Course description: Students are introduced to the purpose, history and scope of the human services field and the theoretical perspectives that guide practice. Critical analysis of case studies and participation in experiential exercises familiarize students with issues confronting professional helpers, roles and skills of generalist practitioners, the helping process, and strategies of intervention. The development of self-awareness is fostered in students in preparation for human service delivery in a multicultural society within the guidelines of a professional code of ethics. This course is designed for students interested in counseling psychology, sociology, social work, gerontology, criminal justice and human services.
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