Course Descriptions

CHLT 1309. Community Ethics                                                          3:3:0

Discussion of the role of ethics as it pertains to health care and community settings including ethical decision-making. Type: Tech

CHLT 1302. Wellness and Health Promotion                                     3:3:0

Overview of wellness theory and its application throughout the life span. Focus is on attitude development, impact of cultural beliefs, and communication of wellness. Includes health behavior theories and approaches to behavior modification. Type: Tech

CHLT 1340. Community Health Advocacy                                           3:3:0

Study of local, regional, and national health care resources. Identification of health organizations, support groups, and health care delivery systems to be used for client referral. Activities include visits to various local agencies and attendance/participation in related activities. Type: Tech

CHLT 2166. Practicum (or field experience)-Community Health Services/ Liaison/Counseling.                                                                                    1:0:08

Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student.  Prerequisite: CHLT 1309, PSYT 1329, and DAAC 1317 and/or consent of Instructor. Type: Tech

CMSW 1309. Problems of Children and Adolescents                                  3:3:0

Examine common problems and evaluate effective prevention and intervention models of at-risk children and youth.  Topics include social, family, educational systems impact, juvenile delinquency, teen sexuality, and mental health including addictive behaviors to promote wellness. Type: Tech

DAAC 1317. Basic Counseling Skills.                                                                  3:3:0

An overview and application of  basic counseling skills.  Presents the basic counseling skills  necessary to develop an effective helping relationship with clients. Develops an understanding in group dynamics/theory necessary in skill development and application of group facilitation. Prerequisite: CHLT 1309 and PSYT 1329. Type: Tech

DAAC 1319. Substance-Related Addictive Disorders.                                3:3:0

An overview of causes and consequences of substance-related and addictive disorders, the major drug classifications, and the counselor's code of ethics.  Introduces prevention, intervention and treatment strategies as they relate to the individual, family, community, and society.  Covers the state licensing requirements/ethical standards in the state of Texas for substance abuse counselors.  Type: Tech

GERS 1342. Aging and Mental Health                                                                     3:3:0

Examination of current issues to mental health of older adults. Includes the theoretical and empirical foundations relevant to the psychological study of older adults. Theory and application of case management models and client processes are included.  Type: Tech

PMHS 2260. Clinical-Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Tech.                      2:0:12

Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. Prerequisite:  CHLT 1309, PSYT 1329, and DAAC 1317 and/or consent of Instructor. Type: Tech

PSYT 1329. Interviewing and Communication Skills.                                           3:3:0

Development of the basic communication skills necessary to develop an effective helping relationship with clients. Emphasis on importance of effective oral communications.  Topics include counseling techniques such as intake interviewing, relationship building, and informed consent. Type: Tech

PSYT 2345. Principles of Behavior Management                                                   3:3:0

An analysis of behavior management and cognitive theories and techniques with emphasis on their applications. Prerequisite: PSYC 2301 Introduction to General Psychology. Type: Tech

PSYT 2164: Practicum (or field experience)-Clinical Psychology.                   1:0:08

Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. Capstone Course. Prerequisite: CHLT 1309, PSYT 1329, and DAAC 1317 and/or consent of Instructor. Type: Tech

PSYT 2321. Crisis Intervention.                                                                                   3:3:0

Examination of crisis management and intervention theories in assisting clients in crisis situations. Topics include coping skills to increase potential reinstatement of equilibrium to an individual's lifestyle and suicide prevention. Type: Tech

PSYT 2335. Family Systems.                                                                                        3:3:0

An analysis of family relationships, marriage, and social change from historical and modern perspectives. Type: Tech

 SCWK 1321. Orientation to Social Services                                                            3:3:0

Introduction to the basic concepts, information, and practices within the field of social services. Topics include a survey of the historical development of social services; populations served by social service workers; and review of current treatment and/or services.  Type: Tech

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