Human Services

  • HUS 1210 Intro to Human Services

    Students will examine the philosophy and goals of human services: social welfare, social work, and early childhood education, and be introduced to the historical, political, and social perspectives of human services. Programs designed to meet common human needs and alleviate social problems are identified and differences among programs including those of other countries are discussed. Methods and theories of intervention are studied with an emphasis on diversity of target populations. Through case studies, guest speakers, and agency visits, students are introduced to the human service career and generalist practice. Corequisite: ENG 1510 or Eligibility: ENG 1530; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+. Master Course Syllabus

  • HUS 1220 Poverty/Social Class/America

    This course examines the nature and extent of poverty in the United States, including the causes of poverty, poverty measurement, and beginning intervention strategies for individuals, communities, and professionals. Students will analyze a framework for understanding socio-economic diversity, and use the strengths perspective to improve instruction and service delivery to populations in need. This course is appropriate for anyone working with people in generational poverty, including those in the fields of education, human services, criminal justice, and the health care professions. This course integrates theory with practical intervention strategies. Eligibility ENG 1510 and a score of 70+ on the Accuplacer test. Master Course Syllabus

  • HUS 1280 Intro to Family Systems

    Students will examine the systems theory approach to family organization and functioning, integrating the theory and beginning clinical interventions used in working with families. Topics include the family life cycle, family structure, assessment techniques, family crises, and parent-child interaction. Corequisite: ENG 1510 or Eligibility: ENG 1530; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+. Master Course Syllabus

  • HUS 1310 Studies/Alcohol/Chem Depend

    Students will examine the physical and pharmacological effects resulting from the use and abuse of alcohol and other substances. Topics include alcohol use and abuse, alcoholism, the disease concept, recent research theories about alcoholism and other substances, and other relevant social issues. The New York State Division of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse has reviewed this course and found it consistent with approved standards for 45 hours of CASAC counselor education/training. Provider number ED0056AL OASAS. Eligibility: ENG 1530; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+. Master Course Syllabus

  • HUS 1410 Generalist Practice Skills

    Students will be introduced to the fundamental skills, techniques, and strategies used in the helping professions. Students will develop and practice each step in the case management process from engagement to termination. Utilizing a systems framework, students will learn to interview and assess client needs, identify community resources, and apply problem solving strategies and evidence-based interventions. Students will further explore the legal and ethical responsibilities of the practitioner, and demonstrate documentation skills involved in service planning. Students will learn to present in a case conference and explore methods for evaluating client success and helper effectiveness. Corequisite: ENG 1530 and Prerequisite: HUS 1210 (not required if pursuing the Certificate in Addictions Counseling). Master Course Syllabus

  • HUS 2010 Human Services Internship

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  • HUS 2210 Field Placement I-Social Work

    Students will gain practical experience participating in a minimum of 135 hours of supervised work in a human service agency. Students will also participate in a weekly seminar which focuses on developing knowledge of agency networking, teamwork, applied ethics, and communication skills. The seminar also focuses on students' experiences, problems, and special interests. The student, faculty coordinator, and agency supervisor work together to develop an appropriate learning experience for the student. Students are responsible for assigned readings and a weekly written log of the field experience in addition to other assignments. Prerequisites: HUS 1210 with a C or better, a minimum of 3 credits of human services electives with a C or better, HUS 1410, and permission of the human services faculty; Corequisite: ENG 1530. Application required; must be a program major. Social science majors transferring to a four-year social work or human services program may also apply. Master Course Syllabus

  • HUS 2215 Field Placement I: Addictions

    Students will gain practical experience participating in a minimum of 135 hours of supervised work in an OASAS approved addiction setting under the supervision of a qualified health practitioner (QHP). All students will fulfill a learning contract which includes practical training in the following areas: Screening, intake, orientation, assessment, evaluation and intervention, referral, treatment planning, counseling, crisis intervention, patient education, case management, reporting and record keeping, and consultation with other professionals. Students will participate in a weekly seminar which focuses on developing knowledge of agency networking, teamwork, applied ethics, communication skills, and integration of theory with practice. The seminar also focuses on students' experiences, problems, and special interests. Students are responsible for assigned readings and a weekly written log of the field experience in addition to other assignments. Prerequisite: HUS 1310 (with a C or better), HUS 1410, and a minimum of three additional credits of Addictions core coursework or demonstrated employment. J fall, spring; C fall, spring. Master Course Syllabus

