Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5521
First Term: 2019 Spring   
Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 38-41
CIP Code: 30.1701
Occupational Area: Health Science

Instructional Council: Counseling (23)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: 21-1099.00

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Advanced Behavioral Health Sciences program is designed to provide students with a comprehensive study of human behavior and prepare them to assist, as part of a clinical team, in the care of individuals and families dealing with mental illness, addictions and substance use, developmental disabilities, co-morbid medical conditions, and challenging behaviors. The program includes courses designed to provide students with the skills necessary to deliver specialized and comprehensive behavioral health and social services. The core focus of the program is practical training and service learning experiences.

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester

Required Courses
Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Basic Behavioral Health Sciences (5522) (16)
BHS175 Introduction to Trauma-Informed Care and Trauma-Focused Caregiving 3
BHS185 Cultural and Social Diversity in Behavioral Health and Social Services 3
+ BHS190 Professional Portfolio: Supervised Practice In Behavioral Health and Social Services 1
+ BHS205 Therapeutic Models and Interventions 3
BHS210 Addictions, Substance Use Disorders, and Relapse Prevention 3
+ BHS215 Therapeutic Group Interventions 3
Credits: 32

Program Competencies
1. Describe the counseling process, the stages of progression, and the wrap around principle in counseling services. (BHS165)
2. Demonstrate necessary skills for establishing and maintaining a helping relationship. (BHS165)
3. Describe causes, symptoms, and effects of compassion fatigue, burnout, and other work-related stress disorders, and effective methods of self-care for social service professionals. (BHS150, BHS155, BHS175)
4. Analyze and apply basic legal and ethical issues related to advocacy, service delivery, and clinical documentation. (BHS160, BHS170, BHS180)
5. Describe documentation required in case reports and clients` records, including appropriate formats. (BHS160, BHS170)
6. Demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills important in establishing and maintaining effective helping relationships. (BHS165, BHS175, BHS180, BHS185, BHS215)
7. Describe the role, function and methods of case management and client advocacy in human services. (BHS170, BHS180)
8. Define trauma and describe the emotional, physical, and psychological effects of trauma on individuals (BHS175)
9. Identify the risk factors for suicide and the behavioral health, community supports, and social services available to individuals and families in crisis. (BHS175)
10. Explain the role of advocacy in relation to multiple systems affecting children, families, and adults. (BHS180)
11. Describe culture`s impact on human behavior, emotions, cognitions and perceptions, communication, and values. (BHS185)
12. Describe evidence-based behavioral health interventions in human service and integrated health care settings. (BHS190, BHS205)
13. Describe behavioral, psychological, physiological, familial and sociocultural factors important to the development of addiction and drug use, including relevant ethical concerns. (BHS210).
14. Identify and facilitate the various stages of the group process and demonstrate appropriate helping techniques to achieve identified goals. (BHS215)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: June 26, 2018

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.