Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3067
First Term: 2016 Spring   
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 67-72
CIP Code: 30.1701

Occupational Area: Health Science
Instructional Council: Counseling (23)
GPA: 2.50
SOC Code: 19-1099, 19-3039, 19-3099, 21-1099


Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Advanced Behavioral Health Sciences program is designed to prepare students for careers as behavioral health technicians, case managers, parent aides, family advocates, respite care workers, and paraprofessional counselors. The program includes courses designed to provide students with the skills necessary to deliver basic, specialized, and comprehensive behavioral health services. The core focus of the program is practical training and service learning experiences.

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester: SM
GC Track 1: Violence and Abuse Prevention
GC Track 2: Grief and Bereavement Recovery
GC Track 3: General Integrated



Required Courses
BPC101AA Introduction to Computers I 1

+BHS101 Introduction to Ethical Counseling Issues 3
BHS105 Introduction to Human Relations 2
BHS115 Group Dynamics 3
BHS/SWU130 Addictions and Substance Use Disorders 3
+ BHS151 Communication Skills in Counseling I 3
+ BHS156 Supervised Practice I 3
+ BHS204 Counseling in Multicultural Setting 3
+ BHS205 Therapeutic Intervention Models 3
+ BHS215 Group Process 3
+ BHS260 Case Report Writing 1
+ BHS263 Applied Case Report Writing 1
+ BHS290 Child and Family Advocacy 3
PSY101 Introduction to Psychology 3

+ PSY240 Developmental Psychology (3) OR
+ PSY266 Abnormal Psychology (3) 3
Credits: 38

Program Competencies
1. Apply and analyze basic legal and ethical issues related to advocacy, service delivery, and report writing. (BHS101, BHS105, BHS263, BHS290)
2. Describe, form, develop, and facilitate a group for counseling purposes. (BHS115, BHS215)
3. Describe the counseling process, the stages of progression, and the wrap around principle in counseling services. (BHS105, BHS151, BHS290)
4. Demonstrate necessary skills for establishing and maintaining a helping relationship. (BHS105, BHS151)
5. Identify and facilitate the various stages of the group process, and demonstrate appropriate helping techniques to achieve identified goals. (BHS115, BHS215)
6. Evaluate and respond appropriately to crisis situations and special circumstances. (BHS290)
7. Write and review professional case reports and list the necessary documentation for client files. (BHS260, BHS263, BHS290)
8. Apply principles of case report writing to actual cases from a variety of clinical settings. (BHS263)
9. Describe the family culture, and ethnicity, and the importance of behavioral health, parental rights, family and relevant dynamics for advocacy and the helping process. (BHS204, BHS290)
10. Explain the procedures involved in due process, grievance, and appeals in children-related systems. (BHS290)
11. Demonstrate skills necessary for helping children in a therapeutic setting. (BHS290)
12. Define basic principles, methods, and psychological theories related to emotion, perception, social and abnormal behavior. (PSY101)
13. Compare and contrast physical, cognitive, emotional, and social characteristics of specific subsets of the population. (PSY240, PSY266)
14. Identify various aspects of body chemistry and control mechanisms, chemical abuse and dependency, and treatment programs offered in the community. (BHS/SWU130)
15. Apply communication and paraprofessional counseling skills in behavioral health settings. (BHS156)
16. Identify at least five models of therapeutic intervention used in behavioral health settings. (BHS205)
17. Demonstrate ability to perform basic computer operations and file management. (BPC101AA)
Last Updated: November 24, 2015

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