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HUSV 101 Becoming a Helping Professional

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An introduction to a variety of aspects relating to human service helping professionals, including required education/training, certification/licensure, ethical/legal issues, motives, values, cultural sensitivity/competency, special populations, life transitions, transference/countertransference, boundary issues, stress, burnout, and self-care.

HUSV 102 Case Management of Diverse Clients

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An introduction to basic concepts and skills of case management with diverse populations including cultural competence, ethics, intakes, assessment, case planning, referrals, implementation and documentation.

HUSV 103 Basic Counseling Skills

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Introduction to counseling skills for the human services paraprofessional with applications to different work settings and diverse populations.

HUSV 104 Group Dynamics

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Explores the process and content of counseling groups and families. Topics include developmental stages of groups, group formation, constructive and ineffective processes, behavioral ground rules, interventions, entry into and exit from groups, ethics, cultural and ethnic diversity, documentation of client behavior, and self-awareness in group situations.

HUSV 105 Practicum Seminar

2.0 units.
Advisories: HUSV 120 - Human Services (General) Practicum Concurrent enrollment; Concurrent enrollment HUSV 130A; Concurrent enrollment HUSV 130B; HUSV 140 - Co Occurring Disorders Practicum Concurrent enrollment; HUSV 150 - Family Studies Practicum Concurrent enrollment; or HUSV 160 - Family Service Worker 2 Practicum Concurrent enrollment
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade Only
Provides students with a seminar format in which to discuss, analyze, and critically evaluate their practicum experience in local human service agencies. (F,S)

HUSV 106 Family Systems, Addiction & Trauma

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Examines family systems dynamics and intergenerational transmission of addiction, and the interacting effects of abuse and psychological trauma.

HUSV 107 Serving Culturally Diverse Clients

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Survey of culturally competent strategies and approaches for working in human service settings with clients who are culturally, ethnically, and physically diverse.

HUSV 108 Crisis Intervention Strategies

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Training in basic crisis intervention skills and application of these skills to a wide range issues, situations, and settings including domestic abuse, suicide, sexual assault, death, addiction, and post traumatic stress.

HUSV 110 Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade Only
An overview of the role of alcohol and other drugs in society with emphasis on such topics as patterns of use, major categories of drugs, use/abuse/dependency, and approaches to prevention, intervention, and treatment. This course is not open to students who are enrolled in or have received credit for Sociology 106 or Psychology 106.

HUSV 111 Addiction Treatment and Recovery

3.0 units.
Advisories: HUSV 102 - Case Management of Diverse Clients ; HUSV 103 - Basic Counseling Skills ; HUSV 110 - Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction ; or PSY 106 - Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction ; or SOC 106 - Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade Only
Survey of the theory, practice, and process of addiction treatment including such topics as ethics; assessment and diagnosis; planning; case management; cultural diversity; counseling strategies; aftercare; motivational interviewing; harm reduction; and relapse prevention.

HUSV 112 Gentle Communication Skills for Change

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit:
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
This course presents three gentle, non-confrontational communication approaches designed to help people change who suffer from substance use, mental health, medical health, and lifestyle problems. The course presents theory and provides opportunities to practice these evidence-based communication skills, which include Motivational Interviewing, Nonviolent Communication, and Customer Service strategies.

HUSV 113 Women and Addiction

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An overview of major issues related to women who use and abuse substances. Topics include effects on pregnancy, drug-exposed children, family relationships, feminist issues, women's reactions to substances, and women's specific addiction treatment needs.

HUSV 120 Human Services (General) Practicum

2.0 units.
Limitations on Enrollment: To participate in Cooperative Work Experience in HUSV 120: (1) students must be volunteering or working in the social services or interpersonal helping field or related field, (2) students must be able to become involved in new or expanded responsibilities on the job if they are using a job at which they are already employed for this course, (3) the employer must be willing to cooperate with the college in the supervision and evaluation of the student, and (4) the student must attend all coordination/consultation meetings in addition to other work and class responsibilities. Students enrolled in HUSV 120 may earn 2 units of credit by completing 120 hours of work experience if unpaid or 150 hours if paid. CWE Units Unpaid Placement: 1 unit 60 hours 2 units 120 hours 3 units 180 hours 4 units 240 hours 5 units 300 hours 6 units 360 hours 7 units 420 hours 8 units 480 hours CWE Units Paid Placement: 1 unit 75 hours 2 units 150 hours 3 units 225 hours 4 units 300 hours 5 units 375 hours 6 units 450 hours 7 units 525 hours 8 units 600 hours
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade Only
Provides students with supervised work experience in a social service or interpersonal helping agency or facility (2 units 12O-150 hours required. Permission of instructor is required if the student has not satisfactorily completed all other requirements in the degree or certificate prior to enrolling.

