolved issues. Class is highly interactive. Offered as needed
3 Credits

HS140 Addressing Client Violence
Introduces the recognition, prevention, and management of clients demonstrating aggressive behavior. Stresses prevention of violence through early intervention and includes information on pre-aggression warning signs, as well as practice with defusing behavior. Sp
1 Credits

HS141 Nicotine Dependence Treatment
Provides an overview of the science of nicotine addiction, how it is similar and different to other addictions, and the assessment tools and treatment planning suggested in integrating treatment. Covers pharmacological supports available to aid in treatment. Designed for the chemical dependency treatment professional and students in the Addiction Studies Program. Offered as Needed
1 Credits

HS150 Personal Effectiveness in HS
Develops knowledge and skills to improve personal effectiveness. Uses individual and small group exercises to improve skills in self-awareness, communication, values clarification, problem solving, and conflict management. Concurrent enrollment in HS170 suggested. Prerequisite:Enrollment in the Human Services Program. F, W
3 Credits

HS151 Compulsive Gambling
Covers basic information concerning problem gambling and its consequences. Focuses on the stages of progression from recreational to pathological gambling. Addresses screening, diagnosis, intervention and treatment. Prerequisite: HS101with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed.
1 Credits

HS152 Stress Management
Provides information on managing stress in all settings. Teaches relaxation techniques and their impact on health and well-being. Covers a variety of the major relaxation techniques and emphasizes the analysis of life stressors and the development of a personalized stress management plan. F, W, Sp, Su
1 Credits

HS155 Fundamentals of Interviewing
Introduces students to theory, intentional and motivational interviewing, and advocacy as a foundation for developing basic counseling skills. Prerequisite: HS150 and HS170, each with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W, Sp
3 Credits

HS156 Counseling Theories
Introduces the major counseling theories that have demonstrated effectiveness with substance disorders and a variety of mental health issues. Presents an overview of ten specific theories, their founders, key concepts, techniques and appropriate applications. F, W
3 Credits

HS158 Trauma Informed Management Care
Introduces the sources and characteristics, and the acute and long-term impact of trauma on individuals, couples, and families in a developmental, biosocial context. Explores effects on those working with trauma survivors and the inadvertent retraumatization of victims by the social service system. Introduces crisis management strategies in the context of a trauma-informed practice. Discusses policy and advocacy issues. Provides framework for crisis recognition/response and intervention with people experiencing trauma symptoms. Students will analyze and practice using a trauma-informed framework designed to work successfully with trauma survivors in multiple settings, including how to recognize and respond to crisis. Examines key elements necessary to provide trauma-informed interventions and examples of trauma-informed services. W, Sp, Offered as needed
3 Credits

HS170 Introduction to Practicum
Provides the background and specific skills needed to select and succeed in the practicum placement. Introduces the history and values of community resources designed to meet the needs of vulnerable populations. Familiarizes students with local social service agencies and organizations to make appropriate referrals. Recommended: Concurrent enrollment in HS150. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Human Services program. F, W
4 Credits

HS171 Traditional Health Workers
Designed to meet most of the training requirements necessary to work in traditional health care roles such as peer wellness support, health system navigation, and community health. Focuses on the areas of outreach and mobilization, community and cultural outreach and liaising, case management, care coordination, system navigation, and health promotion and coaching. F
5 Credits

HS199U Supervising Chemical Dependency Professionals
Focuses on the teaching and mentoring aspects of clinical supervision in addiction treatment settings. Emphasizes the knowledge necessary for assessing the skills and methods used by counselors to facilitate improvement in treatment services for substance use disorders. Includes short presentations, demonstrations, small group activities and role-play practice. Prerequisite(s): Completion of Chemical Dependency Counselor education program at the associates, baccalaureate or masters level; current certification as an alcohol and drug abuse counselor; or concurrent enrollment in a chemical dependency counselor education program. Offered as needed.
2 Credits

HS199X Supervising Human Service Professionals
Focuses on the teaching and mentoring aspects of clinical supervision in human services settings. Emphasizes the knowledge necessary for assessing the skills and methods used by helping professionals to facilitate improvement in services. Includes short presentations, demonstrations, small group activities and role-play practice. Offered as needed
2 Credits

HS201 Addiction and the Family System
Presents basic information regarding addiction and its effects on the whole family. Focuses on the family system and dynamics related to coping with addiction and other chronic conditions that impact the family life cycle. Introduces the major schools of family therapy including strengths-based and solution-oriented approaches. Prerequisite: HS101 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp
3 Credits

HS205 Youth Addiction
Focuses on working with youth and substance use. Includes prevention, intervention, assessment, and continuing recovery techniques for individuals and groups. Prerequisite: HS101 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
3 Credits