  • HUS 2220 Field Placement II

    Students will gain practical experience participating in a minimum of 135 hours of supervised work in a different agency or using a higher skill set than used in HUS 2210. Students will also participate in a weekly seminar which focuses on learning to develop a helping relationship. Students will learn about the characteristics of the helper and client, and techniques of helping that are appropriate to their agency situations. Opportunities for analysis of personal characteristics and development of skills in the helping relationship will be provided during both practicum and seminar. Students are responsible for assigned readings and a weekly written log of the field experience in addition to other assignments. Prerequisites: HUS 22l0 with a C or better and permission of the human services faculty. Application required; must be a program major. Master Course Syllabus

  • HUS 2230 Interviewing and Counseling

    Students will develop entry level interviewing skills appropriate for work in human services agencies. Counseling theory and techniques of interviewing are emphasized. Students will learn about the therapeutic relationship, non-verbal and verbal communication, multicultural interviewing, and crisis intervention. A variety of clinical techniques are discussed through role playing and case discussions. Prerequisite: PSY 1510; Corequisite: ENG 1510 or Eligibility: ENG 1530; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+. Master Course Syllabus

  • HUS 2250 Policy And Organization

    Expanding on concepts introduced in HUS 1210, the student will demonstrate knowledge of the development and analysis of social policy. Current issues and problems in the organization and delivery of social services to diverse populations are examined with linkage to the historical perspectives. Comparisons with European social welfare programs will be made. The relationship of social and professional values to policy formulation and analysis is stressed. As part of student research teams, students will produce a written policy analysis of a major social welfare/education policy. An Internet research refresher session is included. Prerequisites: ENG 1530, HUS 1210, and sophomore standing. Should be taken with or following an internship. Master Course Syllabus

  • HUS 2340 Working with Adolescents

    Students will explore the characteristics, problems, and needs of adolescents, with emphasis on the techniques and skills necessary for working with them in a variety of settings - recreational, educational, and therapeutic. Topics include a look at treatment facilities, mental health, substance abuse, and the dynamics of delinquency. Corequisite: ENG 1530 and PSY 1510 or HUS 1210; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+. Master Course Syllabus

  • HUS 2370 Intro to Gerontology

    Students will examine an interdisciplinary perspective of the aging process and the social environments of older adults. Physical, psychological, and social changes are covered. Topics include theories of aging, demographic changes, ageism, vulnerable populations, and problems of income, retirement, housing, and health care. Emphasis is on the particular needs of the older adult and the resources and services available nationally and locally. Field trip included. Prerequisite: HUS 1210, PSY 1510, or SOC 1510; Corequisite: ENG 1510 or Eligibility: ENG 1530; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+. Master Course Syllabus

  • HUS 2380 Working with Older Adults

    Students will focus on attitudes, knowledge, and methods by which the human service caregiver can offer direct services to the older adult. Topics include enabling the elderly to maintain normal roles and continuity of life, coping mechanisms in adapting to age, counseling with older adults, dynamics of institutional life, principles of long-term care, developing therapeutic environments in communities and institutions, and service programs for older adults. Corequisite: ENG 1510 or Eligibility: ENG 1530; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+. Master Course Syllabus

  • HUS 2400 Ethics/Issues-Addiction Servic

    Students will develop a personal and professional framework for ethical action and become more effective in addressing ethical issues in the field of addictions counseling. This course addresses ethics for counselors in the field of chemical dependency and other addictions by presenting an overview of ethical thought and the basics of ethical decision making. The major focus will be professional ethics as they relate to addictions counseling, and on the CASAC canon of ethics. This course is intended to deepen the student's awareness of new and emerging ethical issues and provide the tools necessary for the entry-level professional. Eligibility: ENG 1530; Prerequisite: HUS 1310. J spring; C spring. Master Course Syllabus

  • HUS 2430 Alcohol/Chem Depend:Treatment

    Builds on previous alcoholism and substance abuse courses to provide an overview of methods used in the field of chemical dependency. Specific focus is on the primary skills required of counselors: group and individual counseling, treatment planning, diagnostic assessment, psycho-social assessment, and case management. The course assumes a working knowledge of alcoholism and other addictions and a prior course in interviewing is suggested. The New York State Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse has reviewed this course and found it consistent with approved standards for 45 hours of education/training for the CASAC. Provider number ED0056AL OASAS. Prerequisite: HUS 1310 or extensive employment in a chemical dependency agency. Prior interviewing course suggested. B.S. and M.S. level individuals are permitted to enroll if they have prior counseling education. HUS 1280 and HUS 2230 recommended. Master Course Syllabus