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CMSW 1323 - The Exceptional Person (3-3-0)
This course will provide an overview of the disabling conditions most often encountered by human service professionals. Studies will include sensory deficits, physical, intellectual and learning disabilities as well as giftedness. Attitudes, definitions, etiologies, prevalence, treatments and service delivery systems will be discussed. Fieldwork is required.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Prerequisites: SCWK 1321. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
DAAC 1319 - Introduction to Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions (3-3-0)
Causes and consequences of addiction as they relate to the individual, family, community, and society are discussed. Response alternatives regarding intervention, treatment, education, and prevention are reviewed. Competencies and requirements for licensure in Texas are explained. Addiction issues related to diverse populations are presented.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
DAAC 1391 - Special Topics in Alcohol/Drug Abuse Counseling (3-3-0)
Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Prerequisites: DAAC 1319. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
DAAC 2306 - Substance Abuse Prevention I (3-3-1)
Focuses on aspects of substance abuse prevention from a public health model. Topics include the history of prevention, risk and protective factors among youth, community-based prevention strategies, program design and evaluation, and resources for prevention planning.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
DAAC 2307 - Addicted Family Intervention (3-3-0)
An introduction to the family as a dynamic system focusing on the effects of addiction pertaining to family roles, rules, and behavior patterns. Discusses the impact of mood altering substances and behaviors and therapeutic alternatives as they relate to the family from a multicultural and transgenerational perspective.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Prerequisites: DAAC 1319. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
DAAC 2341 - Counseling Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions (3-3-0)
Special skills and techniques in the application of counseling skills for the Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) client. Development and utilization of advanced treatment planning and management. Includes review of confidentiality and ethical issues.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Prerequisites: DAAC 1319. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
DAAC 2353 - Substance Abuse Prevention II (3-3-1)
In-depth exploration of research, evaluation methods and best practices in prevention program design. Fieldwork is required.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Prerequisites: DAAC 2306. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
PSYT 1313 - Psychology of Personal Adjustment (3-3-0)
Development of personal, social, and work adjustment skills. Exploration will include open communication, assertiveness, self-disclosure, and building relationships with group members in a way that enhances trust and mutual concern. Knowledge gained in class is designed to transfer to actual working situations.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: R Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
PSYT 1394 - Special Topics in Counseling Psychology (3-3-0)
Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Prerequisites: PSYT 2339. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
PSYT 2339 - Counseling Theories (3-3-0)
An examination of major theories of various treatment modalities. Topics include reality therapy, psychodynamics, grief therapy, person-centered therapy, rational emotive therapy, and cognitive behavioral approaches. Attention is given to the role of counselor as part of the total spectrum of human services.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
PSYT 2345 - Principles of Behavior Management and Modification (3-3-0)
A study of the theories and principles of behavior management, cognitive theories and techniques. Emphasis will be on their applications including managing self-behavior. In-depth study will be in operant conditioning techniques.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Prerequisites: PSYT 2339. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
RECT 1301 - Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation (3-3-0)
Introduction to the value, history, philosophy, terminology, process, and outcomes of therapeutic recreation. Emphasis on identification of client groups, leisure activities, application of therapeutic recreation in human services various settings, and professional development and career opportunities. Fieldwork is required.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
RECT 1341 - Therapeutic Recreation Leadership I (3-3-0)
Provides the student with the knowledge and practice necessary to plan and implement therapeutic activities that involve music, drama, dance, arts, and crafts. Focus on the range of individuals who may benefit from these activities. Leadership skills, rather than mastery of performance skills, will be stressed. Fieldwork is required.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
RECT 1342 - Therapeutic Recreation Leadership II (3-3-0)
Provides the student with the knowledge and practice necessary to plan and implement therapeutic activities that involve sports, games, fitness, and outdoor recreation activities with emphasis on the range of individuals who benefit from these activities. Leadership skills, rather than mastery of performance, will be stressed. Fieldwork is required.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
RECT 2431 - Therapeutic Recreation Program Planning (4-3-1)
Development of the knowledge and skills required to effectively plan recreation and leisure programs that meet the physical, psychological, and social needs of participants. Major topics include assessment techniques, goal writing, developing outcome measures, facilitation and implementation techniques, adaptations, and evaluation. Fieldwork is required.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Prerequisites: RECT 1301. Corequisites: Prior completion or concurrent enrollment in RECT 1341 and RECT 1342. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
SCWK 1303 - Ethics for Social Service Professionals (3-3-0)
Ethical considerations based on social and human services standards. Includes comparison of ethical codes, confidentiality, dual relationships, guidelines for web counseling, ethical considerations dealing with broadcast media, diversity and multiculturalism.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
SCWK 1305 - Group Work Intervention (3-3-0)
Examination of the various stages of the group work treatment process with emphasis on roles, tasks, and potential problem areas. Topics include mechanics of group function, structure of groups, communication patterns within groups, effective group facilitation skills, and techniques used to address special population issues and needs.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Prerequisites: PSYT 2339. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
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; social, legal, and clinical definitions; and review of current information regarding indications for and methods of treatment and/or services.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: R Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
SCWK 1391 - Special Topics in Social Work (3-3-0)
Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledges, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.
 
 Ethical Issues in Human Services - Discussion of ethical issues that pose dilemmas in the delivery of human services. Some of these dilemmas are dual relationships, confidentiality, reporting child abuse, physician-assisted suicide, professional boundaries, and patient rights.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
SCWK 2305 - Special Problems of Youth (3-3-0)
Examination of the particular problems of youth and their implications for social service workers delivering services to this population.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
SCWK 2311 - Interview and Counseling Theories (3-3-0)
Development of the basic communication skills necessary to develop an effective helping relationship with clients. Topics include counseling techniques such as intake interviewing, relationship building, problem identification and resolution. Emphasis on importance of effective oral communications.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Prerequisites: PSYT 2339. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
SCWK 2331 - Abnormal Behavior (3-3-0)
An exploration and identification of maladaptive behavior including characteristics, classification, diagnosis, and treatment modalities. Topics include factors associated with defining and identifying abnormal behavior.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: E Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
SCWK 2486 - Internship I -- Social Work (4-0-12)
An experience external to the college for an advanced student in a specialized field involving a written agreement between the educational institution and a business or industry. Mentored and supervised by a workplace employee, the student achieves objectives that are developed and documented by the college and that are directly related to specific occupational outcomes. This may be a paid or unpaid experience. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00  Insurance Fee: $10.00

Skills: I Prerequisites: Student must obtain department approval in semester prior to enrollment. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
SCWK 2487 - Internship II -- Social Work (4-0-12)
An experience external to the college for an advanced student in a specialized field involving a written agreement between the educational institution and a business or industry. Mentored and supervised by a workplace employee, the student achieves objectives that are developed and documented by the college and that are directly related to specific occupational outcomes. This may be a paid or unpaid experience. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00  Insurance Fee: $10.00

Skills: I Prerequisites: Student must obtain department approval in semester prior to enrollment. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014