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Human Services

College of Professional Studies

Division of Human Development

Bachelor of Arts

Mental Health Recovery Option

Certificate

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Mental Health Recovery

Faculty

Ginger K. Wilson, Program Coordinator

Tki Le, Fieldwork Coordinator

Margaret Parker, Communication Sciences and Disorders Program Coordinator

Jorge Escamilla-Can, Al Garcia, Lisa Newman

Program Office: WH A-330D, (310) 243-3122

Mission and Goals Statement

The mission of the human services program at CSUDH is to provide diverse members of the community a university education that focuses on the knowledge and skills required to help those in need. The goals of the program are to provide a broad interdisciplinary background of the knowledge and skills needed to help improve the quality of life of those in need; to provide the opportunity for specialization in either target populations or methods of intervention; through supervised fieldwork, to provide experience applying academic knowledge and skills in human services organizations.

Program Description

The Human Services program at CSU Dominguez Hills is a professional undergraduate major, normally extending over at least four semesters of upper division academic work.

Students in human services receive both a broad, multi- disciplinary education in a set of core courses and specialized, in-depth training in an area of concentration. Sufficient electives are offered to allow for individually tailored programs of study.

Human Services majors are caring, socially concerned people oriented individuals who want to learn how to serve the community more effectively.  A degree in Human Services will enable you to help those in need through counseling, education, organizing, problem solving, planning, administration, evaluation and a variety of direct and indirect services. 

Features

The Human Services major is a single-field major. A minor is not required or offered.

A unique aspect of the Human Services major is the student's involvement in actual work in the field of human services. The practicum courses provide for on-the-job training in a variety of community settings. Fieldwork settings are provided through a wide range of government and private agencies and organizations such as mental health, family service centers, geriatric care, educational settings, the correctional system, recreation departments, alcohol and drug agencies, children services, hospitals, community group settings and many others.  There are many instances when practicum experience leads to employment.

Academic Advisement

New students are required to make an appointment with an Academic Advisor for a mandatory new student workshop prior to enrolling in classes. Students may call the School of Health and Human Services Student Services Center at (310) 243-2120 or (800) 344-5484.  SHHS Student Services is located in WH C-300 and their email address in www.chhsadvising@csudh.edu.  The website for the Human Services Program iswww.csudh.edu/cps/hhs/.

Preparation

Community college transfer students are encouraged to complete general education courses and to take human anatomy and statistics prior to transferring to CSUDH.

Career Possibilities

The Human Services Program prepares students to work in mental health agencies, family service centers, facilities for the developmentally disabled, drug and alcohol services, geriatric care, personnel services, educational settings and other service areas. Human services workers assume many roles such as: case managers, advocates, teaching, group facilitators, outreach, mobilizers, consultants, planners, administrators, and evaluators.  Students have ample opportunities to learn about community agencies and available occupations prior to graduation.

Graduation with Honors

An undergraduate student may graduate with Honors in Human Services provided that the following criteria are met:

  1. A minimum of 36 units in residence at CSU Dominguez Hills;
  2. A minimum grade point average of at least 3.5 in all courses used to satisfy the upper division requirements in Human Services;
  3. Recommendation by the faculty of the Human Services program.   

Student Organizations

Students in the Human Services major are eligible to join the Human Services Association.

 

Bachelor of Arts in Human Services

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree*

See the "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in the University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

Elective Requirements

Completion of elective courses (beyond the requirements listed below) to reach a total of a minimum of 120 units.

General Education Requirements (55-62 units)

See the "General Education" requirements in the University Catalog or the Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education requirements and course offerings.

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

See the "Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement" in the University Catalog.

Minor Requirements

Single field major, no minor required or offered.

Major Requirements (57 units)

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree.  All courses applied to the major must be satisfied with a grade of C or better.

A.  Common Core Courses (21 units)

1.  Interdisciplinary Courses:

MAT 131. Elementary Statistics and Probability (3)

BIO 250. Elements of Human Biology (3) or

BIO 254. Human Biology (3)

ANT 310. Culture and Personality (3) or

ANT 389. Transmission of Culture (3)

CDV 330. The School-age Years (3) or

CDV 360. Adolescence (3) or

PSY 352. Psychology of Adult Development and Aging (3)

PSY 363. Abnormal Personality (3)

SOC 320. The Family (3) or

HIS 379. The Family in History (3)

HEA 315. Interpersonal Skills in the Health Community (3)

2.  Human Services Courses (15 units):

HUS 300. Introduction to Human Services (3)

HUS 310. Helping and Professional Relationships (3)

HUS 400. Case Management (3)

HUS 410. Advanced Case Management with Special Populations (3)

HUS 460. Research Methods for Human Services (3)

3.  Fieldwork Practicum (9 units):

HUS 380. Fieldwork Practicum in Human Services I (1) and

HUS 381. Seminar in Human Services I (2)

HUS 390. Fieldwork Practicum in Human Services II (1) and

HUS 391. Seminar in Human Services II (2)

HUS 480. Fieldwork Practicum in Human Services III (1) and

HUS 481. Seminar in Human Services III (2)

NOTE: Fieldwork and Seminar courses are to be taken concurrently.  Fieldwork courses must be taken CR/NC.  Seminar courses are graded A-F.  Fieldwork courses must be taken sequentially.

 

B.  Electives: Select four upper division courses in Child Development, Health Sciences, Human Services, Recreation and Leisure Studies, Anthropology, Psychology and Sociology with the assistance of an advisor. Electives must be from two different departments (12 units).

Mental Health Recovery Option (57 units)

A.  Common Core Courses (18 units)  

1.  Interdisciplinary Courses:

MAT 131. Elementary Statistics and Probability (3)

BIO 250. Elements of Human Biology (3) or

BIO 254. Human Biology (3)

ANT 310. Culture and Personality (3) or

ANT 389. Transmission of Culture (3)

CDV 330. The School-age Years (3) or

CDV 360. Adolescence (3) or

PSY 352. Psychology of Adult Development and Aging (3)

SOC 320. The Family (3) or

HIS 379. The Family in History (3)

HEA 315. Interpersonal Skills in the Health Community (3)

2.  Human Services Courses (15 units):

HUS 300. Introduction to Human Services (3)

HUS 310. Helping and Professional Relationships (3)

HUS 400. Case Management (3)

HUS 410. Advanced Case Management with Special Populations (3)

HUS 460. Research Methods for Human Services (3)

3.  Fieldwork Practicum (9 units):

HUS 380. Fieldwork Practicum in Human Services I (1) and

HUS 381. Seminar in Human Services I (2)

HUS 390. Fieldwork Practicum in Human Services II (1) and

HUS 391. Seminar in Human Services II (2)

HUS 484. Fieldwork Practicum in Mental Health Recovery (1) and

HUS 485. Seminary in Mental Health Recovery (2)

4.  Required Mental Health Recovery Courses:

HUS 307. Principles of Mental Health Recovery (3)

HUS 311. Interventions and strategies of Mental Health Recovery I (3)

HUS 368. Interventions and Strategies of Mental Health Recovery II (3)

 

 Electives:

     Select an upper division elective from Child Development, Health Sciences, Recreation and Leisure Studies, Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology with the assistance of an Academic Advisor (3 units).

Certificate in Communication Sciences and Disorders (36 units)

Mission and Goals Statement

The Certificate program is aligned with the mission of the Human Services Program.  This mission is to provide diverse members of the community a university education that focuses on the knowledge and skills required to help those in need.  The goals of the program are to provide a broad interdisciplinary background of the knowledge and skills needed to help improve the quality of life of those in need; to provide the opportunity for specialization in either target populations or methods of intervention; through supervised fieldwork, to provide experience applying academic knowledge and skills in human services organizations.

Program Description

The Certificate in Communication Sciences and Disorders is a pre-professional program offering students the prerequisite knowledge that is required for education leading to a career as a Speech-Language Pathologist.  Topics include speech and language development and disorders, relevant anatomy and physiology, audiology and audiometry, phonetic transcription of typical and disordered speech, and other topics as required by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Commission on Teacher Credentialing in California.  Students will be prepared to enter MA/MS programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders or to partially meet state licensure requirements to become a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant.

Features

The Certificate in Communication Sciences and Disorders offers classes only in the evening and on Saturdays which allows students to work full or part time and complete the prerequisite courses required for admission into a graduate program.  The program affords students the opportunity to observe certificated, licensed, and credentialed speech and language pathologists in clinical and school settings in the geographic area surrounding the university.  The times that courses are offered accommodate students who live outside the immediate geographic area of CSUDH.  Students are trained within a cohort model and are mentored throughout the certificate program.

Academic Advisement

Students may call the Coordinator directly at (310) 243-3075. 
The website for the Human Services Program is www.csudh.edu/cps/hhs/hd.

Preparation

Students must hold a BA/BS in a subject area not related to Communication Sciences and Disorders from an accredited institution and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Career Possibilities

Speech-Language Pathologists and Speech-Language Pathology Assistants work in a variety of settings that offer year round, 10 month, full time, part time, and/or per diem employment.  Therapists work in public and nonpublic schools, preschools, community colleges, colleges and universities.  They also work in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health care, rehabilitation hospitals, individual and family services, out-patient care centers, and child care centers.  Others choose to work for corporations, in the offices of physicians or other allied health practitioners, or own a private practice.  Many speech and language pathology practitioners opt to work in more than one setting.  These sites employ both Speech-Language Pathologists and Speech-Language Pathology Assistants.

