Credit Course Schedules

Human Services - Spring 2020

Intro to Family Systems — 3617
HUS 1280 – 3 credits
Leanna C. Luka-Conley

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. Prerequisite/Corequisite: ENG 1510. J fall, spring; C fall. Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

Jan 16 – Mar 5 Thu 8:00 pm – 9:45 pm
Generalist Practice Skills — 3075
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. Prerequisite: HUS 1210 (not required if pursuing the Certificate in Addictions Counseling). J spring, occasionally fall; C spring, occasionally fall. Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

Technology Center 311
Jan 14 – May 14 Tue, Thu 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Field Placement I-Social Work — 3077
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. Prerequisite: 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; Application required; must be a program major. Social science majors transferring to a four-year social work of human services program may also apply. J fall, spring; C fall, spring. Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

Technology Center 231
Jan 13 – May 14 Tue 2:40 pm – 4:20 pm
Field Placement I-Social Work — 3078
HUS 2210 – 0 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. Prerequisite: 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; Application required; must be a program major. Social science majors transferring to a four-year social work of human services program may also apply. J fall, spring; C fall, spring. Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

Technology Center 231
Jan 13 – May 14 Tue 2:40 pm – 4:20 pm
Field Placement: Addictions I — 3079
HUS 2215 – 5 credits
Francis G. Lachappelle

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. Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

Technology Center 231
Jan 13 – May 14 Tue 2:40 pm – 4:20 pm
Field Placement: Addictions I — 3080
HUS 2215 – 0 credits
Francis G. Lachappelle

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. Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

Technology Center 231
Jan 13 – May 14 Tue 2:40 pm – 4:20 pm
Interviewing and Counseling — 3076
HUS 2230 – 3 credits
Francis G. Lachappelle

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. J fall, spring; C spring. Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

Technology Center 311
Jan 14 – May 14 Tue, Thu 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Policy And Organization — 3545
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. Prerequisite: ENG 1530, HUS 1210; Sophomore standing. Recommended to be taken with or following an internship. J fall, spring; C spring. Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

Technology Center 204
Jan 13 – May 14 Mon, Wed 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm