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BHS150 - Introduction to Behavioral Health and Social Services

Survey of the behavioral health and social services professions, including scope of practice and training requirements. Exploration of employment opportunities in the field and self-assessment/academic planning for a career in mental health. Overview of mental health disorders and first responder skills in a mental health crisis situation. Prerequisites: None.

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BHS155 - Professional Resiliency and Compassion Fatigue Prevention

Introduction to professional resilience and compassion fatigue prevention for social services and mental health professionals, healthcare providers and emergency first responders. Causes, symptoms, and effects of work-related stress disorders and techniques that help professionals mitigate potential harmful effects. Prerequisites: None.

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BHS160 - Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in Behavioral Health and Social Service

Explores relevant ethical, legal, and professional issues inherent in the behavioral health and social services field, including expectations of and limitations on providers. Key areas of inquiry include boundaries and dual relationships, mandated reporting, confidentiality, scope of practice, beneficence and non-maleficence, rights and responsibilities, professional relationships, and credentialing/regulating agencies. Prerequisites: None.

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BHS170 - Case Management and Clinical Documentation

Overview and application of the principles, practices, and function of case management in human services. Case management service delivery and coordination for clients with psychological, developmental, and psychiatric and comorbid medical conditions. Documentation techniques necessary to maintain clinical records in a variety of behavioral healthcare settings. Prerequisites: None.

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BHS210 - Addictions, Substance Use Disorders, and Relapse Prevention

An introduction to the historical and current developments in the field of addictions, as well as sociological, psychological and physiological aspects of addictive behaviors and substance abuse. Introduces contemporary treatment methods within addiction practice, including self-help groups, levels of care, symptom identification, and models of prevention and intervention. Prerequisites: None.

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BHS265 - Violence And Abuse Matters

Exploration of topics relative to the development of helping professionals involved with perpetrators and individuals directly affected by traumatic or continuous physical or emotional violence and abuse. Prerequisites: None.