HUS 101 Introduction to Human Services

An introduction to social welfare systems and their functions as they relate to social needs and problems within the political, social and economic contexts. An overview of the history and development of social welfare systems, the range of current social services and the knowledge and skills necessary for responding to human needs.

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12140 Introduction to Human Services Jakab 3 (Meets 10/10-11/30)

 

HUS 130 Developmental Disabilities

Explores the physiological, educational, psychological, and familial characteristics of developmental disabilities for children and adults. Mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autistic disorder and other disabilities will be presented within current and historical contexts regarding public attitudes, diagnostic criteria and services.

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12969 Developmental Disabilities Clark 3

 

HUS 134 Cultural Competence in the Helping Professions

This course familiarizes students with the theoretical and practical components of cultural competence. By understanding the elements of multicultural helping, students will develop a foundation for working with a variety of issues and populations. Topic areas will include the nature of prejudice, racial and ethnic identity, individual and collective worldview and the study of specific cultural groups. Practical strategies and cultural self-awareness will also be emphasized as essential to effective intervention with clients.

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13961 Cultural Competence in the Helping Professions Lemay 3

 

HUS 160 Perspectives on Infants, Toddlers and Young Children

An introduction to the nature and needs of young children. Developmentally appropriate methods of caregiving will be studied. Interpersonal skills needed for working with young children and their families will be developed through discussion and role playing. Descriptions of services for young children will be presented by professionals working in the field.

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14284 Perspectives on Infants, Toddlers and Young Children Sandberg 3

 

HUS 204 Practicum

Students practice advanced skills relevant to a particular human services concentration area by completing 10 competencies under professional supervision at a selected agency or program. Students attend a weekly seminar in addition to 16 hours per week at their field placements. Prerequisite: Open to HS majors; COL 214

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12973 Practicum Abbott 6

 

HUS 212 Case Management

Building upon an understanding of the social systems model, this course examines the various approaches to case management in mental health and social service settings. Content areas address history and concept stages of engagement, assessment, planning, linkage, coordination. advocacy, disengagement and organization supports. Prerequisite: HUS 101

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09386 Case Management Jakab 3

 

HUS 214 Human Services Management

Explores management theories and examines the process and techniques involved in the management of small, community-based human service programs. Covers policy development personnel management, fiscal responsibilities, goal setting, and report and grant writing. Prerequisite: PSY100 or permission

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12979 Human Services Management Lane 3

 

HUS 224 Fundamentals of Community Practice & Involvement

This course introduces the student to community practice within the context of human services. It provides an exploration and understanding of the skills and knowledge necessary for responding to client needs. Prerequisite: HUS101.

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14297 Fundamentals of Community Practice & Involvement Burdick 3

 

HUS 232 Crisis Counseling

An introduction to crisis theories and an overview of various types of crises. Students will understand the nature of a crisis. Effective intervention skills and appropriate referral procedures are addressed from a crisis management perspective. Ethical, legal, and social issues will be discussed. Prerequisite: PSY100 or permission

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13962 Crisis Counseling Lemay 3

 

HUS 233 Sexual Abuse and Trauma

Presents the experience of sexual abuse and trauma from the perspective of survivors, perpetrators and others involved. Treatment techniques and community responses involving both survivors and perpetrators are viewed within the context of various modalities. Prerequisite: HUS101 or PSY100

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09388 Sexual Abuse and Trauma Linhardt 3

 

HUS 236 Foundations of Vocational Rehabilitation

Examines the vocational rehabilitation process, focusing on evaluation, planning, treatment and placement. Provides an overview of the historical, philosophical, theoretical and operational foundation of vocational rehabilitation, particularly as it applies to people with behavioral health problems and disabling conditions. Prerequisite: HUS 101

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09389 Foundations of Vocational Rehabilitation Jakab 3

 

HUS 263 Family Interactions

Presents issues and dynamics which affect family functioning. Family relations, stresses, and strengths are examined within the context of human service delivery systems. Both contemporary and historical influences are addressed from multicultural perspectives. Prerequisite: HUS 101 or permission

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09390 Family Interactions McCue-Herlihy 3

 

HUS 323 Infant Mental Health

Presents a multidisciplinary perspective on infant mental health (IMH). Practical applications of current research will be explored. Infant mental health dynamics and the primary attachment and care giving relationship(s) will be examined in depth. Topics include risk and protective factors, assessment, psychopathology, and early intervention and infant-toddler childcare practices. Prerequisite: HUS 220

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14295 Infant Mental Health Sandberg 3

 

HUS 326 Chemical Dependency Counseling

Areas covered include treatment process, with emphasis on group process; counseling techniques and theory; and human development, with emphasis on adolescence, adulthood and counseling ethics. Prerequisite: HUS 125 or equivalent

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09392 Chemical Dependency Counseling Watkins 3

 

HUS 327E Mathematics and the Young Child

This course focuses on early mathematics and numeracy concepts relevant to young children during the first six years of life. It offers concrete suggestions about arranging the environment to provide rich opportunities for children to connect math and numbers to their daily lives. The course meets the requirements of the State of Maine Early Learning Guidelines B-5 Teacher Certification and is designed to teach students effective strategies to recognize and promote mathematical development in all young children. Prerequisite: HUS 160 or HUS 261. 3Cr

