Academics

Human Services      

HSV 100. Introduction to Human Services
3 hours
Students will be provided with an overview of the Human Services field and the various concentrations offered at Calumet College of St. Joseph. This course serves as the foundational course for the Counseling and Social Service concentrations.

HSV 200. Introduction to Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
3 hours
Students are provided with an overview of alcoholism and drug abuse. The course surveys the various causation theories including the disease concept. The biological, psychological and spiritual implications of chemical dependency will be examined. Various counseling approaches will be surveyed as well as the influence of the self-help movement.

HSV 220. Human Services Models and Methods
3 hours
The student will be given an overview of the various treatment modalities used in the direct practice of social service delivery in both a social service and clinical context. These skills will focus on the management of the change process. Prerequisite: Introduction to Human Services (HSV 100) or taken concurrently.

HSV 230. Pharmacology of Psychoactive Substances
3 hours
This course focuses upon the nature of psychoactive drugs, the effects they have on the body and mind of the user and the behaviors associated with their use and abuse. Drug interactions and withdrawal symptoms will be identified for each class of drugs. The relationship with pharmacology and the addictions counseling field will be emphasized. Delivered as a Hybrid course.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (HSV 200) or permission of Instructor.

HSV 235. Research Methods for Human Services
3 hours
This course will introduce students to a broad range of research methods essential for the professional human services provider. These will include:
participant observation, survey design, interviewing skills, Internet and journal research, and empirical research design. Students will participate in a semester-long research project. Field opportunities designed to develop mastery of a variety of research techniques will be an important component of this course.

HSV 250. Human Service and Professional Issues
3 hours
This course surveys the standards of professional conduct and ethical codes for various associations and/or credentialing organizations. Organizations to be considered are the Indiana Counselors Association on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse counselors, American Psychological Association, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, National Association of Social Workers, and the Health Professions Bureau (Indiana). The goal of this course is to provide the student with the necessary information to enable students to make informed decisions regarding appropriate behavior with clients and other professionals. Delivered as a Hybrid course.

HSV 255. HIV/ADS/STD's 3 hours
Today Human Service providers are confronted with clients who are high risk for contracting many diseases. In order to serve these clients, Human Service professionals need information that is up-to-date and can be readily used in educating their clients.

HSV 300. Family Counseling 3 hours
This course will explore the systems approach to family treatment using several theories of family therapy. Focus will be on the recognition of the rules, roles, and communication styles and coping mechanisms within different family systems. The use of various techniques including the genogram, sculpturing, and paradoxical interventions will also be studied. Prerequisites: Introduction to Human Service (HSV 100); Theoretical Base of Counseling (HSV 305).

HSV 305. Theoretical Bases of Counseling
3 hours
This course surveys theoretical foundations of major contemporary approaches to counseling and psychotherapy. Students will learn the theory of personality and understanding of how to affect change characteristic of nine theories of personality and counseling. Students will be encouraged to begin the process of developing a personal style of counseling.

HSV 310. Clinical Counseling Practice
3 hours
This course introduces students to a short-term, problem solving model of counseling, instruction in each of the Twelve Core Functions of the counselor and an overview of the Eight Counselor Skill Groups. Prerequisites: introductory level course for student's concentration in Human Services; Theoretical Base of Counseling (HSV 305)

HSV 312. Death, Dying and Caregiving
3 hours
This course will offer an overview of the grief process and the common beliefs and myths about death and dying. This course will help students increase their awareness about the issues surrounding the death process and how grief impacts loved ones. Students will also have an opportunity to develop the ability to recognize situational grief reactions and secondary losses and explore effective helping interventions. Delivered as a Hybrid course.

HSV 315. Compulsive and Addictive Behaviors
3 hours
This course will examine the various addictions and compulsive behaviors the counselor might encounter as a treatment provider. Topics include but are not limited to, pathological gambling, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, sexual addiction, religious addiction, workaholism and co-dependency. These behaviors will be compared to and distinguished from the obsessive-compulsive disorder. Prerequisite: Introduction to Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counseling Practice (HSV 200)

HSV 317. Healthcare and Social Services
3 hours
This course will provide the student with an overview of the healthcare field. It will examine patient assessment within the health care setting. Attention will be directed toward the implications of Managed Care, discharge planning and the resources available within the medical field.
HSV 319. Case Management

3 hours
This course will assist students in developing the skills associated with effective case management in a social service setting. Students will be required to complete a simulated case management project from initial screening to evaluation

HSV 328. Counseling the Chemically Dependent
3 hours
This course surveys three aspects of chemically dependency; namely the biological, psychological and spiritual dimensions. The user and the family system will be studied. Practical counseling strategies will be explored. Special emphasis will be given to the Judeo-Christian resources available to pastoral counselors.
Prerequisites: Introduction to Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (HSV 200); Theoretical Base of Counseling (HSV 305), and Clinical Counseling Skills (HSV 310).

HSV 342. Counseling for Sexual and Domestic Violence
3 hours
This course will introduce students to the theory and practice of counseling individuals and families impacted by sexual and domestic violence. The psychological dimensions of rape, battering and other forms of sexual and domestic violence will be explored. Special attention will be given to treatment methods and the various roles of mental health counselors, pastoral counselors and criminal justice counselors in responding to offenders and victims.

