Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: CSL                                     Course Number: 235                                    
Course Title: Theories and Interventions of Human Services Counseling
Subject: Counseling
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course provides an overview of the history, theory, and methodology of human services counseling. The course focuses on the theories and interventions that have become commonplace when working with individuals, families, groups and organizations within the human services realm. Students will be introduced to the principles of, risk and needs assessment, stress and emergency management, resource management, and individual and community advocacy in order to interface with government, private, and non-profit social service agencies. Case examples and excerpts will be used to illustrate the principles of human service intervention and to expose students to what professionals in the field may say, do, and think, when working with diverse client populations and organizations.

Prerequisite: ENG 101; PSY 101, CSL 150 or permission of the instructor.
Start Date:    12/11/2009                         End Date: