SRJC Course Outlines

4/22/2021 9:18:35 PMCOUN 91 Course Outline as of Spring 2011

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  COUN 91Title:  HUMAN SERV SKILLS & TECH  
Full Title:  Skills and Techniques in Human Services
Last Reviewed:4/24/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  GUID 91

Catalog Description:
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This is a survey course of interview and counseling techniques appropriate for paraprofessionals in mental health, corrections, and substance abuse counseling.  Theoretical focuses include client centered approach, family therapy, cultural diversity and chemical dependency treatment.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and Course Completion of COUN 74 and COUN 90 and PSYCH 1A or PSYCH 5

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This is a survey course of interview and counseling techniques appropriate for paraprofessionals in mental health, corrections, and substance abuse counseling.  Theoretical focuses include client centered approach, family therapy, cultural diversity and chemical dependency treatment.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and Course Completion of COUN 74 and COUN 90 and PSYCH 1A or PSYCH 5
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1999Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of the course students will be able to:
1.  Demonstrate knowledge of and apply theoretical perspectives in
    human development, human behavior, helping theory and an
    awareness of the values and behaviors of diverse cultures.
2.  Apply effective communication skills and techniques in the counseling session.
3.  Define the elements that constitute an effective counseling session including
     information gathering, problem solving and referrals.
4.  Synthesize information gathered into clear and concise written
    case notes.
5.  Synthesize information gathered to support clients with solutions
    for problem solving.
6.  Evaluate cues that require referrals to more highly skilled
    professionals.

Topics and Scope
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A.  Theoretical perspectives
   1.  Client-centered counseling/human relations model
        a.  Carl Rogers
        b.  Abraham Maslow
        c.  Brief and/or crisis counseling
        d. Other
   2.  Helping theory
        a.  Foundations of helping and relationship building
        b.  Issues of diversity in helping relationships
        c.  Ethical considerations in helping relationships
B.  Counseling techniques
   1.  Basic communication skills
        a.  Active listening
        b.  Reflecting
        c.  Paraphrasing
        d.  Other skills including appropriate techniques relating
              to diverse groups
   2.  Strategies of helping
        a.  Unconditional positive regard
        b.  Boundaries
        c.  Supervision
   3.  Problem solving skills
        a.  Assessment skills
        b.  Wrting case notes
        c.  Problem solving
        d.  Goal setting
        e.  Evaluation
         f.  Referrals4.  Application of helping strategies

Assignments:
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Required reading assignment:
 Textbook: average of thirty pages per week.
 One additional reading assignment per week
Required writing assignment:
 Weekly written homework assignments of two to five pages; including action plan
 Three audio recorded interviews demonstrating specific communication
  and helping skills transcribed and summarized.
 Two written summaries of active listening logs.
 Case notes summary of multi session counseling experience.
 In class demonstrations of counseling techniques.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
40 - 55%
Written homework, case notes, summaries of recorded helping sessions
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 15%
Homework problems, problem solving action plan
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 55%
Class performances, performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
None
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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An Introduction to human Services - Values, Methods and Populations Served (2nd).  Poindexter, Cynthia and Valentine, Deborah.  Brooks Cole: 2006.
Zen of Listening - mindful Communication in an Age of Distraction.  Shafir, Rebecca.  Quest Books: 2003.
Non-violent Communication, A Language of Life (2nd).  Rosenberg, Marshall.  Puddledancer Press: 2003.
Instructor prepared materials

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