Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5522
First Term: 2019 Spring   
Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 16
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 Basic 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
BHS150 Introduction to Behavioral Health and Social Services 3
BHS155 Professional Resiliency and Compassion Fatigue Prevention 1
BHS160 Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in Behavioral Health and Social Services 3
BHS165 Applied Therapeutic Interpersonal Skills in Behavioral Health and Social Services 3
BHS170 Case Management and Clinical Documentation 3
BHS180 Child, Family, and Adult Advocacy 3
Credits: 16

Program Competencies
1. 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)
2. Analyze and apply basic legal and ethical issues related to advocacy, service delivery, and clinical documentation. (BHS160, BHS180)
3. Describe documentation required in case reports and clients` records, including appropriate formats. (BHS160, BHS170)
4. Demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills important in establishing and maintaining effective helping relationships. (BHS165, BHS180)
5. Describe the role, function and methods of case management and client advocacy in human services. (BHS170, BHS180)
6. Explain the role of advocacy in relation to multiple systems affecting children, families, and adults. (BHS180)
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.





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