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12983 Mathematics and the Young Child Clark 3

 

HUS 330 Interviewing and Counseling

Theory and practice of psychological interviewing for the purposes of gathering data and/or modifying human behavior including current theories and techniques of counseling and psychotherapy. Includes experience with interviewing and counseling techniques and the proper use of referral. Prerequisite: PSY 100

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14823 Interviewing and Counseling Grunder 3

 

HUS 331 Substance Abuse Counseling for Special Populations

This course is designed to familiarize students with diagnostic and counseling strategies which focus on the treatment needs of adolescents, the elderly, persons with mental illness, and persons with mental retardation. Both group and individual counseling techniques will be taught including methods for recovery and relapse prevention. Prerequisite: HUS 125 or PSY 229.

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14368 Substance Abuse Counseling for Special Populations Adams 3

 

HUS 356 Women's Mental Health

The course introduces undergraduates to important information about women. This course prepares students to articulate controversies related to culture and Women's mental health and provides a background for a more gender-balanced view of psychology. Cultural factors that influence menial health and treatment for women are explored in relation to specific mental health topics, such as eating disorders, self-esteem, sexual assault, depression, sex bias in diagnosis, and feminist therapy. Prerequisite PSY 100 and HUS 218. 3 credits.

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09393 Women's Mental Health Linhardt 3

 

HUS 366 Grief Counseling

Regardless of the practice setting, mental health workers inevitably work with clients who are coping with loss, both death and non-death related, and grief reactions. This course will address the relevant knowledge and skill base needed to provide social work intervention to individuals and families coping with a range of loss experiences (normative and non-normative life transitions, divorce, physical health changes, foster placement, etc.) and death, dying and bereavement experiences. Prerequisites: HUS 330 3Cr

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09394 Grief Counseling Linhardt 3

 

HUS 416 Applied Professional Ethics for Human Services

This course addresses the need for and application of ethical standards and practices in mental health, human services and related professions. Models and resources for ethical decision making will be presented and applied to hypothetical situations. Prerequisite: HUS 101 and HUS 212

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09395 Applied Professional Ethics for Human Services Samuelian 3

 

HUS 434E Disaster Mental Health

This course is an in-depth study of the concepts, policies, practices, and research in mental health intervention during disasters. This course will provide an introduction to the disaster field, a detailed examination of the human service delivery systems; and guidelines for attending to the emotional and mental health needs of both disaster survivors and responders, using the Critical Incident Stress Management model.

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12986 Disaster Mental Health Linhardt 3

 

HUS 436 Counseling for Co-Occurring Mental Disorders and Addiction

This course is designed to familiarize students with diagnostic and counseling strategies for treatment of people with co-occurring mental disorder and addiction. Screening and assessment methods will be studied. The integration of treatment approaches will be covered including recovery and relapse models for this population. Interventions of motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral therapy, family therapy, medication management and self help groups will be taught. Prerequisites: HUS 125, and ( HUS 218 or HUS 212) CR. 3

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09396 Counseling for Co-Occurring Mental Disorders and Addi Adams 3

 

HUS 461 Internship in Mental Health & Human Services

Offers students the opportunity to work under supervision in a public or private sector agency for 16 hours a week per semester. Application of skills and knowledge provide the foundation for the course, including crisis intervention, case management and current best practices. Preparation of a comprehensive portfolio is required. Students matriculated in the Bachelor of Science in Mental Health & Human Services degree must complete a total of 12 credit hours to fulfill the internship requirement for graduation. Prerequisite: Senior status in the Bachelor of Science in Mental Health & Human Services degree and HUS 308, HUS 349 and HUS 460.

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09397 Internship in Mental Health & Human Services Lane 6

 

HUS 462 Internship in Mental Health/Human Services

Offers students the opportunity to work under supervision in a public or private sector agency for 16 hours a week per semester. Application of skills and knowledge provide the foundation for the course, including crisis intervention, case management and current best practices. Preparation of a comprehensive portfolio is required. Students matriculated in the Bachelor of Science in Mental Health & Human Services degree must complete a total of 12 credit hours to fulfill the internship requirement for graduation. Prerequisite: HUS 308, HUS 349, HUS 460, and HUS 461 or equivalent, and senior status in the Bachelor of Science in Mental Health & Human Services degree

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09398 Internship in Mental Health/Human Services Samuelian 6

 

HUS 463 Internship in Mental Health & Human Services

Offers students the opportunity to work under supervision in a public or private sector agency for 32 hours a week for the semester. Application of skills and knowledge provide the foundation for the course, including crisis intervention, case management and current best practices. Preparation of a comprehensive portfolio is required. Students matriculated in the Bachelor of Science in Mental Health & Human Services degree must complete a total of 12 credit hours to fulfill the internship requirement for graduation. CR 12 *Students may take HUS 461 and HUS 462 for a total of 12 credit hours over two semesters or take HUS 463 for one semester for a total of 12 credit hours. Prerequisite: HUS 308, HUS 349, HUS 460, and senior status in the Bachelor of Science in Mental Health & Human Services degree.

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09399 Internship in Mental Health & Human Services Lemay 12