HUMAN SERVICES

Program Learning Outcomes

College of Health, Human Services, and Nursing

Division of Human Development

 

Bachelor of Arts

Mental Health Recovery Option

 

Certificate

Mental Health Recovery

 

Faculty

Phu Phan, Program Coordinator

Tri Le, Fieldwork Coordinator

Hannah Nguyen

Human Services (HUS) Office: EAC 902, (310) 243-3461

For information regarding HUS program visit: http://www4.csudh.edu/human-development/human-services/.

 

Mission and Goals Statement 

The mission of the Human Services Program is to provide diverse members of the community with a university education that focuses on the knowledge and skills to help those in need. The Bachelor's degree in Human Services prepares students for occupations in human service settings and in social work, or for graduate training.

Program Description

The Human Services major at CSU Dominguez Hills is a single subject major (no minor required) that prepares students who earn the B.A. degree for employment in a variety of professional service careers. This major is interdisciplinary and combines courses from Human Services, Child Development, Health Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology and other areas. It is similar to a degree in social work, and it is a great major for people who want meaningful jobs helping others and serving their communities.

Features

A unique aspect of the Human Services major is the student's involvement in actual work in the field of human services through the practicums. The practicum courses provide for on-the-job training in a variety of community settings. Fieldwork settings are provided through a wide range of government and private agencies and organizations such as mental health, family service centers, geriatric care, educational settings, the correctional system, recreation departments, alcohol and drug agencies, children services, hospitals, community group settings and many others. There are many instances when practicum experience leads to employment.

Academic Advisement

New students are required to make an appointment with an Academic Advisor for a mandatory new student workshop prior to enrolling in classes. The advisors are located in the Student Service Center (SCC), WH C-300. The SCC advisors may be reached at (310) 243-2120 / (800) 344-5484 or visit www.chhsadvising@csudh.edu.

Preparation

Community college transfer students are encouraged to complete general education courses and to take human biology/anatomy and statistics prior to transferring to CSUDH.

Career Possibilities

The Human Services Program prepares students to work in mental health agencies, family service centers, facilities for the developmentally disabled, drug and alcohol services, geriatric care, personnel services, educational settings and other service areas. Human services workers assume many roles such as: case managers, advocates, teaching, group facilitators, outreach, mobilizers, consultants, planners, administrators, and evaluators. Students have ample opportunities to learn about community agencies and available occupations prior to graduation.

Graduation with Honors

An undergraduate student may graduate with Honors in Human Services provided that the following criteria are met:

  1. A minimum of 36 units in residence at CSU Dominguez Hills;
  2. A minimum grade point average of at least 3.5 in all courses used to satisfy the upper division requirements in Human Services;
  3. Recommendation by the faculty of the Human Services program.  

Student Organizations

Students in the Human Services major are eligible to join the Human Services Students Association.

 

Bachelor of Arts in Human Services

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree*

See the "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in the University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

Elective Requirements

Completion of elective courses (beyond the requirements listed below) to reach a total of a minimum of 120 units.

General Education Requirements (55-62 units)

See the "General Education" requirements in the University Catalog or the Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education requirements and course offerings.

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

See the "Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement" in the University Catalog.

Minor Requirements

Single field major, no minor required or offered.

Major Requirements (57 units)

Degree Roadmap

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree. All courses applied to the major must be satisfied with a grade of C or better.

A. Common Core Courses (15 units)

1. Interdisciplinary Courses:

MAT 131. Elementary Statistics and Probability (3)

BIO 250. Elements of Human Anatomy and Physiology (3) or

BIO 254. Human Biology (3)

ANT 310. Culture and Personality (3) or

ANT 389. Transmission of Culture (3)

PSY 363. Abnormal Personality (3)

SOC 320. The Family (3) or

HIS 379. The Family in History (3)

2. Human Services Courses (21 units):

HUS 300. Introduction to Human Services (3)

HUS 310. Helping and Professional Relationships (3)

HUS 315. Intercultural Communication for Human Services (3)

HUS 330. Human Behavior and the Social Environment (3)

HUS 400. Case Management (3)

