Human Services


The two-year Human Services program is designed to meet an increasing need for paraprofessional and volunteer human services generalists. The program is designed to prepare students for employment as Human Service paraprofessional counselors, workers, and aides in areas of welfare, vocational rehabilitation, mental health, and chemical dependency.  The program also provides additional training and skills to paraprofessionals and volunteer human service workers currently employed, enabling them to more effectively meet human services needs.

Courses

Degrees and Certificates

HUMAN SERVICES
(Associate in Science)
Required Courses                                                       Units
HUSEV 10 Introduction to Human Services................................. 3
PSYCH 1A General Psychology.................................................. 3
PSYCH 33 Personal/Social Adjustment....................................... 3
SOCIL 1 Introduction to Sociology............................................. 3
SOCIL 2 Social Problems........................................................... 3
SOCIL 10 Sociology of Marriage................................................. 3
SPECH 7 Interpersonal Communication...................................... 3
Total units required for degree major....................................... 21
Additional Recommended Courses
AJ 31 Criminal/Delinquent Behavior........................................... 3
AJ 33 Introduction to Correctional Counseling.......................... 3
ASIAN 14 Asian-American History.............................................. 3
EDUC 1 Introduction to Teaching............................................... 3
FCS 31 Child, Family, Community.............................................. 3
LARAZ 1 Introduction to Chicano Studies.................................. 3
PSYCH 40 Childhood/Adolescence............................................. 3

CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY AWARENESS (Associate in Science)
Required Courses                                                       Units
HUSEV 10 Introduction to Human Services................................. 3
HUSEV 20 Introduction to Chemical Dependency Studies........... 3
HUSEV 21 Intro to Physiological/
        Psychological Effects of Drugs of Addiction....................... 3
HUSEV 22 Intro to Development/Progression
        of Addictive Patterns of Behavior....................................... 3
Electives (select 6 units from the lists below) ................................. 6
Category I –
All count toward elective requirement
HUSEV 30 Adult Children of Alcoholics..................................... 1
HUSEV 31 Family Treatment Approaches.................................... 1
HUSEV 32 Relationship Addiction/Co-Dependency..................... 1
HUSEV 33 Self-Awareness: Key to Non-Addictive Behavior......... 1
HUSEV 34 Gender Differences Related to Substance Abuse......... 1
HUSEV 35 Addiction and Domestic Violence............................... 1
HUSEV 36 Chemical Dependency Prevention in Schools............. 1
HUSEV 37 Drug-Free Workplace: Employee Assist Programs...... 1
Category II – Only 3 units count toward elective
PSYCH 1A General Psychology.................................................. 3
SOCIL 1 Introduction to Sociology............................................. 3
Total units required for degree major....................................... 18

CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY AWARENESS (Certificate of Achievement)
Required Courses                                                       Units
HUSEV 20 Introduction to Chemical Dependency Studies........... 3
HUSEV 21 Intro to Physiological/
        Psychological Effects of Drugs of Addiction....................... 3
HUSEV 22 Intro to Development/
        Progression of Addictive Patterns of Behavior................... 3
Electives (select 6 units from Categories I or II following) ................ 6
Category I –
All count toward elective requirement
HUSEV 30 Adult Children of Alcoholics..................................... 1            HUSEV 31 Family Treatment Approaches   1
HUSEV 32 Relationship Addiction/Co-Dependency..................... 1
HUSEV 33 Self-Awareness: Key to Non-Addictive Behavior......... 1
HUSEV 34 Gender Differences Related to Substance Abuse......... 1
HUSEV 35 Addiction and Domestic Violence............................... 1
HUSEV 36 Chemical Dependency Prevention in Schools............. 1
HUSEV 37 Drug-Free Workplace: Employee Assist Programs...... 1
Category II –
Only 3 units count toward certificate
HUSEV 10 Introduction to Human Services................................. 3
PSYCH 1A General Psychology.................................................. 3
SOCIL 1 Introduction to Sociology............................................. 3
Total units required................................................................. 15

CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY COUNSELOR (Associate in Science)
Required Courses                                                       Units
HUSEV 20 Introduction to Chemical Dependency Studies........... 3
HUSEV 21 Intro to Physiological/
        Psychological Effects of Drugs of Addiction....................... 3
HUSEV 22 Intro to Development/Progression
        of Addictive Patterns of Behavior....................................... 3
HUSEV 23 Basic Law/Ethics for Chem. Dep. Couns..................... 3
HUSEV 24 Case Management/Psychopathology........................... 3
HUSEV 25 Basic Chemical Dependency Counseling.................... 3
*HUSEV 26A AND 26B Supervised
        Field Work Practicum (Internship) ....................................... 7
Total units required for degree major....................................... 25
*Practicum consists of 300 hours, 255 hours field and 45 hours classroom, of specialized and supervised field work practice. Certification is by California Certification Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors and requires additional extensive internships, usually completed during employment; qualifies a person for entry into a certified internship. The 255 practicum hours count toward further internship requirements.

CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY COUNSELOR
(Certificate of Achievement)
Required Courses                                                       Units
HUSEV 20 Introduction to Chemical Dependency Studies........... 3
HUSEV 21 Intro/Physiological/Psychological ...............................                             Effects of Drugs of Addiction    3
HUSEV 22 Intro/Development/Progression of ..............................                             Addictive Patterns of Behavior  3
HUSEV 23 Basic Law/Ethics for Chemical Dependency Counselor 3
HUSEV 24 Introduction to Case Management/Psychopathology... 3
HUSEV 25 Basic Chemical Dependency Counseling.................... 3
*HUSEV 26A AND 26B Supervised
        Field Work Practicum (Internship) ....................................... 7
Electives (Select 6 units from the following) ................................... 6
Category I – 3 units required
HUSEV 30 Adult Children of Alcoholics..................................... 1
HUSEV 31 Family Treatment Approaches.................................... 1
HUSEV 32 Relationship Addiction/Co-Dependency..................... 1
HUSEV 33 Self-Awareness: Key to Non-Addictive Behavior......... 1
HUSEV 34 Gender Differences Related to Substance Abuse......... 1
HUSEV 35 Addiction and Domestic Violence............................... 1
HUSEV 36 Chemical Dependency Prevention in Schools............. 1
HUSEV 37 Drug-Free Workplace: Employee Assist Programs...... 1
Category II – 3 units required
HUSEV 10 Introduction to Human Services................................. 3
PSYCH 1A General Psychology.................................................. 3
SOCIL 1 Introduction to Sociology............................................. 3
Total units required................................................................. 31

*Practicum consists of 300 hours, 255 hours field and 45 hours classroom, of specialized and supervised field work practice. Certification is by California Certification Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors and requires additional extensive internships, usually completed during employment; qualifies a person for entry into a certified internship. The 255 practicum hours count toward further internship requirements.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR – Information (not a degree)

Certification is by the California Certification Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors. Extensive internships beyond the Yuba College Chemical Dependency Counselor Program are required for State Certification. The value of the Yuba College program of instruction is to:
1.     Qualify for additional internships; and
2.     Qualify for entry-level non-certified employment.
        The required internships defined below are usually completed during employment and do accept 255 hours of the Yuba College practicum toward completion.
Required
Certification                                                           Internship
Designation                                                                    Hours
Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselor........................................ 6,000
Certified Alcohol Counselor................................................ 4,000
Certified Drug Counselor..................................................... 4,000

Courses

HUSEV 10—Introduction to Human Services  (3 units)
                                                                                            CSU
Survey of human services and social work; exploration of helping skills applied to such human problems as poverty, parenting, education, substance abuse, illness, and mental health.  (L)

HUSEV 11—Understanding Diverse Racial & Ethnic
                Cultures  (3 units)                                             CSU
An understanding of human dynamics and differences between people of diverse racial, ethnic and gender backgrounds will be discussed. Designed to generate sensitivity and appreciation of differences, eliminate barriers that get in way of working with diverse populations and create a healthier and safer environment. (L)

HUSEV 11B—Cross-Cultural Perspectives in Human Service  (3 units)       CSU
Provide students with a consistent framework which can inform and provide a better, more in-depth understanding of culture and its relationship to psychological processes. (L)

HUSEV 15—Aging: Concepts and Issues  (3 units)                                        CSU/UC
Social, economic, and psychological factors related to aging and the changing roles in contemporary society, including current controversies, personal adaptation to aging, income and housing, health and long-term care, employment and retirement, community social services, and social inequality. Not open for credit to student with credit in SOC 30. (L)

HUSEV 20—Introduction to Chemical Dependency
                Studies  (3 units)                                              CSU
Overview of major topics in the study of drug abuse and dependency, i.e. history, drugs of abuse, models of prevention, addiction and treatment, and local and national policy.  (L)

