Human Services Counseling (HSCO)

Human Services Counseling (HSCO)

HSCO 500  Introduction to Human Services Counseling  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course explores the historical context and the current structure of the Human Service field. Students will be exposed to the primary intervention strategies utilized in human services including interviewing, case management and facilitating groups. The special populations served in the Human Service profession will be examined. Topics including values and ethical dilemmas, the social welfare system, diversity, program planning, organizing and changing systems, legal issues, staying current and avoiding burnout will be considered.

Offered: Resident and Online

HSCO 502  Human Growth and Development  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: HSCO 500 (may be taken concurrently)

This course explores individuals throughout the lifespan in the areas of cognitive, personality, physical, and social development specifically through the examination of various theories. Understanding development crises, specific interventions, and optimal wellness are key content areas within this course. Additionally, this course provides a framework for understanding the impact of various situational, environmental, and sociocultural factors on individuals and their families and communities.

Offered: Resident and Online

HSCO 506  Integration of Spirituality and Counseling  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Students critically examine how a Christian worldview and a client's spirituality impact the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning process in counseling. Ethical, diagnostic, and assessment issues relevant to the use of Christian spiritual interventions with appropriately religious individuals, couples, and families are considered, along with current research related to spirituality and counseling.

Offered: Resident and Online

HSCO 508  Studies in Interpersonal Communication  3 Credit Hour(s)  

An interactive learning experience designed to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of self and the "listening-to-understanding" skills which facilitate improved interpersonal communications in establishing and maintaining relationships with God and others.

Offered: Resident and Online

HSCO 509  Multicultural Issues in Human Services  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course examines contemporary scholarship on race/ethnic relations and addresses issues of racial/ethnic identities, gender inequality, and disability discrimination. It will examine social stratification by looking at various public policy arenas, social institutions, and the history of group marginalization. The course employs case studies, various readings, and theoretical and empirical literature on racial/ethnic relations, gender, and disability issues.

Offered: Resident and Online

HSCO 511  Group Dynamics  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course involves the study of human beings in relationship to other persons, singularly and in groups. The course explores-in theory and through in-class exercises - the real-life application of various aspects of group dynamics including (but not limited to) leadership, motivation, perception, power, and decision-making.

Offered: Resident and Online

HSCO 597  Seminar in Human Services Counseling  3 Credit Hour(s)  

An intensive study of a specific subject in human services counseling. This course allows variation in the approach and content of the regular curriculum.

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