Required Courses

The required CASAC-approved courses listed below are offered on a rotating yearly basis. Below is the course offerings schedule. Contact the Center for Adult & Continuing Education to register.

Fall
August 17 - November 24, 2020

HS 134 Introduction to Alcohol and Substance Abuse (3 credits)
This course introduces students to the issues related to alcohol and substance abuse, including the role of the professional. It provides a knowledge base regarding the models and theories of addictions and other chemical abuse. Treatment approaches are introduced and reviewed, and current trends in elderly, minority groups and veterans are presented. 

HS 240 Introduction to Counseling (3 credits)
The primary objective of the course is to introduce students to the basic skills required in a counseling relationship. Students learn how to listen and respond effectively to those seeking help with problems. This course provides opportunities to learn how to (1) explore and clarify problem situations; (2) reach new perspectives and understandings of problem situations, and set goals based on new perspectives; and (3) develop and implement strategies to reach set goals. Both theoretical and experiential learning opportunities are provided. 

HS 331 Group Dynamics (3 credits)
Group Dynamics examines group processes, group development, group goals and tasks, group leadership styles, roles of group members, and the concept of teamwork. Students learn about group dynamics by participating in groups during classroom activities, and this experiential component supplements the major theories of group development. Students discover how group work is practiced in a variety of settings, such as mental health, self-help organizations, health care, rehabilitation, recreation, and corrections. 

HS 344 Intervention Strategies for Alcohol and Substance Abuse (3 credits)
The main goal of this course is to explore human service intervention strategies for alcohol and substance abuse. These strategies include: rehabilitation programs, inpatient and outpatient clinics, case management, group and family therapy, support/education groups, community planning, and advocacy. The process of assessment and specific interventions required for this population are defined and discussed. The importance of recording skills and accurate documentation are also examined. 

Winter
December 7, 2020 – January 10, 2021

HS 134 Introduction to Alcohol and Substance Abuse (3 credits)
This course introduces students to the issues related to alcohol and substance abuse, including the role of the professional. It provides a knowledge base regarding the models and theories of addictions and other chemical abuse. Treatment approaches are introduced and reviewed, and current trends in elderly, minority groups and veterans are presented. 

SB 265 Alcohol and Other Drugs in Modern Society (3 credits)
This course assists students in understanding the role and impact of alcohol and other drugs in today's society. Topics included are historical and societal trends, political and economic issues of treatment, the nature of addictions, their effects on the family, and prevention and intervention methods. 

Spring
January 19 – May 10, 2021

HS 330 Ethical Issues in Substance Abuse Treatment (3 credits)
This course examines the concepts, issues and concerns of the ethical issues of the treatment of addictions in our society. Students explore and discuss the ethics and issues related to the counseling of those who are addicted and the other roles that counselors play within the systems. Specific populations are addressed such as children, adolescents, and women. HIPAA and confidentiality concerns are also reviewed. 

HS 345 Counseling Families in Crisis (3 credits)
This course focuses on an examination of the dynamics of family interactions from a crisis perspective. Students explore crises affecting the contemporary family, patterns of coping, and strategies and techniques appropriate for dealing with these crises. Students learn assessment procedures and a variety of approaches through case studies and role-playing. ​

HS 431 Rehabilitation Services (3 credits)
This course examines specific techniques in the rehabilitation process. Emphasis is placed on contemporary modalities of rehabilitation as they relate to community mental health and alcohol and substance abuse programs. Assessment, treatment, and prevention techniques are examined. Students will be able to identify how people with mental disabilities and alcohol and substance abuse issues are restored to their fullest psychological, social, and vocational capabilities. 

SB 265 Alcohol and Other Drugs in Modern Society (3 credits)
This course assists students in understanding the role and impact of alcohol and other drugs in today's society. Topics included are historical and societal trends, political and economic issues of treatment, the nature of addictions, their effects on the family, and prevention and intervention methods. 

Summer Session I
May 24 – July 3, 2021

HS 134 Introduction to Alcohol and Substance Abuse (3 credits)
This course introduces students to the issues related to alcohol and substance abuse, including the role of the professional. It provides a knowledge base regarding the models and theories of addictions and other chemical abuse. Treatment approaches are introduced and reviewed, and current trends in elderly, minority groups and veterans are presented. 

HS 240 Introduction to Counseling (3 credits)
The primary objective of the course is to introduce students to the basic skills required in a counseling relationship. Students learn how to listen and respond effectively to those seeking help with problems. This course provides opportunities to learn how to (1) explore and clarify problem situations; (2) reach new perspectives and understandings of problem situations, and set goals based on new perspectives; and (3) develop and implement strategies to reach set goals. Both theoretical and experiential learning opportunities are provided.

HS 331 Group Dynamics (3 credits)
Group Dynamics examines group processes, group development, group goals and tasks, group leadership styles, roles of group members, and the concept of teamwork. Students learn about group dynamics by participating in groups during classroom activities, and this experiential component supplements the major theories of group development. Students discover how group work is practiced in a variety of settings, such as mental health, self-help organizations, health care, rehabilitation, recreation, and corrections. 

HS 344 Intervention Strategies for Alcohol and Substance Abuse (3 credits)
The main goal of this course is to explore human service intervention strategies for alcohol and substance abuse. These strategies include: rehabilitation programs, inpatient and outpatient clinics, case management, group and family therapy, support/education groups, community planning, and advocacy. The process of assessment and specific interventions required for this population are defined and discussed. The importance of recording skills and accurate documentation are also examined. 

Summer Session II
July 5 – August 15, 2021

HS 330 Ethical Issues in Substance Abuse Treatment (3 credits)
This course examines the concepts, issues and concerns of the ethical issues of the treatment of addictions in our society. Students explore and discuss the ethics and issues related to the counseling of those who are addicted and the other roles that counselors play within the systems. Specific populations are addressed such as children, adolescents, and women. HIPAA and confidentiality concerns are also reviewed. 

HS 345 Counseling Families in Crisis (3 credits)
This course focuses on an examination of the dynamics of family interactions from a crisis perspective. Students explore crises affecting the contemporary family, patterns of coping, and strategies and techniques appropriate for dealing with these crises. Students learn assessment procedures and a variety of approaches through case studies and role-playing. ​

HS 431 Rehabilitation Services (3 credits)
This course examines specific techniques in the rehabilitation process. Emphasis is placed on contemporary modalities of rehabilitation as they relate to community mental health and alcohol and substance abuse programs. Assessment, treatment, and prevention techniques are examined. Students will be able to identify how people with mental disabilities and alcohol and substance abuse issues are restored to their fullest psychological, social, and vocational capabilities. 

SB 265 Alcohol and Other Drugs in Modern Society (3 credits)
This course assists students in understanding the role and impact of alcohol and other drugs in today's society. Topics included are historical and societal trends, political and economic issues of treatment, the nature of addictions, their effects on the family, and prevention and intervention methods. 

* HS 384 Alcohol and Substance Abuse Internship can be completed in any semester. Students are required to complete 80 site hours in addition to an online course component.