HUSEV 21—Intro. to Physiological/Psychological
                Effects of Drugs of Abuse  (3 units)              CSU
Introduction and overview focused on drug action and disposition of the major drugs of abuse; ethanol, marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, PCP, LSD, and designer drugs. Drug testing and the National Institute of Drug Abuse guidelines will be discussed.  (L)

HUSEV 22—Introduction to Development/Progression
                of Addictive Patterns of Behavior (3 units)                                      CSU
Introduction to the causes and development of addiction and co-dependency; exploration of the process of denial, use of defense mechanisms, and the influences on the family.  (L)

HUSEV 23—Basic Law/Ethics for Chemical
                Dependency Counselors  (3 units)                CSU
Introduction to the legal/ethical responsibilities of the chemical dependency counselor, with emphasis on confidentiality and the legal concept of privilege. All federal/state laws regarding the counselor/client relationship, client’s rights, child abuse reporting, etc., will be discussed; emphasis will be on the obligation of the counselors to the clients, their families, and society.  (L)

HUSEV 24—Introduction to Case Management 
                (3 units)                                                              CSU
Introduction to mental health problems which affect substance abuse. Focus on the techniques of interviewing, case conceptualization, treatment planning, case management, and relapse control in chemical dependency counseling; familiarization with DSM IV-R and system of diagnosis approved by the American Psychiatric Association, including differential diagnosis, prognosis, and associated features.  (L)

HUSEV 25—Basic Chemical Dependency Counseling                    (3 units) CSU
Broad overview of the counseling methods used in the treatment of alcohol/drug dependency. An introduction to counseling theories and techniques used in the treatment; i.e., psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, multimodal, client centered, couples and family counseling.  Case histories and specific theories will be analyzed.  (L)

HUSEV 26A—Supervised Field Work Practicum
                (2 units)                                                              CSU
Supervised field work practice in a variety of settings that will introduce students to the various aspects of the field, and will afford students the opportunity to develop and refine their knowledge and skills in chemical dependency counseling. Meets California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors requirements.  Prerequisite:  HUSEV 23 and 24.  (L)

HUSEV 26B—Supervised Field Work Practicum
                (5 units)                                                              CSU
Supervised field work practice in a variety of settings that will introduce students to the various aspects of the field and will afford students the opportunity to develop and refine their knowledge and skills in chemical dependency counseling. Meets California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselor requirements. Prerequisite: HUSEV 25 and 26A.  (L)

HUSEV 30—Adult Children of Alcoholics  (1 unit)       CSU
Exploration of techniques, concepts, and behavioral guidelines for identifying the consequences of parental alcoholism/addiction; principles of modeling, shaping, reinforcement, and extinction of dysfunctional behavioral patterns learned in childhood will be described.  (L)

HUSEV 31—Family Treatment Approaches
                (1 unit)                                                                CSU
Examination of the systems approach in chemical dependency counseling as it relates to dysfunctional, addictive families.  (L)

HUSEV 32—Relationship Addiction/Co-dependency
(1 unit)                                                                CSU

Identification of co-dependent behavior and the effects of these behaviors on relationships; assessment of healthy vs. unhealthy relationships on a continuum.  (L)

HUSEV 33—Self Awareness: Key to Non-Addictive
                Behavior  (1 unit)                                              CSU
Emphasis on techniques to build a healthy relationship with oneself as fundamental for releasing addictive behavior patterns.  Grades are P/NP.  (L)

HUSEV 34—Gender Differences Related to Substance
                Abuse  (1 unit)                                                  CSU
Exploration of the socialization process for females and males as it relates to the development of addictive behavior; the differences in societal views and treatment issues.  (L)

HUSEV 35—Addiction and Domestic Violence
                (1 unit)                                                                CSU
Overview of factors contributing to and eliciting explosive behavior responses in adults and children where substance abuse occurs in the home.  Grades are P/NP.  (L)

HUSEV 36—Chemical Dependency Prevention in
                School  (1 unit)                                                 CSU
Discussion of how parents, students, school systems, and communities can achieve a drug-free community; activities at the elementary and secondary level; appropriate for all concerned about chemical dependency in schools; explores implementation of current models of prevention, and prevention strategies as applied to the school system.  (L)

HUSEV 37—Drug-Free Workplace: Employee
                Assistance Programs  (1 unit)                        CSU
Awareness and understanding of chemical dependency in the workplace; principles that staff can use in dealing with chemical dependency and job performance.  (L)