Required Courses (36 units)

CSD 341. Communication Sciences and Disorders (3)

CSD 342. Phonetics (3)

CSD 343. Speech and Language Development (3)

CSD 354. Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Swallowing Mechanism (3)

CSD 355. Audiology and Audiometry (3)

CSD 356. Clinical Methods and Procedures (3)

CSD 441. Speech Science (3)

CSD 442. Neurology and Neurogenic Disorders (3)

CSD 443. Articulation and Phonologic Disorders (3)

CSD 453. Childhood Language Disorders (3)

CSD 455. Voice and Fluency Disorders (3)

CSD 456. Aural Rehabilitation (3)   

Certificate in Mental Health Recovery (12 units)

Program Description

Human Services offers a 12 unit certificate program to prepare individuals to enter the field of Mental Health Recovery.  There is a growing demand for individuals to be trained in Mental Health Recovery theory and interventions in the mental health arena.

The field of mental health services delivery is changing with new requirements for training and knowledge in Mental Health Recovery.  Included in the course of study are principles of mental health recovery, intervention and strategies, and supervised practicum field experience which will allow individuals an opportunity to apply their knowledge of mental health recovery.

Eligibility Requirements

1.  Minimum of 56 semester units of transferable college credit with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.  C or better and all grades of C or better in all transferable course work and have satisfied any high school subject deficiency in English and mathematics by equivalent course work (The maximum transferable credit accepted from a two year college in 70 semester units.)  English composition, Speech, GE Math and Logic/Critical Thinking must also be completed.

2.  Completion of Elementary Statistics with a grade of C or better.

Career Possibilities

Individuals successfully competing the certificate program will be prepared for entry level positions in community mental health clinics, counseling centers, in-patient mental health hospitals, out-patient mental health centers, youth crisis shelters, substance abuse counseling and other mental health related fields which require mental health recovery knowledge and skills.

Required Courses (12 units)

HUS 307. Principles of Mental Health Recovery (3).

HUS 311. Interventions and Strategies in Mental Health Recovery I (3)

HUS 368. Interventions and Strategies in Mental Health Recovery II (3)

HUS 484. Practicum in Mental Health Recovery (1) and

HUS 485. Seminary in Mental Health Recovery (2)

Course Offerings

Upper Division

The credit value for each course in semester units is indicated for each term by a number in parentheses following the title. For course availability, please see the list of tentative course offerings in the current Class Schedule.

 

HUS 300         Introduction to Human Services (3).

Introduction to human services as a profession. Exploration of social forces that contribute to human needs, issues and problems related to planning, delivering and evaluating programs. Some site visits are required.

HUS 307         Interventions and Strategies in Mental Health Recovery (3).

Prerequisite: HUS 300. Co-requisites: HUS 380 and HUS 381.

Examines the history of mental health treatment and the disparity between recent research findings and current treatment modalities.  The concept of recover from mental illness will be presented with a focus on psychiatric rehabilitation (PSR) as a treatment modality support recovery.

HUS 310         Helping and Professional Relationships (3).

Prerequisites: HUS 300.  Co-requisites: HUS 380 and HUS 381.

An introductory course which will focus on developing helping skills with an emphasis on ethical and professional behavior.  Verbal and non-verbal helping skills will be developed through lectures, demonstration and extensive role-playing practices.

HUS 311         Interventions and Strategies of Mental Health Recovery I (3).

Prerequisites: HUS 300. Co-requisites: HUS 380 and HUS 381.

Examines interventions and strategies that enhance recovery from mental illness.  Tools and skills needed as a mental health practitioner will be introduced, explored and practiced during the course.

HUS 368         Interventions and Strategies of Mental Health recovery II (3).

Prerequisites: HUS 300, HUS 307 and HUS 311. Co-requisites: HUS 380 and HUS 381.

This course will focus on the three major evidenced based therapies (Cognitive Behavior-CBT, Dialectical Behavioral-DBT, and Motivational Interviewing- MIT) that help people with severe and persistent mental illness.

HUS 380         Fieldwork Practicum in Human Services I (1).

Prerequisite:  HUS 300.  Co-requisites:  HUS 310 and HUS 381 required.

