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James Kirby (2008)
A.A. Ventura College
B.A. CSU Fresno
M.S.W. CSU Fresno

Susan Holford (2001)
B.S.W. San Jose State
M.S.W. CSU Sacramento

The faculty in the social sciences provide instruction leading to degrees and/or certificates in two majors within the field of human services.

Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counseling - Major #7951

This program is designed for students interested in working in the field of chemical dependency. Completion of the total program will broaden a student's understanding and assist in preparation needed to enter the field of alcoholism and drug abuse counseling.

This program is recognized by the California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators (CADE).

A Certificate of Completion in Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counseling is awarded in recognition that a student has completed the following two entry-level courses in the field of Substance Abuse Counseling.

Social Work Option - Major #7631

This program is desinged to prepare students for entry-level based employment in a social service setting or to transfer as a junior to a baccalaureate degree program in social work. This program is for the person who has a strong desire to help people who traditionally have been underrepresented withing the larger society and require interventions and assistance in increasing control of their personal destinies. These introductory courses will give the student a good fundamental working knowledge of the social services system. The program offerscourse work leading to a certficate of completion, a certificate of achievement, and an associate in science degree in social work.


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Courses in Human Services


2 AMERICAN MINORITY GROUPS

3 units, 3 lecture hours, (See also Sociology 2)

Advisory: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

The institutional, ecological, demographic, sociological, and social-psychological aspects of ethnicity and race, and the examination of other non-dominant groups in the United States. (A, CSU, UC)


10 INTRODUCTION TO AGING STUDIES

3 units, 3 lecture hours, (See also Sociology 10)

Advisory: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

An introduction to gerontology: theories, concepts, perspectives, and research in the study of aging: psychological and sociological changes; cultural, multicultural, and political issues. Intergenerational and multicultural activities. (A, CSU, UC)

18 ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE COUNSELING: PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL GROWTH

2 units, 2 lecture hours

Advisory: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Techniques to establish optimal performance and the well-being of the helping professional. (A, CSU)

19A OCCUPATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

1-4 units, (Repeats = 3)

Prerequisite: Human Services 20. Corequisite: Human Services 24 (may be taken prior to HS 19A). Must be enrolled in minimum of 7 units, including occupational work experience class, have a job directly related to the work experience class and either be majoring in the field or be enrolled in a course directly related to the job. Advisory: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Supervised employment from 5 to 20 hours per week, and one hour in class per week. The amount of college credit earned by the student is dependent upon the number of hours of work during the semester as follows:

One unit for minimum of 75 hours;
Two units for minimum of 150 hours;
Three units for minimum of 225 hours;
Four units for total of 300 hours. (A, CSU)

19B OCCUPATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE IN ALCOHOLISM COUNSELING

1-4 units, (Repeats = 3)

Prerequisite: Human Services 42 and 43. Corequisite: Must be enrolled in minimum of 7 units, including occupational work experience class, have a job directly related to the work experience class and either be majoring in the field or be enrolled in a course directly related to the job. Advisory: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Supervised employment from 5 to 20 hours per week, and one hour in class per week. The amount of college credit earned by the student is dependent upon the number of hours of work during the semester as follows:

One unit for minimum of 75 hours;
Two units for minimum of 150 hours;
Three units for minimum of 225 hours;
Four units for total of 300 hours. (A, CSU)

20 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WELFARE

3 units, 3 lecture hours

Advisory: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Social, economic, political, philosophical and historical factors in the development of social welfare and social work in western society. (A, CSU)

24 FUNDAMENTALS OF INTERVIEWING AND COUNSELING

3 units, 3 lecture hours

Advisory: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Principles of interviewing and counseling, both theory and practice. Focus on specific skills within a human service setting. Analysis of the dynamics between counselor and client. (A, CSU)

25 ASSERTIVENESS TRAINING

2 units, 2 lecture hours, (See also Women's Studies 25)

Advisory: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

How to become more effective and creative in expressing oneself in a courteous and dignified manner. Discovering the communication options available in various life situations. (A, CSU)

30 GROUP AND COMMUNITY SOCIAL SERVICES

3 units, 3 lecture hours

Advisory: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Methods in social work intervention with individual, group, and community; problem analysis and available services. (A, CSU)

35 INTRODUCTION TO EATING DISORDERS

2 units, 2 lecture hours

Advisory: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Compulsive overeating, bulimia, and anorexia nervosa. Selected research findings related to weight regulation, psychological variables, dieting, obesity, cultural factors, family dynamics, and medical complications. (A, CSU)

38 COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH: POLICY AND SERVICES

3 units, 3 lecture hours

Corequisite: Human Services 20. Advisory: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Community service prevention and treatment programs for mental health and illness. (Scheduled infrequently) (A, CSU)

40 ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE COUNSELING: LAW AND ETHICS, PREVENTION, EDUCATION, OUTREACH AND REFERRAL

3 units, 3 lecture hours, (See also Sociology 40)

Advisory: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Classification of drugs, legal solutions, restrictions, community prevention, outreach, screening techniques, intervention and referral, and crisis counseling. Not open to students with credit in Human Services/Sociology 41. (A, CSU)

42 INTRODUCTION TO ALCOHOL AND DRUG COUNSELING

3 units, 3 lecture hours

Advisory: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

The history of alcohol and other mood changing drugs in the U.S.; myths and stereotypes of alcohol use; socio-cultural factors that contribute to the use of drugs; patterns and progression of alcoholism; and the dynamics of treatment. (A, CSU)

43 ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE COUNSELING: CASE MANAGEMENT

3 units 3 lecture hours

Prerequisite: Human Services 42. Advisory: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Elementary techniques in the treatment of alcohol dependency for the individual and the family; student participation in counseling techniques in a group study experience. Bookkeeping, referral, consultation, and follow-up skills. (A, CSU)

44 PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS

3 units, 3 lecture hours

Advisory: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

The physical and psychological aspects of drug use, including abuse and addiction, physical and psychological dependencies, physiological effects of commonly used drugs, and treatment and prevention. Not open to students with credit in Human Services 45. (A, CSU)


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