HUSV 121 Human Services Practicum Seminar

2.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade Only
Provides students with a seminar format in which to discuss, analyze, and critically evaluate their fieldwork experience in local human services agencies as it relates to Human Services. Designed for the student who is enrolled in HUSV 120. (F, S)

HUSV 122 States Of Consciousness: A Multidisciplinary Exploration

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An exploration of different states of consciousness, the means of attaining those states, their uses, misuses, and consequences. Topics include theories of consciousness, substance use and abuse, sleep, dreams, hypnosis, dissociation, out-of-body states, near-death experiences, psychic and paranormal phenomena, religious ecstasy and conversion, alternative religions, meditation, and prayer, culture-bound syndromes, non-Western methods of altering consciousness, and peak experiences. This course is not open to students who are enrolled in or who have received credit for Psychology 122 or Anthropology 122.

HUSV 124 Substance Abuse Prevention and Education

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An introduction to substance abuse prevention and education including an overview of drugs of abuse and addiction (including alcohol, tobacco, and both legal and illegal drugs) and the personal and social consequences of their use. Consideration of a broad range of approaches to education and prevention; examination of government and policy issues related to prevention; description of the design and conduct of research aimed at assessing needs and evaluating program effectiveness; and presentation of interventions aimed at reducing adverse consequences of substance use and abuse are also covered. (F,S)

HUSV 126 Meditation, Mindfulness, and Relaxation

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An introduction to the practices of meditation, mindfulness, and relaxation including their origins in both Western and non-Western cultures, and their physiological and psychological benefits.

HUSV 127 Emotional Intelligence

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An introduction to Emotional Intelligence - a set of abilities and skills concerned with perceiving and managing emotional states in oneself and others. The neurobiology of emotions, how emotional states "hijack" people's behavior, and the application of emotional intelligence in a variety of personal and interpersonal situations are emphasized. This course is not open to students who are enrolled in or who have received credit for Psychology 127. (F,S)

HUSV 128 Positive Psychology

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An introduction to the psychological study of the positive, adaptive, creative, and emotionally fulfilling elements of human behavior and the factors that contribute to people being happy, productive, and well adjusted. This course is not open to students who are enrolled in or who have received credit for Psychology 128. (F,S)

HUSV 130 Addiction Studies Practicum

4.0 units.
Limitations on Enrollment: Permission of instructor required if student has not satisfactorily completed all other requirements in the degree or certificate prior to enrolling. To participate in Cooperative Work Experience in HUSV 130: (1) Students must volunteer or work in the addiction treatment field, (2) Students must be able to become involved in a new or expanded responsibilities on the job if they are using a job at which they are already employed for this course, (3) the employer must be willing to cooperate with the college in the supervision and evaluation of the student, and (4) the student must attend all coordination/consultation meetings in addition to other work and class responsibilities. Students enrolled in HUSV 130 may earn 4 units of credit by completing 240 hours of work experience if unpaid or 300 hours if paid. CWE Units Unpaid Placement: 1 unit 60 hours 2 units 120 hours 3 units 180 hours 4 units 240 hours CWE Units Paid Placement: 1 unit 75 hours 2 units 150 hours 3 units 225 hours 4 units 300 hours
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade Only
Provides students with practicum/supervised work experience in an addiction treatment program or facility (4 units/240-300 hours required). Permission of instructor is required if the student has not satisfactorily completed all other requirements in the degree or certificate prior to enrolling.