HS206 Involuntary Clients, Criminality, and Substance Use Disorders
Assists Human Services workers to develop skills for clients with substance use disorders who may be court-ordered into treatment services, or who may have a history of inappropriate, possibly illegal behaviors with or without legal history, or who are under threat of some form of legal sanctions. Includes information on recognizing, confronting, and treating cognitive distortions. Prerequisite: HS101 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
3 Credits

HS207 Adult Children of Alcoholics and Addicts
Explores the relationship between growing up in a chemically-dependent or dysfunctional family and ensuing problems in adulthood. Discusses family dynamics, denial, relationships, work, social skills and feelings. Offered as needed
1 Credits

HS209 Co-Occurring Disorders
Covers basic information about integrated assessment and treatment for individuals with both substance use disorders and mental health conditions. Prerequisite: HS101; and HS266 or HS216; or consent of instructor (All prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C or better.) Sp
3 Credits

HS211 Wellness Counseling
Explores the relationship between alcohol and other drug abuse and infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, sexually-transmitted diseases(STIs), and hepatitis. Explores different health issues such as diabetes, asthma, obesity, and medication adherence. Examines personal issues/discomforts arising from frankly discussing sexual/health behaviors of clients. Provides counseling techniques for assisting clients to identify personal risk and practice harm reduction of STIs and other health issues. Recommended: HS101 and HS155, or concurrent enrollment. Prerequisite: HS 150 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, W, Sp
4 Credits

HS213 Multicultural Issues
Examines the effects of cultural differences on the client and human service provider. Increases awareness of cultural differences and the skills to develop and apply appropriate intervention strategies in cross-cultural situations. Focuses on course group work as a method to navigate cross-cultural interactions. Prerequisite: HS150 and HS155, each with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, W; CLCT
3 Credits

HS214 Advanced Interviewing and Counseling Skills
Introduces intentional interviewing. Focuses on developing advanced skills and strategies with significant opportunity for hands-on practice. Second of a two-course sequence. Prerequisite: HS155 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp
3 Credits

HS216 Clinical Screening, Assessment, and Treatment Planning
Introduces diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders as well as a non-substance related disorder. Provides a systematic approach to screening, assessment, identification of and placement in appropriate level of care, and treatment planning in order to determine the most appropriate initial course of action given the client’s needs, characteristics, and available resources. Provides significant opportunity for hands-on practice. Recommended: Concurrent enrollment in HS284-288. Prerequisite: HS214 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F
3 Credits

HS217 Group Counseling Skills
Presents strategies from accepted and culturally appropriate models for group counseling with clients with a variety of disorders including substance abuse. Focuses on the ethical use of groups as an effective therapeutic intervention. Addresses leadership behaviors, group formation and group stages. Recommended: Concurrent enrollment in HS284-288. Prerequisite: HS155 and HS260, each with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W
3 Credits

HS218A Group Processes A
Provides experiential group training designed for actual experience with the power of group process. Provides opportunities to learn about leadership, group stages, rules and norms as well as self-disclosure, roles and group skills. First course in a three-term sequence. Recommended: Concurrent enrollment in HS284-288. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Human Services program; and HS155 and HS260, each with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F
1 Credits

HS218B Group Processes B
Provides experiential group training designed for actual experience with the power of group process. Provides opportunities to learn about leadership, group stages, rules and norms as well as self-disclosure, roles and group skills. Second course in a three-term sequence. Recommended: Concurrent enrollment in HS284-288. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Human Services program; and HS218A with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W
1 Credits

HS218C Group Processes C
Provides experiential group training designed for actual experience with the power of group process. Provides opportunities to learn about leadership, group stages, rules and norms as well as self-disclosure, roles and group skills. Third course in a three-term sequence. Recommended: Concurrent enrollment in HS284-288. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Human Services program; and HS218B with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp
1 Credits

HS219 Client Records, Case Management, and Care Coordination
Covers the preparation of clinical documentation related to screening and intake processes, assessments, treatment plans, reports, progress notes, discharge summaries, using medical/behavioral health terminology and other client-related data and care coordination.. Applies State, HIPAA, ASAM, and other professionally relevant standards. Prerequisite: HS150, HS154, and HS170; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) Sp
3 Credits

HS223 Aging: Theory and Practice
Introduces the field of gerontology. Explores the relationship between the aging individual and society. Presents information on theory and practice, including: behavioral responses to the normal aging process, healthy adaptation to aging, substance use and disorders, and diagnosis and treatment of common organic and functional mental disorders. Examines how discrimination of the aging population arises from culturally defined meanings attributed to difference. Sp
3 Credits

