Oct 22, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HS 108 - Counseling, Crisis Intervention and Documentation

5 credits

Successful completion of HS 101 

Introduction to interviewing, basic counseling skills, crisis theory and documenting using the “golden thread” and case notes. The focus will be on learning theories and models for crisis intervention and work with clients to solve problems. Students will master basic concepts and develop needed skills. Emphasis on high-stress populations requiring immediate intervention, including psychiatric.

Theory Hours
5 theory hours.

Vocational Program Course
Vocational program course.

AA General Elective
May be used as a general elective in the AA degree.

Course Outcomes
  • Students will have a working knowledge of the principles of counseling and crisis intervention. (Competency in Disciplinary Learning(4), Using Resources (3) and Critical Thinking(4)
  • Students will demonstrate their ability to assess clients for suicide and homicide. (Competency in Disciplinary Learning(4), Critical Thinking(4), and Social and Personal Responsibility(4))
  • The student will demonstrate an understanding of the elements of counseling and crisis intervention. (Competency in Disciplinary Learning(4) and Using Resources(3))
  • Students will identify the key components of the psychological theories. (Competency in Disciplinary Learning(4), and Critical Thinking(4))
  • The student will understand the unique needs of members in the different cultures encountered in the human services field. (Social and Personal Responsibility(4))
  • Students will be able to write a case/progress note and understand the importance of documentation. (Competency in Disciplinary Learning (4) and Literacy (3))

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