Course Descriptions

CHLT 1209. Community Ethics                                                          2:2:0

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

A heallth-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts.  Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Prerequisite: CHLT 1209, PSYT 1329, DAAC 1317 (may take DAAC 1317 concurrently for certificate only and/or with consent of Instructor). Type: Tech

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

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

CMSW 2166. Practicum (or field experience)-Clinical/Medical Social Work. 1:0:11

Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. Capstone Course. Prerequisite: CHLT 1209, PSYT 1329, DAAC 1317 (may take DAAC 1317 concurrently for certificate only and/or consent of Instructor). Type: Tech

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

Presents the basic counseling skills necessary to develop an effective helping relationship with clients and develop an understanding in group dynamics/theory necessary in skill development and application of group facilitation. Prerequisite: CHLT 1209 and PSYT 1329. Type: Tech

DAAC 1319. Intro to Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions.                                3:3:0

Provides an overview of causes and consequences of addiction as they relate to the individual, family, community, and society. Overview of alternatives regarding prevention, intervention, and treatment. Includes explanation of competencies and requirements for licensure in Texas. Identifies addiction issues related to diverse populations.  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 the later part of the life span. 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 1209, 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. Topics include counseling techniques such as intake interviewing, relationship building, problem identification and resolution. Emphasis on importance of effective oral communications. Concerns regarding nonverbal communication, ethics, and an emphasis on importance of effective oral communications stressed. Type: Tech

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

A study 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 1209, PSYT 1329, and DAAC 1317 and/or consent of Instructor. Type: Tech

PSYT 2321. Crisis Intervention.                                                                                   3:3:0

A study of the principles and theories of assisting the individual in a crisis situation. 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

Examine the American family from historical and modern perspectives. Emphasis on current issues regarding structures of relationships, marriage, and social change. 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; social, legal, and clinical definitions; and review of current information regarding indications for and methods of treatment and/or services. Type: Tech

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