Prerequisite: Introduction to Criminal Justice

HSV 347. Social Services with Children
3 hours
The student will develop a vital concern for children and their families through the exploration of services to children, the effects of early childbearing and the family, day care and child development programs, child abuse and neglect, foster care, adoption, and child advocacy. The student will learn how services to families and children interact with the larger social and political structures of American cultural values and their affects on social policies.
Prerequisite: Case Management (HSV 319)

HSV 350. Theological Skills for Human Services Professionals
3 hours
This course examines the philosophical, theological and clinical foundations of varied approaches to pastoral counseling and the framework for understanding pastoral counseling as a specialization within the mental health profession. Students will contract for and complete a field experience in an area of pastoral counseling of particular interest to him/her, i.e. bereavement, hospital chaplainry, parish ministry, pastoral counseling with the chemically dependent. (Formerly HSV 210) This course may be taken as a Religious Studies elective.

HSV 355. Psychological Consequences of Dying
3 hours
This course will focus on developing an understanding of the psychological and physical experiences of the dying person. The student will study the different responses among children and adults who are dying. Attention will also be given to the patient diagnosed with AIDS and the responses these patients receive from society. The student will learn how to respond appropriately to the dying patient. Prerequisite: Completion of the counseling core or permission of instructor. Delivered as a Hybrid course.

HSV 357. Bereavement Counseling with Families
3 hours
The student will learn to recognize the difference between complicated and simple grief reactions and the difference between a normal grief response and depression. The varied responses to the dying by children and adults as well as differences between males and female response will also be studied. Students will also explore the potential for the shifting of roles within the family. Finally, students will learn to recognize both the long term and short term reactions to grief. Prerequisite: Permission of the counseling core or permission of instructor. Delivered as a Hybrid course.

HSV 358. Social Service and Public Policy
3 hours
The arena in which social service is practiced today usually has its boundaries set by rules and budgets developed through public mandates and its policies set by society standards. The student will review the changing standards of our society and study the changes in social policy that are incorporated to meet public policy. Both historical and current information will develop an understanding of the interrelationship between social service and social policy as well as the conflicts that do develop. Delivered as a Hybrid course.

HSV 360. Gerontological Social Services
3 hours
Students receive an orientation to the field of social service concerned with the psychosocial treatment of the elderly. Review of the development and management of present and needed social services and programs for the aged population and for elderly individuals will be studied. Current population trends and their implications for both the social service profession and society at large will be studied through the use of demographic information, current contemporary literature, and historical data. Delivered as a Hybrid course.

HSV 400. Crisis Intervention
3 hours
Students will be introduced to the various crisis intervention theories and models and the application toward various crises such as but not limited to, natural disaster, suicide, homicide, and domestic violence.

HSV 405. Counseling Diverse Populations
3 hours
This course will explore the special needs clients may present to the counselor during the treatment process. Students will examine how different forms of abuse, drug of choice, age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity and culture must be considered in the treatment planning process. The aim is to assist the student in becoming more sensitive to the individualized needs of each client.

HSV 413. Methods in Community Organizations
3 hours
The organizer's role in various stages of the problem-solving process is explicated, and factors influencing successful and unsuccessful interventions are examined. Although emphasis is placed on practical problems confronting community planners and organizers today, historical perspectives are reviewed for their significance in understanding current theoretical principles and practices. Delivered as a Hybrid course.

HSV 420. Group Counseling
3 hours
This course will introduce students to: 1) the various theories of group counseling; 2) the stages of group development; 3) group dynamics; and 4) the various types of groups and the leadership roles they require.

HSV 430. Assessment and Treatment Planning
3 hours
This course concentrates on the various screening and assessment tools available to the counselor. Although diagnosing a client is reserved for Master and Doctoral level clinicians, students will gain a working knowledge of the DSM IV classifications and multi axial assessment to enable the student to participate in the clinical staffing process. Students will learn to develop individualized treatment plans. Participants will be permitted to focus upon the criteria and disorders commonly associated with the student's intended field of counseling.
Prerequisite: HSV 305 and 310

HSV 495. Practicum
3 hours
This course will place students in an appropriate agency, depending on their concentration, in which they will be exposed to the work of that agency in a supervised setting. The program director, or an assigned instructor, will coordinate the students' supervision by an experienced staff from the selected agency. This course may be repeated for up to a total of 6 hours. All students are required to complete a comprehensive exam as part of this course. The results of this exam do not influence the student's final grade. The results are used to assess the extent to which the student has mastered the objectives of the Human Services Program and assist in strengthening the Human Services curriculum. This exam will be coordinated by the program director in consultation with the faculty practicum supervisor.
Pre-requisite: Senior status and meeting with program director by November 1 for the spring term, March 1 for the summer term, and April 1 for the fall term.

HSV 496. Topics in Human Services
1-3 hours
This course will examine topics of special interest in the human service field. Courses in pastoral counseling, criminal justice counseling and other areas of special interest will be as needed.