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Human Services Courses offered at NICC

HSC 115 INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN HUMAN SERVICES (3)

Introduction and orientation to the applied nature of human services within tribal communities. The course is designed to provide an overview of the issues with which clients struggle as well as the concerns of human services providers. Students in this course may be interested in careers in areas including social work, family violence, chemical dependency, child protection, mental health, and program management. This course is intended to serve as a realistic orientation to this package of careers.

HSC 120 INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELING TECHNIQUES (3)

Intensive study of interviewing and counseling methods and techniques with emphasis on effective skill building and communication patterns between client and counselor. When relevant, the course content will explore both Indian and non-Indian counseling issues.

HSC 130 INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN ALCOHOLISM (3)

This course will examine the ramifications of historical concepts pertaining to Native American alcohol consumption and its influence upon the development of alcoholism within Native American cultures. Concepts explored will include history of alcohol use, federal policies, etiology, contributing factors, and myths. Current treatment methodologies and prevention techniques will be explored regarding alcoholism and Native American cultures utilizing the concepts of the Medicine Wheel and holistic health. (This course fulfills Northern Plains Chemical Dependency Certification requirements as of June 1993.)

HSC 135 INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNITY COUNSELING

This is an introduction to professional and administrative issues in providing family, chemical dependency and mental health counseling services in community settings with emphasis on Native service areas.

HSC 210 INTRODUCTION TO GROUP COUNSELING SKILLS (3)

This course emphasizes the principles of group processes. The course studies how groups function and how they can assist individual members to handle personal problems. Students must develop an awareness of the various theories of group counseling and practice as well as how to be an effective group member and leader. When relevant, the course content will explore both Indian and non- Indian viewpoints. The student will utilize critical thinking skills for comparing and contrasting these viewpoints.

HSC 225 ALCOHOL/DRUG ASSESSMENT, CASE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT

The focus of this course is on the skills and tools of assessment of the individual regarding alcohol and other drug abuse/addiction. This course fulfills Nebraska State License requirements for Alcohol and Drug Counseling. Prerequisite: HSC 130 or instructor approval.

HSC 230 INTRODUCTION TO FAMILY COUNSELING

Marriage ad the Family affords students the opportunity to examine some traditional and emerging aspects of women’s and men’s roles in marriage and families. It also looks at ways in which family lifestyles have changed over the years. In addition, the class studies various types of human relationships.

HSC 240 MEDICAL & PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF CHEMICAL DEPENDENCIES

The focus of this course is on the medical and psychological nature and impact of alcohol and other drug abuse and addictions upon the individual. This course fulfills Nebraska State License requirements for Alcohol and Drug Counseling. Prerequisite: HSC 115 & HSC 130 or instructor approval.

HSC 250 CRISIS INTERVENTION (3)

This course focuses on the identification of situations having the potential for crisis. Discussions will involve description of clients, theories devoted to the explanation and possible resolution of crisis situations, and an explanation of counseling techniques. Integral to the class will be role-playing and library research. Bereavement, rape, child abuse, family counseling, and alcoholism will be covered. Prerequisite: HSC 120.

HSC 260 ETHICAL AND LEGAL ISSUES IN THE HUMAN SERVICES PROFESSIONS (3)

This course examines ethical and legal issues of concern to the human services field drawn from the ethical standards of the professional associations and application in Native communities. This course fulfills Nebraska State License requirements for Alcohol and Drug Counseling. Prerequisite: HSC 115 or instructor approval.

HSC 275 CLINICAL TREATMENT IN CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY (3)

This course provides the student with specific interventions to be applied in chemical dependency treatment and recovery programs. This course fulfills Nebraska State License requirements for Alcohol and Drug Counseling. Prerequisite: HSC 115, HSC 120, and HSC 130 or instructor approval.

HSC 290 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-3)

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HSC 299 INTERNSHIP/PRACTICUM (3)

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