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Mary Ray, PhD, RN
Human Services Instructor and Program Coordinator

 

"I go now to be of service to humanity, to help others when I can, to urge them be kind to themselves and to others on the planet." — Edwin Bell

 

Human service skills are inherent in every occupation. Treating people (including ourselves) with kindness, respect, and understanding is not a specialty area which belongs to any one profession.

I enjoy teaching and learning about the many aspects of social service. I believe that helping others enriches us individually and strengthens us as a culture--whether we are the "givers" or the "receivers" of human services.

 

Contact Information

Office Location: HS 116, Elko Campus
Phone:(775) 753-2005
Email:maryr(a)gwmail.gbcnv.edu
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Office Hours

  • Monday: By appointment
  • Tuesday: By appointment
  • Wednesday: By appointment
  • Thursday: By appointment
  • Friday: By appointment

Education

  • PhD Counseling/Addictions, Westbrook University, New Mexico, 1996
  • MS/Health Education, Nova Southeastern University, Florida, 1991
  • BS/Psychology, Excelsior College, New York, 1986
  • AAS/Nursing, St. Petersburg College, Florida, 1976

 

Reference Documents



 

Memberships
  • Northwest Human Services Organization
  • Rocky Mountain Psychological Association


Classes

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CPD 116
Title:Substance Abuse - Fundamental Facts and Insights
Catalog Description: An introduction to various issues relating to alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs in society. Students will gain knowledge of the physical effects of various drugs of abuse. Sociological, cultural, family impact, and prevention issues will be addressed. No prerequisite.
My Comments:Students should contact their specific licensing board(s) for prior authorization/approval before registering for any course intended for continuing education or certification.
HMS 101
Title:Introduction to Human Services
Catalog Description: 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.
My Comments:Students should contact their specific licensing board(s) for prior authorization/approval before registering for any course to be used for continuing education or certification.
HMS 102
Title:Introduction to Counseling
Catalog Description: 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 106, Human Services Practicum.
My Comments:Students should contact their specific licensing board(s) for prior authorization/approval before registering for any course to be used for continuing education or certification.
HMS 105
Title:Substance Abuse Counseling Methods
Catalog Description: 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.
My Comments:Students should contact their specific licensing board(s) for prior authorization/approval before registering for any course to be used for continuing education or certification.
HMS 106
Title:Human Services Practicum I
Catalog Description: Students observe and participate in selected human services experiences within community-based agencies. An opportunity for the application and development of therapeutic oral and written communications skills directly with clients/patients, their support systems, and human services workers. Includes one lecture contact hour and 12 clinical practice hours per week.
My Comments:Students should contact specific licensing board(s) for prior authorization/approval before registering for any course to be used for continuing education or certification.
Syllabus (PDF)
HMS 107
Title:Small Group Interaction Techniques
Catalog Description: 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.
My Comments:Students should contact their specific licensing board(s) for prior authorization/approval before registering for any course for continuing education credit.
HMS 200
Title:Ethics in Human Services
Catalog Description: 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.)
My Comments:Students should contact their specific licensing board(s) for prior authorization/approval before registering for any course to be used for continuing education or certification.
HMS 206
Title:Human Services Practicum II
Catalog Description: 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.
My Comments:Students should contact their specific licensing board(s) for prior authorization/approval before registering for any course to be used for continuing education or certification.
Syllabus (PDF)
HMS 250
Title:Human Services Seminar
Catalog Description: 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.
My Comments:Students should contact their specific licensing board(s) for prior authorization/approval before registering for any course to be used for continuing education or certification.
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