HUS 410. Advanced Case Management with Special Populations (3)

HUS 460. Research Methods for Human Services (3)

3. Fieldwork Practicum (9 units):

HUS 380. Fieldwork Practicum in Human Services I (1) and

HUS 381. Seminar in Human Services I (2)

HUS 390. Fieldwork Practicum in Human Services II (1) and

HUS 391. Seminar in Human Services II (2)

HUS 480. Fieldwork Practicum in Human Services III (1) and

HUS 481. Seminar in Human Services III (2)

NOTE: Fieldwork and Seminar courses are taken concurrently. Fieldwork courses must be taken sequentially. Fieldwork courses must be taken credit/no credit (CR/NC). Seminar courses are graded A-F.

B. Electives: Select four upper division courses in Child Development, Health Sciences, Human Services, Recreation and Leisure Studies, Anthropology, Psychology and Sociology with the assistance of an advisor. Electives must be from two different departments (12 units).

 

Mental Health Recovery Option (54 units)

Degree Roadmap

A. Common Core Courses (18 units)

1. Interdisciplinary Courses:

MAT 131. Elementary Statistics and Probability (3)

BIO 250. Elements of Human Biology (3) or

BIO 254. Human Biology (3)

ANT 310. Culture and Personality (3) or

ANT 389. Transmission of Culture (3)

CDV 330. The School-age Years (3) or

CDV 360. Adolescence (3) or

PSY 352. Psychology of Adult Development and Aging (3)

SOC 320. The Family (3) or

HIS 379. The Family in History (3)

HEA 315. Interpersonal Skills in the Health Community (3)

2. Human Services Courses (15 units):

HUS 300. Introduction to Human Services (3)

HUS 310. Helping and Professional Relationships (3)

HUS 400. Case Management (3)

HUS 410. Advanced Case Management with Special Populations (3)

HUS 460. Research Methods for Human Services (3)

3. Fieldwork Practicum (9 units):

HUS 380. Fieldwork Practicum in Human Services I (1) and

HUS 381. Seminar in Human Services I (2)

HUS 390. Fieldwork Practicum in Human Services II (1) and

HUS 391. Seminar in Human Services II (2)

HUS 484. Fieldwork Practicum in Mental Health Recovery (1) and

HUS 485. Seminary in Mental Health Recovery (2)

4. Required Mental Health Recovery Courses (9 units):

HUS 307. Principles of Mental Health Recovery (3)

HUS 311. Interventions and strategies of Mental Health Recovery I (3)

HUS 368. Interventions and Strategies of Mental Health Recovery II (3)

5. Electives (3 units):

Select an upper division elective from Child Development, Health Sciences, Recreation and Leisure Studies, Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology with the assistance of an Academic Advisor.

 

Certificate in Mental Health Recovery (12 units)

Program Description

Human Services offers a 12 unit certificate program to prepare individuals to enter the field of Mental Health Recovery. There is a growing demand for individuals to be trained in Mental Health Recovery theory and interventions in the mental health arena.

The field of mental health services delivery is changing with new requirements for training and knowledge in Mental Health Recovery. Included in the course of study are principles of mental health recovery, intervention and strategies, and supervised practicum field experience which will allow individuals an opportunity to apply their knowledge of mental health recovery.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Minimum of 56 semester units of transferable college credit with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. C or better and all grades of C or better in all transferable course work and have satisfied any high school subject deficiency in English and mathematics by equivalent course work (The maximum transferable credit accepted from a two year college in 70 semester units.) English composition, Speech, GE Math and Logic/Critical Thinking must also be completed.
  2. Completion of Elementary Statistics with a grade of C or better.

Career Possibilities

Individuals successfully completing the certificate program will be prepared for entry level positions in community mental health clinics, counseling centers, in-patient mental health hospitals, out-patient mental health centers, youth crisis shelters, substance abuse counseling and other mental health related fields which require mental health recovery knowledge and skills.

Required Courses (12 units)

HUS 307. Principles of Mental Health Recovery (3).

