Human Services - Spring 2018

Generalist Practice Skills — 3096
HUS 1410 – 3 credits
Francis G. Lachappelle

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

Cattaraugus County Campus

Technology Center 209
Jan 17 – May 17 Mon, Wed 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Field Placement I-Social Work — 3605
HUS 2210 – 5 credits
Francis G. Lachappelle

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

Cattaraugus County Campus

Technology Center 231
Jan 18 – May 17 Thu 2:40 pm – 4:20 pm
Field Placement II — 3609
HUS 2220 – 5 credits
Francis G. Lachappelle

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

Cattaraugus County Campus

Technology Center 204
Jan 16 – May 17 Tue 2:40 pm – 4:20 pm
Interviewing and Counseling — 3099
HUS 2230 – 3 credits
Rodney A. Valandra

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

Cattaraugus County Campus

Technology Center 310
Jan 16 – May 17 Tue, Thu 11:30 am – 12:45 pm
Policy And Organization — 3148
HUS 2250 – 3 credits
Catherine A. Iannello

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

Cattaraugus County Campus

Technology Center 204
Jan 17 – May 17 Mon, Wed 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm