College of Health and Human Services
Courses
HSRV 10000- Introduction to Human Services  

An orientation to the field of human services. History, current concepts, ethics, and the various roles of human service workers in the field are discussed. 

HSRV 10300- Helping Relationship Techniques  

This course will provide students with opportunities to increase their effectiveness in helping people. This course will examine the helping process in terms of skills, helping stages, and specific issues involved in a helping relationship. This is the second, in a series of three introductory human services courses. This course is appropriate for anyone who wants to enhance their interpersonal skills. Students will be introduced to the concepts of ethics and the legal/professional ramification for the Human Service worker.

HSRV 10500- Basic Interview Skills 

This course is designed to introduce and develop skills associated with interviewing clients.  The focus will be on skill building and competencies in attending behaviors, client observation skills, treatment plans, assessments, open and closed questions, encourager skills, paraphrasing and summarizing, and reflection of feelings and meaning.  Advanced interviewing skills will include confrontation, focusing and information giving.

HSRV 16900- Wellness and Stress Management  

Introduction to the philosophies and techniques for achieving individual wellness and optimum health.  Includes topics in stress management, nutrition awareness, and lifestyle planning, nontraditional approaches to building healthy lifestyles, exercise, and psycho-physiological well-being.  Class sessions will incorporate experiential and participatory styles of learning, lecture, discussion and small group interaction.

HSRV 20000- Behavioral Therapies 

This course will cover major theories, terms, and techniques of behavioral therapeutic approaches. It will explore a broad range of intervention strategies with application appropriate for diverse problems. The course will critically examine how these techniques can be adapted in different cultures where different interpersonal dynamics and values may exist.

HSRV 20100- Clinical Behavioral Therapy

This is the first of two courses which will provide the student with field opportunities in an approved field instruction site that provides structured learning opportunities for the student to demonstrate human services foundational knowledge, professional standards, and practice competencies required of an entry-level human services worker. An agency supervisor and a faculty member supervise students as they complete the required ninety hours of field work. The classroom component relates theory and principles of practice to agency field-study experience. Through group interaction, discussion, and analysis, students learn to develop supportive relationships with clients and apply the values of confidentiality and client self-determination. They learn how their values and personal experiences affect their work with clients.

HSRV 25100- Clinical Case Study II  

This course is designed to provide students with field opportunities in an approved field instruction site that provides structured learning opportunities for the students.  The focus will be to demonstrate human services foundational knowledge, professional standards, and practice competencies required for a human service professional. The classroom component relates theory and principles of practice to agency field-study experience. Through group interaction, discussion and analysis, students learn to develop supportive relationships with clients and apply the values of confidentiality and client self-determination.  They learn how their values and personal experiences affect their work with clients.

HSRV 21100- Dynamics of Group Behavior 

This course is appropriate for anyone who will be working with groups. The focus is upon the properties of groups, awareness of personal factors in group interaction, dimensions of leadership behavior in achieving group effectiveness, characteristics of larger social systems, and the dynamics of change. Small group experiences are supplemented by skill practice sessions and theory presentations.

HSRV 31500- Intro to Theories and Therapies 

Discusses specific theories and therapies that are essential for human service professional practice.

HSRV 32000- Case Methods 

This course will provide theoretical knowledge of techniques in case management related to human services clients and agencies.  Case management with a wide range of populations will be discussed.

HSRV 33000- Psychopharmacology in Human Services

An overview of the effects and side effects of psychiatric medications is presented Focus of the course will be knowledge useful in identifying: 1) whether or not a client is responding to pharmacological treatment, and; 2) client behaviors indicating adverse effects of medication which should be reported to the healthcare provider.

HSRV 35000- Drugs and Society

The field of substance abuse and addiction treatment is in transition.  With the proliferation of theories and the multitude of research, our understanding of addiction and addictive behaviors is ever increasing and changing. This course examines drug and alcohol use and abuse in three distinct segments. The first segment examines the historical use of alcohol and drugs; and the broad legal and social tactics developed to combat their presence in American society.  The second segment examines concepts of addiction and dependency from different societal points of view. The third segment discusses current treatment modalities and theories of addiction specific to the specific substances, behaviors, and target populations. This course then gives weight to environmental factors that drive addiction and abuse including socioeconomic and cultural contributors such as age, race, gender and genetics.  We will discuss the pathology of addiction and addictive behaviors. For example, many are familiar with the “disease model” of addiction. This is one of many different models and treatment theories we will discuss this semester.

HSRV 37700- Ethics, Policy, Law, & Professional Issues in Human Services   

This course will examine ethics, social policy, and laws that arise in the practice of human services in various organizations throughout Indiana.  In addition, standards for professional behavior in human services will be addressed.

HSRV 39900-01 Advanced Intervention Strategies

This course builds on and complements foundational courses in the Department of Human Services. This course is intended for upper level students who have successfully grasped the concepts in lower level interviewing, helping relationships, and behavior modification courses. Intervention techniques with applicability to: individual, family, and group counseling, schools, and organizations will be covered. From a perspective of Choice Theory, key concepts in this course include: cultural competency, individual choices, mental health issues, and the process of assessing, implementing, and evaluating interventions for a wide range of populations.

HSRV 39900-02 Non-Profit Management

The focus of non-profit human services agencies is to serve clients as well as to function as a business. This course will provide information on managing non-profit agencies. Topics will include: working with a board of directors, budget, engagement with stakeholders, information dissemination, fundraising, grant writing, logic models, ethics, human resource and legal issues, marketing, strategic planning, and program evaluation.

HSRV 39900-03M Trauma and Grief

This course will examine the intervention aspects of loss, grief, and trauma. The experience of loss and grief will be examined in relation to various stages of human development and different cultural perspectives. The responses of families and communities to loss will be considered. In addition, the course will cover the framework for understanding the effects of traumatic experiences on individuals, families, and communities. It will provide students with various approached an interventions for working with people who have experienced trauma or grief.

HSRV 40000- Internship I

This course will provide experiential learning related to human service agencies. Students will be assigned to a human service agency and work with an agency supervisor to apply knowledge of case management skills including intake, client assessment, and development and implementation of intervention plans. The focus this semester is on client contact. 

HSRV 40100- Internship Seminar  

This course will focus on professionalism, ethical issues, and social welfare policy as applied with human service clients and agencies.

HSRV 41700- Research Methods

The course is designed to provide the student with a comprehensive knowledge of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed method research designs. Specific information will be provided on: the research problem, the research question, IRB application, informed consent, the literature review, instrumentation, methodology, and ethics.

HSRV 42000 Substance Abuse Prevention 

Substance abuse prevention, or commonly referred to as drug abuse prevention, has been in existence in the United States since 1750. Despite the prevalence of problems related to substance abuse, prevention has received limited funding. Attempts at prevention have ranged from promotion of total abstinence to responsible behavior and education. This course provides an overview of substance abuse theory, practice, and prevention. Concepts related to substance abuse prevention in the educational setting are also examined.

HSRV 45000- Internship II

This course will provide an internship experience in a social service organization. Students will work with their agency supervisor(s) to understand the administrative and organizational functions of the organization as well as its policy and procedures.  Students will complete in-class readings, assignments, and spend time at their agency working on their project (Capstone Project) that they will present to their organization. This project is a reflection of a need/service your agency could benefit from

HSRV 45100- Internship Seminar 

This course will focus on professionalism, ethical issues, and social welfare policy as applied with human service clients and agencies.