HUS 311. Interventions and Strategies in Mental Health Recovery I (3)

HUS 368. Interventions and Strategies in Mental Health Recovery II (3)

HUS 484. Practicum in Mental Health Recovery (1) and

HUS 485. Seminary in Mental Health Recovery (2)

 

Course Offerings

Upper Division

The credit value for each course in semester units is indicated for each term by a number in parentheses following the title. For course availability, please see the list of tentative course offerings in the current Class Schedule.

HUS 300         Introduction to Human Services (3).

Introduction to human services as a profession. Exploration of social forces that contribute to human needs, issues and problems related to planning, delivering and evaluating programs. Some site visits are required.

HUS 307           Principles of Mental Health Recovery (3).

Prerequisite: HUS 300. Co-requisites: HUS 380 and HUS 381.

Examines the history of mental health treatment and the disparity between recent research findings and current treatment modalities. The concept of recover from mental illness will be presented with a focus on psychiatric rehabilitation (PSR) as a treatment modality support recovery.

HUS 310          Helping and Professional Relationships (3).

Prerequisites: HUS 300. Co-requisites: HUS 380 and HUS 381.

An introductory course which will focus on developing helping skills with an emphasis on ethical and professional behavior. Verbal and non-verbal helping skills will be developed through lectures, demonstration and extensive role-playing practices.

HUS 311           Interventions and Strategies of Mental Health Recovery I (3).

Prerequisites: HUS 300. Co-requisites: HUS 380 and HUS 381.

Examines interventions and strategies that enhance recovery from mental illness. Tools and skills needed as a mental health practitioner will be introduced, explored and practiced during the course.

HUS 315         Intercultural Communication for Human Services (3)

Prerequisite: HUS 300

This course is designed to facilitate students’ communication skills including becoming more sensitive to intercultural communication differences, and to provide them with the knowledge and skills that will help them interact successfully with clients, coworkers, supervisors and communities who are from different cultures.

HUS 330         Human Behavior and the Social Environment (3).

Prerequisite: HUS 300

This course critically applies human services theories on the assessment of human behavior in the biological, psychological and social development of people over the lifespan with special focus on diversity such as race, gender, class, and disabilities.

HUS 368           Interventions and Strategies of Mental Health recovery II (3).

Prerequisites: HUS 300, HUS 307 and HUS 311. Co-requisites: HUS 380 and HUS 381.

This course will focus on the three major evidenced based therapies (Cognitive Behavior-CBT, Dialectical Behavioral-DBT, and Motivational Interviewing- MIT) that help people with severe and persistent mental illness.

HUS 380           Fieldwork Practicum in Human Services I (1).

Prerequisite: HUS 300. Co-requisites: HUS 310 and HUS 381 required.

This is the first of three supervised fieldwork experience with an emphasis on human services and educational settings. Students will examine structure and functioning, observe professional relationships and discover interagency network. Students will then begin to apply their knowledge to basic level helping skills with agency clients. May not be taken concurrently with any other fieldwork courses.

HUS 381           Seminar in Human Services I (2).

Prerequisite: HUS 300. Co-requisites: HUS 310 and HUS 380 required.

This is the first of three fieldwork seminar courses in Human Services which is structured to facilitate integration of Human Services knowledge and theory with practical fieldwork application. Students will be able to examine and integrate personal and professional values and understand their personal selves as participants in professional roles. Each weekly seminar will include time to problem solve and share field experience.

HUS 390           Fieldwork Practicum in Human services II (1).

Prerequisites: HUS 300, HUS 380 and HUS 381. Co-requisites: HUS 391 and HUS 400 required.

Second of three supervised fieldwork experiences with an emphasis on human services and educational settings. Students will apply their knowledge of human services theory and skills to intermediate level of helping with agency clientele. This course is taken concurrently with HUS 391 Seminary in Human Services II. May not be taken concurrently, however, with any other field work courses. CR/NC grading.

HUS 391          Seminar in Human Services II (2).

Prerequisites: HUS 300, HUS 380 and HUS 381. Co-requisites: HUS 390 and HUS 400 required.

This is the second of three fieldwork seminar courses in Human Services with is structured to facilitate integration of Human Services knowledge and theory with practical fieldwork application. Students will be able to examine and integrate personal and professional values and understand their personal selves as participants in professional roles. Each weekly seminar will include time to problem solve and share field experiences.

