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Please Note: Courses effective Fall 2014; for earlier terms, please refer to the appropriate class schedule.

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*IAI (Illinois Articulation Agreement) - An agreement among participating Illinois colleges and universities to help Illinois college students transfer credit as easily as possible. See an advisor in the Advising and Counseling for additional information, or read about the IAI at www.iTransfer.org.

Human Services

HSV110 - Counseling/Interviewing
Course reviews psychological principles and counseling techniques for public and social/human service workers. Content includes interview varieties, types and purposes; various communication techniques to establish rapport, question, reflectand help clients explore feelings and beliefs; and diagnostic and record-keeping systems. Skills developed largely through class exercises, role-plays and skill practice. Recommended: PSY 101.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

HSV121 - Treatment Strategies
Course explores organizational collaborative efforts in a “continuum of care” approach to human services. Content includes efforts made to provide the client/patient with full array of comprehensive services and solutions. Focus is on techniques to provide outreach, treatment/ service planning, proper documentation, and referral techniques, services to special populations.Recommended: PSY 101.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

HSV122 - Assessment and Treatment of The Chemically Dependent
Course increases proficiency in utilizing various instruments and associated interviewing techniques to assess alcohol and other drug abuse or dependence disorders. Content includes development of increased understanding of criteria forplacement in differing levels of treatment, and understanding dual disorders. Focus is on learning how to determine treatment needs based upon proper assessment, becoming familiar with differences in attitude and behavior patterns of special populations in order to provide meaningful quality care. Recommended: PSY 120 and PSY 235. Prerequisite: HSV 121.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

HSV160 - Domestic Violence Advocacy
Course examines the skills necessary to provide crisis intervention in various settings to adult and child survivors of domestic violence, and offers a background of information on domestic violence and advocacy for victims/survivors. Upon completion, students will be eligible to intern at an approved domestic violence victim advocacy agency. The student who completes both the coursework and the internship will be eligible to take the State examination and upon successful completion, receive credentialing as an Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professional.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

HSV165 - Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention
Course examines the skills necessary to provide crisis intervention in various settings to adult and child survivors of sexual violence, and offers a background of information on sexual violence and the rape crisis movement. Successful completion of the course qualifies the student to receive certification by a State-approved agency such as Northwest CASA.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

HSV210 - Counseling/Interviewing II
Course continues HSV 110. Content includes review of psychological principles and counseling techniques used by public and social/human service workers. Skills learned previously refined to focus on more in-depth probing of issues blocking effective responding of clients to life’s challenges. Further methods of analyzing and interpreting data uncovered in therapeutic counseling sessions and interviews. Practice given in conducting sessions, analyzing information uncovered in counseling, and proper documentation. Prerequisite: HSV 110.Recommended: PSY 101 and PSY 130.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

HSV250 - Substance Abuse Practicum I
Course involves placement in an approved field to integrate and apply knowledge and skills in a clinical setting. Minimum 300 (three hundred) hours in a supervised field experience. Focus of practical experience in core functions include screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis intervention, client education, referral, reports and record keeping under the direction of a Practicum Site Supervisor. Program coordinator and/or practicum faculty provides ongoing supervision, monitoring and evaluation of student progress.Prerequisite: Completion of HSV 110, HSV 121, HSV 122, PSY 234, PSY 235, PSY 237 and PSY 238, each with a minimum grade of C, and consent of department coordinator.
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 20)
Fee: $65

HSV255 - Substance Abuse Practicum II
Course involves placement in an approved field to integrate and apply knowledge and skills in a clinical setting. Minimum 300 (three hundred) hours in a supervised field experience, directed by Practicum Site Supervisor. Focus of practical experience in core functions include includes orientation, assessment, ethics, screening, intake, case management, community outreach, treatment planning, essentials of supervision, psychopathology, suicide risk, crisis intervention, client education, referral, charting and record keeping. Department coordinator and/or practicum faculty will provide ongoing supervision, monitoring and evaluation of student progress. Prerequisite: Completion of HSV 155 with a minimum grade of “C” and consent of department coordinator; also, a minimum of an A.A.S. degree in a Behavioral Science.
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 20)
Fee: $65

HSV260 - CADC Test Review
Course reviews content of course work in Substance Abuse Counseling Certificate program and the Core Functions required by IAODAPCA to receive the CADC (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor) credential. Focus is on preparation forthe IC&RC examination. Prerequisite: HSV 155 or consent of department coordinator.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 0)

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