This is the first of three supervised fieldwork experience with an emphasis on human services and educational settings.  Students will examine structure and functioning, observe professional relationships and discover interagency network.  Students will then begin to apply their knowledge to basic level helping skills with agency clients.  May not be taken concurrently with any other fieldwork courses.

HUS 381         Seminar in Human Services I (2).

Prerequisite:  HUS 300.  Co-requisites:  HUS 310 and HUS 380 required.

This is the first of three fieldwork seminar courses in Human Services which is structured to facilitate integration of Human Services knowledge and theory with practical fieldwork application.  Students will be able to examine and integrate personal and professional values and understand their personal selves as participants in professional roles.  Each weekly seminar will include time to problem solve and share field experience.

HUS 390         Fieldwork Practicum in Human services II (1).

Prerequisites: HUS 300, HUS 380 and HUS 381.  Co-requisites: HUS 391 and HUS 400 required.

Second of three supervised fieldwork experiences with an emphasis on human services and educational settings.  Students will apply their knowledge of human services theory and skills to intermediate level of helping with agency clientele.  This course is taken concurrently with HUS 391 Seminary in Human Services II.  May not be taken concurrently, however, with any other field work courses.  CR/NC grading.

HUS 391         Seminar in Human Services II (2).

Prerequisites: HUS 300, HUS 380 and HUS 381.  Co-requisites: HUS 390 and HUS 400 required.

This is the second of three fieldwork seminar courses in Human Services with is structured to facilitate integration of Human Services knowledge and theory with practical fieldwork application.  Students will be able to examine and integrate personal and professional values and understand their personal selves as participants in professional roles.  Each weekly seminar will include time to problem solve and share field experiences.

HUS 400         Case Management in Human Service Agencies (3).

Prerequisite: HUS 300. Co-requisites: HUS 390 and HUS 391.

Models of institutional service delivery and case management systems. Principles of and critical issues in case management, including collaborative and interagency services.

HUS 410         Advanced Case Management - Working with Special Populations (3).

Prerequisites: HUS 300, HUS 310, HUS 380, HUS 381, HUS 390, HUS 391 and HUS 400 required.  Co-requisites: HUS 480 and HUS 481.

This course will focus on introducing students to different populations commonly seen in human services agencies.  This course will address theoretical underpinnings for human services and contain the basic description of best practice that will focus the student's attention on how to carry out certain functions ethically and competently.

HUS 460         Research Methods for Human Services (3).

Prerequisite: HUS 300. Elementary statistics.

This course is an overview of research methods in human services, including study design, sampling data collection and analysis, statistical techniques and report writing.  Also included is a critical analysis of published research and examination of relevance of data to decision making.

HUS 480         Fieldwork Practicum in Human Services III (1).

Prerequisites: HUS 300, HUS 380, HUS 381, HUS 390 and HUS 391.  Co-requisites: HUS 410 and HUS 481 required.

Third of three supervised fieldwork experiences with an emphasis on human services and educational settings.  Students will apply their knowledge of human services theory and skills at an intermediate level of helping with agency clientele.  This course is taken concurrently with HUS 481 Seminary in Human Services II.  May not be taken concurrently, however, with any other fieldwork courses.  Students complete 180 hours in their fieldwork placement.  CR/NC grading.

HUS 481         Seminar in Human Services III (2).

Prerequisites: HUS 300, HUS 380 and HUS 381, HUS 390 and HUS 391.  Co-requisites: HUS 410 and HUS 480 required.

This is the third of three fieldwork seminary courses in Human Services which is structured to facilitate integration of Human Services knowledge and theory with practical fieldwork application.  Students will be able to examine and integrate personal and professional values and understand their personal selves as participants in professional roles.  Each weekly seminar will include time to problem solve and share field experiences.  Students must also do an oral case presentation of one of their clients.  This course is taken concurrently with HUS 480 and cannot be taken concurrently with any other fieldwork course.  Students complete 180 hours in their fieldwork placement.

HUS 484         Practicum in Mental Health Recovery (2).

Prerequisites: HUS 307 and HUS 311.  Co-requisites: HUS 368 and HUS 485.

Supervised field experience with an emphasis on mental health recovery and working with the severely and persistently mentally ill.  Students are placed in a community mental health agency where they will apply their knowledge and skills of mental health recovery.  CR/NC grading.

HUS 485         Seminar in Mental Health Recovery (1).

Prerequisites: HUS 307 and HUS 311.  Co-requisites: HUS 368 and HUS 484.

Weekly seminar course structured to facilitate the integration of mental health recovery knowledge and skills with practical field application.  The seminar is designed to allow students to achieve integration of classroom learning with direct experiences in the agency setting.

HUS 494         Independent Study in Human Services (1-4).

