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BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE and HUMAN SERVICES

MENTAL HEALTH and HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAM COURSES
*Please refer to the current schedule of classes for the list of courses offered this semester.


Charles Guigno, Ed. D.
Director, Mental Health and Human Services Program

Office Phone: 718.368.5195

Program Office: Room D313


Welcome to the Mental Health and Human Services Program

The Mental Health and Human Services Program is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in human service fields such as: rehabilitation, social work, psychology, special education, counseling and mental health.

The emphasis is on learning ways of helping people lead satisfying productive lives; and/or preventing the onset of serious emotional of psychological problems.

Our faculty is drawn from the fields of psychology, counseling and social work. Upon completion of the program our students have been accepted to human service, social work and psychology programs at a wide range of four-year colleges, including New York City Technical, Adelphi, Lehman College, York College, John Jay, New York University Brooklyn College, and many others.

Many of our students continue their education to MSW and Ph.D. levels. We offer courses in counseling, social policy, group leadership, gerontology as well as prepare students with hands-on experience in a two semester internship in a human service placement.

MH 1100 -- INTRODUCTION to HUMAN SERVICES (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
Introduction to the nature and scope of human services in America today. A variety of human services, settings and programs, career options, including occupational therapy, social work, psychology, art and dance therapy, counseling, mental health and gerontology will be described. Prevention efforts, the effect of social policies on provision of needed services, the development of the human services movement will be examined in the light of changing societal values.
Open to all students.

MH 3000 -- HUMAN SERVICES ORGANIZATION (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
Development, functions, and purposes of human services organizations. Types of human services organizations are described with emphasis on the duties and roles of workers and supervisors and the effects of policies, practices, and pressures of the agency upon the worker.
Prerequisite: MH 11

MH 3100 -- PRINCIPLES of INTERVIEWING and GROUP LEADERSHIP (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
Basic principles of gathering information through the use of interviewing techniques. The nature of group formation, function and leadership, and how they relate to one another. Emphasis is on providing preventative and therapeutic service to the mentally ill with role playing and classroom practice sessions.
Prerequisite: MH 11

MH 3400 -- HUMAN SERVICES PRACTICE WITH VULNERABLE POPULATIONS (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
Course will examine difficulties faced by a variety of special populations including adults with HIV, chronic mental illness and adolescents and children at-risk. Students will gain an overview of each population's unique service needs and learn consumer-centered intervention strategies.
Prerequisite: MH 11

MH 3500 -- INTRODUCTION to GERONTOLOGY (3 crs. 4 hrs.)
Issues and problems pertaining to aging and the aged, the aging process and the roles of older adults in society. Emphasis is on learning methods for the prevention and treatment of mental illness in older people.
Open to all students.

MH 9801 -- SUPERVISED INSTRUCTIONAL EXPERIENCE in MENTAL HEALTH I (3 crs. 6 hrs.)
Under faculty supervision, students are assigned to work in a Mental Health Agency where the focus is on preventive and therapeutic measures.
Prerequisites: MH 11, MH 31 and Department permission

MH 9802-- SUPERVISED INSTRUCTIONAL EXPERIENCE in MENTAL HEALTH II (3 crs. 6 hrs.)
Under faculty supervision, students are assigned to work with patients afflicted with a variety of emotional disorders.
Prerequisites: MH 11, MH 31, MH 96 and Department permission

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