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Effective Fall 2014. Previous descriptions may have had different requirements. Have questions? See an advisor.
BHS132 Communication Skills in Behavioral Health Services Credit Hours: 3.00
Development of communication skills important in establishing and maintaining effective helping relationships. Includes an emphasis on building rapport, improving effective listening skills, establishing trust, and delivering and receiving appropriate feedback. Also includes an overview of the helping process and the professional and physical environments in which counseling occurs.
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Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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BHS154 Behavioral Health Lab and Safety Protocol Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to the basic clinical procedures and safety precautions performed by a behavioral health specialist on site in a behavioral health setting. Includes facility, environmental, and patient safety; clinical and observational procedures such as taking vital signs and blood glucose monitoring (point of care testing); and observation and documentation of patients' behavior and physical condition. Also includes personal patient comfort and care, as well as basic medical terminology used in a behavioral healthcare clinical setting.
Prerequisite(s): SSE 128.
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Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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BHS172 Clinical Behaviors Credit Hours: 3.00
Clinical Behaviors Overview of primary clinical behaviors encountered by behavioral health professionals, including substance use, violence and abuse, and grief and bereavement. Includes the spectrum of substance use issues, such as classification of drugs, theories of addiction, cultural perspectives, and treatment interventions. Also includes historical and contemporary causes of domestic violence, community resources, treatment centers and support groups, cultural awareness, and special populations at risk. Also includes techniques, strategies and treatment modalities for working with the bereaved and those affected by traumatic loss.
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BHS189LC Behavioral Health Clinical - Basic Credit Hours: 1.00
Provides students with hands on experience at a behavioral health organization. Includes an orientation to working in the behavioral health field; observation of professionals working directly with individuals receiving behavioral health care; professionalism in the behavioral health field; and application of the principles of care giving through hands on experience. Also includes direction in case management; patient relations; case documentation; and safety, clinical, and regulatory protocol.
Prerequisite(s): SSE 128.
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BHS250 Case Documentation Credit Hours: 2.00
Observation and documentation techniques necessary to maintain clinical records in a variety of community behavioral health settings. Includes appropriate terminology, technical forms, and the application of legal issues in case reports. Also includes an introduction to the types of clinical cases that behavioral health professionals encounter during the continuum of care, such as substance use and mental health issues.
Prerequisite(s): CSA 100, SSE 128, BHS 132 and 154.
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Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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