[ARCHIVED CATALOG] 2013-2014 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    Jul 15, 2024  
[ARCHIVED CATALOG] 2013-2014 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HUS 335 - Interpersonal Helping Skills

3 credits
Prerequisite(s): Junior standing in Human Services
This is a skills-based course which introduces the student to generalist practice in a variety of human services settings emphasizing micro, macro, and mezzo approaches. Students will become familiar with the Council of Standards for Human Services Education (CSHSE), including understanding human systems, professional identity, assessment, treatment planning, evaluating, use of theoretical interventions, self assessment, and awareness of ethical issues. The professional Code of Ethics for Human Services will be used to study values and their implications in practice. This course is designed as a lab where students can begin to practice, give, and receive feedback on their skills from the instructor and their classmates. Students will learn how to use assessment tools like eco-maps and genograms, develop case assessments and treatment plans, role play client/worker situations, review videotapes of role plays, and learn to give and receive feedback during class discussions. This course will present practice cases on people of various ethnic backgrounds, women, children, the aged, and the disabled. It will emphasize the impact of discrimination, economic deprivation, and oppression of various groups. Students will work in dyads to develop interviewing skills, will work in small class groups to develop teamwork skills, and will use the Internet in skill activities.