HS260 Group Dynamics
Provides students with the theory and experience to work as effective members of small task groups. Defines and studies styles of leadership, member roles and diversity problem solving, decision-making, status and power, communication, and resolving conflicts/controversy. Offers students the opportunity to evaluate personal performance within a group. Prerequisite: HS150 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W, Sp
3 Credits

HS265 Casework Interviewing
Provides training in the casework interviewing skills needed for culturally sensitive human services work. Includes advanced interviewing skills, a strength based assessment process. Prerequisite: HS155 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F
3 Credits

HS266 Comprehensive Case Management
Provides theory and application in care coordination, systems navigation, casework and interviewing applied to diverse populations and cultures in human services. Includes interviewing for assessment, problem solving, planning, monitoring, crisis intervention and development of a case file. Prerequisite: HS265 with a grade of C or better for Human Services degree students; or consent of instructor. F, W
3 Credits

HS284A Practicum: Human Services-Addiction Studies
Provides experience working on-site in a human service agency to integrate field and classroom experiences. Offers Addiction Studies students two different practicum sites, each at least two terms in length, during the Addiction Studies degree acquisition. The second practicum is more comprehensive and provides an opportunity to develop more advanced skills. Students in the post-baccalaureate Addiction Counselor Certification Program remain at one site for three terms. Prerequisite: HS103, HS150, HS155, and HS170 for Human Services Addiction Studies (AS) degree students; or consent of instructor. Students in the Addiction Counselor Certification Preparation Post-Baccalaureate Program (ACCP) must have satisfactorily completed one term in the program including HS103 and HS155 or similar courses, and attend an orientation prior to consideration for practicum. Students must also register with the Addiction Counselor Certification Board of Oregon (ACCBO) prior to starting the first term of practicum. Students must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in HS216 (or HS217 once HS216 is completed) to commence (or continue in) practicum at a second site. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F, W, Sp, Su
4 Credits

HS284S Practicum: Human and Social Services
Provides experience working on-site in a human service agency to integrate field and classroom experiences. Offers Social Services students two different practicum sites, each at least two terms in length, during the Associate of Applied Science degree acquisition. The second-year practicum is more comprehensive and provides an opportunity to develop more advanced skills. Prerequisite: HS103, HS150, HS154, and HS170; or consent of instructor. Students must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in HS265 (or HS266 once HS265 is completed) to commence (or continue in) practicum at a second site. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F, W, Sp, Su
4 Credits

HS284T Practicum: Human Services - Traditional Health Worker
Provides experience working on-site in a human service agency to integrate field and classroom experiences. Offers Traditional Health Worker students a one-term practicum in the third term of the program. Prerequisite: HS150, HS154, and HS171. Students in the Traditional Health Worker Certificate of Completion program must take HS103 prior to starting their first practicum; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F, W, Sp, Su
4 Credits

HS285A Practicum: Human Services-Addiction Studies
Provides experience working on-site in a human service agency to integrate field and classroom experiences. Offers Addiction Studies students two different practicum sites, each at least two terms in length, during the Addiction Studies degree acquisition. The second practicum is more comprehensive and provides an opportunity to develop more advanced skills. Students in the post-baccalaureate Addiction Counselor Certification Program remain at one site for three terms. Prerequisite: HS103, HS150, HS155, and HS170 for Human Services Addiction Studies (AS) degree students; or consent of instructor. Students in the Addiction Counselor Certification Preparation Post-Baccalaureate Program (ACCP) must have satisfactorily completed one term in the program including HS103 and HS155 or similar courses, and attend an orientation prior to consideration for practicum. Students must also register with the Addiction Counselor Certification Board of Oregon (ACCBO) prior to starting the first term of practicum. Students must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in HS216 (or HS217 once HS216 is completed) to commence (or continue in) practicum at a second site. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F, W, Sp, Su
5 Credits

HS285S Practicum: Human and Social Services
Provides experience working on-site in a human service agency to integrate field and classroom experiences. Offers Social Services students two different practicum sites, each at least two terms in length, during the Associate of Applied Science degree acquisition. The second-year practicum is more comprehensive and provides an opportunity to develop more advanced skills. Prerequisite: HS103, HS150, HS154, and HS170; or consent of instructor. Students must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in HS265 (or HS266 once HS265 is completed) to commence (or continue in) practicum at a second site. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F, W, Sp, Su
5 Credits

HS285T Practicum: Human Services - Traditional Health Workers
Provides experience working on-site in a human service agency to integrate field and classroom experiences. Offers Traditional Health Worker students a one-term practicum in the third term of the program. Prerequisite: HS150, HS154, and HS171. Students in the Traditional Health Worker Certificate of Completion program must take HS103 prior to starting their first practicum; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F, W, Sp, Su
5 Credits

HS286A Practicum: Human Services-Addiction Studies
Provides experience working on-site in a human service agency to integrate field and classroom experiences. Offers Addiction Studies students two different practicum sites, each at least two terms in length, during the Addiction Studies degree acquisition. The second practicum is more comprehensive and provides an opportunity to develop more advanced skills. Students in the post-baccalaureate Addiction Counselor Certification Program remain at one site for three terms. Prerequisite: HS103, HS150, HS155, and HS170 for Human Services Addiction Studies (AS) degree students; or consent of instructor. Students in the Addiction Counselor Certification Preparation Post-Baccalaureate Program (ACCP) must have satisfactorily completed one term in the program including HS103 and HS155 or similar courses, and attend an orientation prior to consideration for practicum. Students must also register with the Addiction Counselor Certification Board of Oregon (ACCBO) prior to starting the first term of practicum. Students must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in HS216 (or HS217 once HS216 is completed) to commence (or continue in) practicum at a second site. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F, W, Sp, Su
6 Credits

HS286S Practicum: Human and Social Services
Provides experience working on-site in a human service agency to integrate field and classroom experiences. Offers Social Services students two different practicum sites, each at least two terms in length, during the Associate of Applied Science degree acquisition. The second-year practicum is more comprehensive and provides an opportunity to develop more advanced skills. Prerequisite: HS103, HS150, HS154, and HS170; or consent of instructor. Students must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in HS265 (or HS266 once HS265 is completed) to commence (or continue in) practicum at a second site. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F, W, Sp, Su
6 Credits

HS287A Practicum: Human Services-Addiction Studies
Provides experience working on-site in a human service agency to integrate field and classroom experiences. Offers Addiction Studies students two different practicum sites, each at least two terms in length, during the Addiction Studies degree acquisition. The second practicum is more comprehensive and provides an opportunity to develop more advanced skills. Students in the post-baccalaureate Addiction Counselor Certification Program remain at one site for three terms. Prerequisite:HS103, HS150, HS155, and HS170 for Human Services Addiction Studies (AS) degree students; or consent of instructor. Students in the Addiction Counselor Certification Preparation Post-Baccalaureate Program (ACCP) must have satisfactorily completed one term in the program including HS103 and HS155 or similar courses, and attend an orientation prior to consideration for practicum. Students must also register with the Addiction Counselor Certification Board of Oregon (ACCBO) prior to starting the first term of practicum. Students must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in HS216 (or HS217 once HS216 is completed) to commence (or continue in) practicum at a second site. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F, W, Sp, Su
7 Credits

HS287S Practicum: Human and Social Services
Provides experience working on-site in a human service agency to integrate field and classroom experiences. Offers Social Services students two different practicum sites, each at least two terms in length, during the Associate of Applied Science degree acquisition. The second-year practicum is more comprehensive and provides an opportunity to develop more advanced skills. Prerequisite: HS103, HS150, HS154, and HS170; or consent of instructor. Students must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in HS265 (or HS266 once HS265 is completed) to commence (or continue in) practicum at a second site. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F, W, Sp, Su
7 Credits

HS288A Practicum: Human Services-Addiction Studies
Provides experience working on-site in a human service agency to integrate field and classroom experiences. Offers Addiction Studies students two different practicum sites, each at least two terms in length, during the Addiction Studies degree acquisition. The second practicum is more comprehensive and provides an opportunity to develop more advanced skills. Students in the post-baccalaureate Addiction Counselor Certification Program remain at one site for three terms. Prerequisite: HS103, HS150, HS155, and HS170 for Human Services Addiction Studies (AS) degree students; or consent of instructor. Students in the Addiction Counselor Certification Preparation Post-Baccalaureate Program (ACCP) must have satisfactorily completed one term in the program including HS103 and HS155 or similar courses, and attend an orientation prior to consideration for practicum. Students must also register with the Addiction Counselor Certification Board of Oregon (ACCBO) prior to starting the first term of practicum. Students must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in HS216 (or HS217 once HS216 is completed) to commence (or continue in) practicum at a second site. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F, W, Sp, Su
8 Credits

HS288S Practicum: Human and Social Services
Provides experience working on-site in a human service agency to integrate field and classroom experiences. Offers Social Services students two different practicum sites, each at least two terms in length, during the Associate of Applied Science degree acquisition. The second-year practicum is more comprehensive and provides an opportunity to develop more advanced skills. Prerequisite: HS103, HS150, HS154, and HS170; or consent of instructor. Students must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in HS265 (or HS266 once HS265 is completed) to commence (or continue in) practicum at a second site. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F, W, Sp, Su
8 Credits