HUSV 131 Addiction Studies Practicum Seminar

2.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade Only
Provides students with a seminar format in which to discuss, analyze, and critically evaluate their fieldwork experience in local human services agencies as it relates to Addiction Studies. Designed for the student who is concurrently enrolled in HUSV 130. (F,S)

HUSV 132 Drugs, the Brain and the Body

3.0 units.
Advisories: HUSV 110 - Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction ; or SOC 106 - Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction ; or PSY 106 - Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall
Grading Method: Letter Grade Only
Overview of the pharmacology of drugs of abuse with emphasis on drug effects, how drug effects occur, how the body processes drugs, and health consequences of drug abuse. Physiologic aspects of addiction and tolerance are explored. Pharmacologic interventions are integrated with other substance abuse modalities. This course is not open to students who are enrolled in or have received credit for Psychology 132.

HUSV 135 Ethics for Human Services Professionals

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An in-depth exploration of professional ethical standards for human services professionals, emphasizing confidentiality, privileged communication, dual/multiple relationships, professional boundaries, issues of abuse and neglect, the responsibilities and duties of professionals in helping relationships, and the differences between personal and professional relationships.

HUSV 140 Co Occurring Disorders Practicum

2.0 units.
Limitations on Enrollment: Permission of instructor required if student has not satisfactorily completed all other requirements in the certificate prior to enrolling. To participate in Cooperative Work Experience in HUSV 140: (1) students must be volunteering or working in the social services or interpersonal helping or related field focusing on the needs of persons with co-occurring substance use and mental disorders, (2) students must be able to become involved in new or expanded responsibilities on the job if they are using a job at which they are already employed for this course, (3) the employer must be willing to cooperate with the college in the supervision and evaluation of the student, and (4) the student must attend all coordination/consultation meetings in addition to other work and class responsibilities.; Students enrolled in HUSV 140 may earn 2 units of credit by completing 120 hours of work experience if unpaid or 150 hours if paid.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade Only
Provides students with a combination of practicum/supervised work experience in a helping agency or facility that serves clients with co-occurring substance use and mental disorders (2 units/120-150 hours required). Permission of instructor is required if the student has not satisfactorily completed all other requirements in the certificate prior to enrolling.

HUSV 141 Co Occurring Disorders Practicum Seminar

2.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade Only
Provides students with a seminar format in which to discuss, analyze, and critically evaluate their fieldwork experience in local human services agencies as it relates to Co-occurring Disorders. Designed for the student who is concurrently enrolled in HUSV 140. (F,S)

HUSV 142 Co Occuring Disorders Engagement

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Concepts, definitions, and features of co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders emphasizing attainment of empathic engagement with persons who have these disorders. This course is not open to students who are enrolled in or who have received credit for PSY 142.

HUSV 143 Co Occurring Disorders Treatment

3.0 units.
Advisories: HUSV 142 - Co Occuring Disorders Engagement ; or PSY 142 - Co Occurring Disorders Engagement
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
A study of the treatment of persons who have both psychiatric problems and alcohol or other drug use problems. This course is not open to students who are enrolled in or who have received credit for PSY 143. (F,S)

HUSV 144 Twelve Step Facilitation

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An introduction to the history, principles, and practices of Twelve Step self-help fellowship programs using both lecture and experiential approaches; intended to assist students in utilizing the Twelve Step approach for personal issues and/or provide helping professionals with a solid grounding in this evidence-based approach so that they can better serve clients who are members of Twelve Step fellowships or appropriately refer and encourage clients who would benefit from this approach. (F,S)

HUSV 145 Effective Writing for Human Services

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
A course designed to enable helping professionals and human service workers to prepare written documentation accurately, correctly, and in a professional manner.

HUSV 150 Family Studies Practicum

2.0 units.
Limitations on Enrollment: Permission of instructor is required if student has not satisfactorily completed all other requirements in the certificate prior to enrolling. To participate in Cooperative Work Experience in HUSV 150: (1) students must be volunteering or working at a job in the social services or interpersonal helping field focusing on the needs of families and children, (2) students must be able to become involved in new or expanded responsibilities on the job if they are using a job at which they are already employed for this course, (3) the employer must be willing to cooperate with the college in the supervision and evaluation of the student, and (4) the student must attend all coordination/consultation meetings in addition to other work and class responsibilities. Students enrolled in HUSV 150 may earn 2 units of credit by completing 120 hours of work experience if unpaid or 150 hours if paid.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade Only
Provides students with practicum/supervised work experience in a social service or interpersonal helping agency or facility focusing on the needs of families and children (2 units/120-150 hours required). Permission of instructor is required if the student has not satisfactorily completed all other requirements for the certificate prior to enrolling.

HUSV 151 Family Studies Practicum Seminar

2.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade Only
Provides students with a seminar format in which to discuss, analyze, and critically evaluate their fieldwork experience in local human services agencies as it relates to Family Studies. Designed for the student who is enrolled in HUSV 150. (F,S)

HUSV 160 Family Service Worker 2 Practicum

2.0 units.
Limitations on Enrollment: To participate in Cooperative Work Experience in HUSV 160:(1) students must volunteer or work in the social services or interpersonal helping field focusing on the needs of families and children, (2) students must be able to become involved in new or expanded responsibilities on the job if they are using a job at which they are already employed for this course, (3) the employer must be willing to cooperate with the college in the supervision and evaluation of the student, and (4) the student must attend all coordination/consultation meetings in addition to other work and class responsibilities. Students enrolled in HUSV 160 may earn 2 units of credit by completing 120 hours of work experience if unpaid or 150 hours if paid.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade Only
Provides students with practicum/supervised work experience in a social service or interpersonal helping agency or facility focusing on the needs of family and children (2 units/120-150 hours required). Permission of instructor is required if the student has not satisfactorily completed all other requirements in the certificate prior to enrolling.

HUSV 161 Family Service Worker 2 Practicum Seminar

2.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade Only
Provides students with a seminar format in which to discuss, analyze, and critically evaluate their fieldwork experience in local human services agencies as it relates to the Family Services Worker 2 certificate. Designed for the student who is enrolled in HUSV 161. (F,S)

HUSV 170 Concurrent Human Services Practicum

2.0 - 4.0 units.
Limitations on Enrollment: Permission of instructor required. For students undertaking a second or second and third practicum concurrently with an internship (HUSV 120,130,140,150,or 160). To participate in Cooperative Work Experience in HUSV 170: (1) students must volunteer or work in a social service or helping field, (2) students must be able to become involved in new or expanded responsibilities on the job at which they are already employed for this course, (3) the employer must be willing to cooperate with the college in the supervision and evaluation of the student, and (4) the student must attend all coordination/consultation meetings in addition to other work and class responsibilities. Students enrolled in HUSV 170 may earn 2-4 units of credit by completing 120-240 hours of work experience if unpaid or 150-300 hours if paid. Completion of HUSV 170 concurrently with HUSV 120,130,140,150, or 160 will meet the internship requirement for the Human Services (General) degree or certificate or the Co-occurring Disorders or Family Studies or Family Service Worker 2 certificates, depending on the completion of remaining degree or certificate requirements.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade Only
Allows students to expedite degree or certificate completion by undertaking an additional practicum concurrently with one of the Human Services program internships (HUSV 120, 130, 140, 150, or 160). Provides students with a combination of practicum/supervised work experience in a social services or helping setting (2-4 units/120-300 hours required). The internship course in which the student is concurrently enrolled provides a seminar format in which to discuss, analyze, and critically evaluate their experience in this practicum. Permission of instructor is required. This course may not be used to meet the internship requirement for the Addiction Studies degree/certificate.

HUSV 189 Independent Projects in Human Services

1.0 - 3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Courses for students capable of independent work who demonstrate the need or desire for additional study beyond the regular curriculum. Enrollment allows students to pursue activities such as directed field experience, research, or development of skills and competencies under faculty advisement and supervision. Independent projects may be earned in most disciplines. Students wishing to enroll in Independent Projects should contact the appropriate Academic Dean, or an instructor identified in the class schedule. If the project proposed is acceptable to that instructor, a contract will be developed. All contracts for these classes must be completed and approved by the appropriate dean before the last day of enrollment. Units are awarded depending upon satisfactory performance and the amount of time committed by the student to the course. Allowable units vary according to discipline, and are based on the following formula: 1 unit - 48 hours per semester 2 units - 96 hours per semester 3 units - 144 hours per semester