HUS 395            Special Topics in Human Services (3).

Study of a topic of interest to the Human Services profession. Topics will vary as announced but generally focus on the delivery of human services by examining theories, policies, advocacy, and methods. Three hours of lecture per week.

HUS 400           Case Management in Human Service Agencies (3).

Prerequisite: HUS 300. Co-requisites: HUS 390 and HUS 391.

Models of institutional service delivery and case management systems. Principles of and critical issues in case management, including collaborative and interagency services.

HUS 410          Advanced Case Management - Working with Special Populations (3).

Prerequisites: HUS 300, HUS 310, HUS 380, HUS 381, HUS 390, HUS 391 and HUS 400 required. Co-requisites: HUS 480 and HUS 481.

This course will focus on introducing students to different populations commonly seen in human services agencies. This course will address theoretical underpinnings for human services and contain the basic description of best practice that will focus the student's attention on how to carry out certain functions ethically and competently.

HUS 460           Research Methods for Human Services (3).

Prerequisite: HUS 300. Elementary statistics.

This course is an overview of research methods in human services, including study design, sampling data collection and analysis, statistical techniques and report writing. Also included is a critical analysis of published research and examination of relevance of data to decision making.

HUS 480           Fieldwork Practicum in Human Services III (1).

Prerequisites: HUS 300, HUS 380, HUS 381, HUS 390 and HUS 391. Co-requisites: HUS 410 and HUS 481 required.

Third of three supervised fieldwork experiences with an emphasis on human services and educational settings. Students will apply their knowledge of human services theory and skills at an intermediate level of helping with agency clientele. This course is taken concurrently with HUS 481 Seminary in Human Services II. May not be taken concurrently, however, with any other fieldwork courses. Students complete 180 hours in their fieldwork placement. CR/NC grading.

HUS 481            Seminar in Human Services III (2).

Prerequisites: HUS 300, HUS 380 and HUS 381, HUS 390 and HUS 391. Co-requisites: HUS 410 and HUS 480 required.

This is the third of three fieldwork seminary courses in Human Services which is structured to facilitate integration of Human Services knowledge and theory with practical fieldwork application. Students will be able to examine and integrate personal and professional values and understand their personal selves as participants in professional roles. Each weekly seminar will include time to problem solve and share field experiences. Students must also do an oral case presentation of one of their clients. This course is taken concurrently with HUS 480 and cannot be taken concurrently with any other fieldwork course. Students complete 180 hours in their fieldwork placement.

HUS 484           Practicum in Mental Health Recovery (2).

Prerequisites: HUS 307 and HUS 311. Co-requisites: HUS 368 and HUS 485.

Supervised field experience with an emphasis on mental health recovery and working with the severely and persistently mentally ill. Students are placed in a community mental health agency where they will apply their knowledge and skills of mental health recovery. CR/NC grading.

HUS 485           Seminar in Mental Health Recovery (1).

Prerequisites: HUS 307 and HUS 311. Co-requisites: HUS 368 and HUS 484.

Weekly seminar course structured to facilitate the integration of mental health recovery knowledge and skills with practical field application. The seminar is designed to allow students to achieve integration of classroom learning with direct experiences in the agency setting.

HUS 494          Independent Study in Human Services (1-4).

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

A course of study designed cooperatively by student and instructor to accomplish individualized learning objectives that are appropriate to the human services profession.

Infrequently Offered Courses

HUS 396           Practicum in Human Services (3-6).

Prerequisite: HUS 300. May not be taken concurrently with any other field course.

Supervised field experience, with an emphasis on human services and educational settings. Supervision emphasizes training and application of clinical, interviewing, and other helping skills, didactic methods, group techniques, methods of evaluation and/or other skills specific to fieldwork needs.

HUS 496            Internship in Human Services (3-6).

Prerequisites: HUS 396 Or PSY 396. May not be taken concurrently with any other fieldwork course.

Survey of professional and ethical issues in the helping professions. Supervised internships in human services settings.