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

A course of study designed cooperatively by student and instructor to accomplish individualized learning objectives that are appropriate to the human services profession.

Communication Sciences and Disorders

CSD 341         Communication Sciences and Disorders (3).

Overview of normal and disordered communication, including speech, language, hearing, and swallowing impairments.  Educational and clinical requirements for entry into the speech pathology profession.  Introduction to the Code of Ethics of the American Speech, Language, Hearing Association (ASHA).

CSD 342         Phonetics (3).

Study of the physical and physiological bases of speech, the articulatory, acoustic and linguistic aspects of the sound system of standard and non-standard dialects of American English.  Practice using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) for broad and narrow transcription.

CSD 343         Speech and Language Development (3).

Prerequisite: General Education Linguistics or equivalent.

Study of the acquisition of phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax and pragmatics in typically developing children.  Includes the biological, cognitive, and social bases of language acquisition, theories of language acquisition and an introduction to the acquisition of first and second languages.

CSD 354         Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Swallowing Mechanism (3).

Study of the anatomy and physiology of the speech and swallowing mechanism.  The processes of respiration, phonation, resonation, articulation, and swallowing are included.  An introduction to the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system is provided.

CSD 355         Audiology and Audiometry (3).

Prerequisite: CSD 341

Anatomy and physiology of the outer, middle and inner ear and the central auditory processing system.  Characteristics of hearing disorders including etiologies and risk factors.  Methods and procedures used in assessing the auditory system and management of hearing disorders.

CSD 356         Clinical Methods and Procedure (3).

Prerequisites: CSD 341, CSD 342, CSD 343 and CSD 354.

Introduction to general principles and procedures for assessment and treatment of individuals with communicative disorders.  Basic concepts of standardized and non-standardized evaluation procedures for children and adults.  Theory and application of clinical writing.  Multicultural considerations will be addressed.

CSD 441         Speech Science (3).

Prerequisites: CSD 341, CSD 342 and CSD 354.

Structure and function of neuromuscular systems used in respiration, phonation, and resonance-articulation.  Introduction to the psychological and acoustic aspects of speech production and perception.  Students are introduced to instrumentation for the acoustic and perceptual analysis of speech.

CSD 442         Neurology and Neurogenic Disorders (3).

Prerequisites: CSD 342, CSD 354, CSD 356 and CSD 441.

Anatomy and physiology of the nervous system as they relate to speech, language, hearing and swallowing.  Clinical characteristics of neurogenic language disorders, apraxia of speech and dysarthria.  Contemporary approaches to assessment and treatment.  Disorders will be discussed across the lifespan.

CSD 443         Disorders of Articulation and Phonology (3)

Prerequisites: CSD 341, CSD 342, CSD 354, CSD 356 and CSD 441.

Examination of theories of normal and disordered acquisition of phonology and articulator production.  Includes phonologic assessment methods, practice in the analysis of child speech samples, and contemporary approaches to intervention.  Emphasis on speech profiles of special populations.

CSD 454         Childhood Language Disorders (3).

Prerequisites: CSD 341, CSD 342, CSD 343 and CSD 356.

Analysis of the components of language and how they relate to language disorders in children.  Involves multiple diagnostic categories for language impairment, risk factors for language impairment, methods of prevention, assessment and clinical management.  Emphasis on linguistic and cultural diversity.

CSD 455         Disorders of Voice and Fluency (3)

Prerequisites: CSD 341, CSD 342, CSD 343, CSD 356 and CSD 441.

Etiology, assessment, and therapy for disturbances in fluency of speech with emphasis on psychological, physiological, and linguistic variables correlated to dysfluent behaviors.  Etiology, characteristics, clinical assessment and therapeutic management of functional and organic voice disorders throughout the lifespan.

CSD 456         Aural Rehabilitation (3).

Prerequisites: CSD 355 and CSD 441.

Nature of hearing impairment and impact on communicative function in children and adults.  Theories and delivery methodologies for speech reading, hearing aid use, counseling, assessment and remediation of speech and language skills, auditory training, and educational placement for children.

Infrequently Offered Courses

HUS 396         Practicum in Human Services (3-6).

Prerequisite: HUS 300. May not be taken concurrently with any other field course.

Supervised field experience, with an emphasis on human services and educational settings. Supervision emphasizes training and application of clinical, interviewing, and other helping skills, didactic methods, group techniques, methods of evaluation and/or other skills specific to fieldwork needs.

HUS 496         Internship in Human Services (3-6).

Prerequisites: HUS 396 Or PSY 396. May not be taken concurrently with any other fieldwork course.

Survey of professional and ethical issues in the helping professions. Supervised internships in human services settings.