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HMS 101 Introduction to Human Services (3 credits)
An overview of human services as a profession, including the exploration of the history of the helping relationship, the human services movement, current influences of technology, managed care, and models of service delivery. Emphasis is on discovering employment in the human services, self-assessment activities, and development of interpersonal skills common to human services providers.

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HMS 102 Introduction to Counseling (3 credits)
Assessment, interviewing, intervention, referral, and documentation skills related to client communications in human services professions are emphasized. Students receive HIPPA training in basic client/patient confidentiality. Course is required for HMS 205, Human Services Practicum I.

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HMS 104 Small Group Interaction Techniques (3 credits)
Theory and methods of group dynamics and group interaction applications in social/human services settings are explored. Group leadership skills related to addiction treatment, relapse prevention, grief and loss adjustment, problem-solving, and personal development are emphasized.

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HMS 105 Substance Abuse Counseling Methods (3 credits)
Addiction counseling theory and application methods for addiction counselors, social services/human services/health sciences students, or for anyone interested in developing skills for assisting individuals, couples, and families with substance abuse issues. Prior completion of HMS 102, or the equivalent, is highly recommended.

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HMS 200 Ethics in Human Services (3 credits)
Real life applications for personal and professional boundaries, beliefs, ethics, values, morals, and codes of conduct in human relationships using ethical decision-making, problem-solving, and critical-thinking activities are emphasized. This course may be repeated up to three times for continuing education credit. (Check with individual licensing boards prior to registering.)

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HMS 205 Human Services Practicum I (5 credits)
This Human Services Practicum course will allow students to begin preparing for their entry into Human Services Practicum II. During this phase students will be completing the application process for their practicum, background checks, reference letters, visiting a variety of mental health agencies, securing a site for their final practicum, observing professionals and clients of those agencies to gain a better understanding of real world experiences in human services. Includes one lecture contact hour and 12 clinical practice /observation hours per week. (Formerly HMS 106, Human Services Practicum I) Practicum application approval required. Prerequisite: Must have completed all general educational courses.

Prerequisite: Must be taking HMS 200 and have completed HMS 101 and HMS 102. Instructor consent required.

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HMS 206 Human Services Practicum II (5 credits)
Advanced human services skills development through interaction with clients, client support systems, and other human service professionals within community agencies. Includes one lecture contact hour and twelve clinical practicum hours per week. Practicum application approval required.

Prerequisite: Must have completed HMS 101 and HMS 102 and earned a grade of B- or higher in HMS 205. Instructor consent required.

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HMS 250 Human Services Seminar (3 credits)
Explores emerging issues and current trends in human services employment as they relate to the student's goals, interests, and abilities. This course is required for students seeking an AAS degree in Human Services but is open to any student who is or desires to be involved in human services work. Students create a career plan; develop a resume based on skills training, employment experiences, and current job opportunities; and practice job interviewing techniques.

Prerequisite: Must have completed HMS 101 and HMS 102. Instructor consent required.

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HMS 322 Family Integrated Treatment of Addiction Disorders (3 credits)
This course is designed to inform students of the importance of the familial context of addiction through a review of the current clinical and diagnostic literature and a comprehensive understanding of addiction.

Prerequisite: Must have completed HMS 102 and HMS 200.

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HMS 350 Public Advocacy and Community Development in Human Services (3 credits)
This course is designed to explore the profound impact public advocacy can have. Knowledge of these processes will allow students to champion the rights of individuals, communities and society at large through active participation in the political process.

Prerequisite: Must have completed ENG 102 (or higher) and HMS 102 and HMS 200.

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HMS 405 Advanced Human Services Practicum I (5 credits)
This course is the first of two upper division practicum courses designed to provide the student learner with knowledge and skills necessary to work with human services clients by placing the student learner in a field site in the community.

Prerequisite: Must have completed ENG 102 (or higher) and HMS 102 and HMS 105 and HMS 200 and HMS 322.

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HMS 406 Advanced Human Services Practicum II (5 credits)
This course is the second of two upper division practicum courses designed to provide the student learner with the knowledge and skills necessary to work with human services clients by placing the student learner in a field site in the community.

Prerequisite: Must have completed ENG 102 (or higher) and HMS 102 and HMS 105 and HMS 200 and HMS 322 and HMS 405.

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HMS 407 Applied Behavior Analysis and Interventions in Addictions and Behavioral Health (3 credits)
Introduction of behavioral assessment and treatment planning utilizing a systematic overview of behavioral and cognitive principles and their applications to a wide range of issues and situations encountered in human services professions.

Prerequisite: Must have completed ENG 102 (or higher) and HMS 102 and HMS 200.

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HMS 427 Identification and Assessment in Metal Health and Addictions (3 credits)
This course will educate students by utilizing case study scenarios to teach students clinical assessment skills for working in the addiction and behavioral health fields by gaining competence with DSM diagnosis and understand assessment.

Prerequisite: Must have completed ENG 102 (or higher) and HMS 102 and HMS 200.

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HMS 436 Co-occurring Disorders: Substance Use, Addiction, and Mental Disorders (3 credits)
This course is designed as a guide for working with clients with common co-occurring disorders and addictions. Course curriculum will investigate practical assessment and effective treatment approaches when working with co-occurring disorders.

Prerequisite: Must have completed ENG 102 (or higher) and HMS 102 and HMS 200.

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HMS 439 Gambling Disorder and Behavioral Addictions (4 credits)
This course will provide students with the knowledge of assessment and treatment for pathological gambling and behavioral addictions.

Prerequisite: Must have completed ENG 102 (or higher) and HMS 102 and HMS 105 and HMS 200 and HMS 322.

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HMS 450 Advanced Human Services Seminar (3 credits)
This course provides students with the fundamental aspects of program development and evaluation. Incorporating the logic model into designing, implementing, and evaluating Human Services Programs.

Prerequisite: Must have completed ENG 102 (or higher) and HMS 102 and HMS 105 and HMS 200 and HMS 322.

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HMS 465 Clinical Writing, Case and Resource Management in Human Services (3 credits)
This course will cover a step-by-step guide through the case management process in Human Services, from intake and assessment to referrals and termination. Including client documentation, HIPAA Compliance, and client confidentiality.

Prerequisite: Must have completed ENG 102 (or higher) and HMS 102.

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HMS 475 Prevention Strategies in Human Services and Addictions (3 credits)
This course provides students with an in-depth review of alcohol/drug prevention and treatment strategies.

Prerequisite: Must have completed ENG 102 (or higher) and HMS 102 and HMS 105 and HMS 200 and HMS 322.

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HMS 495B Clinical Supervision Training for Mental Health Professionals (3 credits)
This course provides students with an in-depth review of the roles and models of clinical supervision. Course content will explore supervision techniques, interventions and relationship processes in supervision.

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HMS 499 Clinical Supervision for Alcohol and Drug Counselors (3 credits)
This course provides students with an in-depth review of the developmental level of alcohol and drug abuse counselors and clinical supervisors. Course work will provide training on clinical supervision and ethical and legal issues.

Prerequisite: Must have completed ENG 102 (or higher) and HMS 102 and HMS 105 and HMS 200 and HMS 322.

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