SRJC Course Outlines

5/28/2024 12:51:40 AMCOUN 89 Course Outline as of Fall 2001

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Discipline and Nbr:  COUN 89Title:  ISSUES IN HUMAN SERVICES  
Full Title:  Ethical Issues in Human Services
Last Reviewed:1/27/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled3.0017 max.Lecture Scheduled51.00
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total51.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  102.00Total Student Learning Hours: 153.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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This course presents the rules and standards governing the professional conduct of those working in human services delivery. Topics include professional ethics, confidentiality, physical and emotional abuse, and counselor/client rights and responsibilities.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course is a comprehensive exploration of the basic ethical issues involved in client/patient rights and counselor/client responsibilities.
(Grade Only)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2001Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Synthesize and evaluate the professional standards used in human
   services agencies.
2.  Analyze and evaluate client/patient and counselor/client
3.  Comprehend and evaluate the common employment problems/issues
   associated with chemical dependency.
4.  Synthesize and analyze professional liability as it relates to
   Federal and State regulations.
5.  Research and analyze the effectiveness of current prevention and
   educational strategies in the criminal justice system, alcohol
   and drug programs, and higher education.
6.  Comprehend and evaluate the current legal issues regarding the use
   of alcohol and drugs associated with automobile accidents, social
   events, restaurants, liquor stores, bars and other life situations.

Topics and Scope
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       Legal and ethical issues in the delivery of human services.
      Ethical issues in the client/patient relationship.
      Ethical issues in the counselor/client relationship.
      New and current laws as they relate to counseling.
      Professional liability and confidentiality.
      Physical and emotional abuse of client and client families.

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Required reading assignment:
     Textbook: twenty-five to thirty pages per week.
Required writing assignments:
     One term paper of five to seven pages.
     Three reaction papers from newspapers or professional journals.
     One essay exam.

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
10 - 80%
Written homework, Reading reports, Essay exams, Term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 30%
Field work, Exams, Site visits
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 15%
Class performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 30%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 15%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions, by Gerald Corey,
Marianne Schneider Corey, and Patrick Callanan. Fifth Edition,
Wadsworth Publishing, 1998.
An Introduction to Philosophy and Practice, by Stephen J. Freeman,
First Edition, new for 2001.
What Would You Do? An Ethical Case Workbook for Human Service
Professionals, By Patricia Kenyon. Wadsworth Publishing, 1999

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