Behavioral Health Support (BHS) courses
BHS 200 Introduction to Behavioral Health Community Support
Students are introduced to the programs and services offered by Community Behavioral Health Centers. Skills and ethical considerations needed to work with various clients are discussed. Students are introduced to diagnosis, the recovery resiliency model, and care systems with the community support model as well as an overview of legal issues and responsibilities in the field. Complete course with a grade of C or better.
BHS 210 Legal and Ethical Issues in Behavioral HealthPrerequisite(s): BHS 200 with a grade of C or better.
This course examines the legal and ethical issues related to services for clients served by Behavioral Health Centers. Topics include guardianship, custody and conservatorship, client rights, fraud and abuse detention and other legal and court issues. Ethical standards, professional and personal boundaries are discussed. Complete course with a grade of C or better.
BHS 220 Systems of Care in Behavioral Health ClientsPrerequisite(s): BHS 200 with a grade of C or better.
This course provides a holistic approach to care. Approaches that promote active participation by the client in decision making and self advocacy are examined. Techniques to motivate clients toward personal responsibility for resiliency and recovery are introduced along with the development of wellness plans and support networks. Complete course with a grade of C or better.
BHS 230 Substance Use DisordersPrerequisite(s): BHS 210 with a grade of C or better.
This course is the study of chemical use and dependency, including the cycle of addiction and recovery. Comprehensive substance use treatment and rehabilitation models in a variety of settings will be examined. Complete course with a grade of C or better.
BHS 240 Behavioral Health Client Interactions IPrerequisite(s): BHS 210 with a grade of C or better.
Students will be introduced to the techniques for assuring consistency, accountability and effectiveness for intake operations. Topics include the concept of intake, the purpose and types of assessment tools utilized for determining risk and treatment needs. Skills will be developed in conducting the interviews, establishing client rapport, eliciting client information, and utilization of proper clinical tools for documentation within a treatment plan. Complete course with a grade of C or better.
BHS 250 Chronic Health Care IssuesPrerequisite(s): BHS 230 with a grade of C or better.
this course presents the pathophysiology and treatment of chronic diseases including diabete4s, hypertension, COPD and various other common diseases. Unique patient groups in relation to specific disability, disease and /or restrictive issues are identified as well as typical medication and treatment protocols. Complete course with a grade of C or better.
BHS 260 Family and Youth IssuesPrerequisite(s): BHS 230 with a grade of C or better.
this course will examine family dynamics and problem patterns within the family unit. Family and youth interventions and problem prevention will be addressed. The Community Support role in family intervention is explored. Complete course with a grade of C or better.
BHS 270 Client Interactions IIPrerequisite(s): BHS 230 with a grade of C or better.
This course examines techniques of working with others for collaboration, conflict resolution, crisis intervention and de-escalation. Listening and responding skills will be practiced along with developing skills to manage the dynamic differences presented by the clients and the communities served. Challenging client issues will be presented and resolutions examined. Complete course with a grade of C or better.
BHS 280 Evidence Based TreatmentPrerequisite(s): BHS 250 with a grade of C or better.
This course will introduce students to cognitive behavioral therapy, parent management training, parent-child interaction therapy, and other evidence based practices. The types of medications commonly prescribed for emotional, personal, and physical disorders will be identified along with the requirement of administering and observing self-administration of medications. Complete course with a grade of C or better.
BHS 291 Field Practicum IPrerequisite(s): Co-requisites of BHS 230 and BHS 240.
Course is a field placement designed to provide a student with 90 hours of observation and practical experience in a behavioral health community center of similar agency or provider. Classroom time will compare and contrast ho9w various populations are being served and how agencies collaborate and integrate services to meet client needs. Passing a background check and drug test is required for this course. Complete course with a grade of C or better.
BHS 292 Field Practicum IIPrerequisite(s): Co-requisites of BHS 250, BHS 260, BHS 270.
This course provides students with 135 hours of practical experience in Behavioral Health Centers. Students participate in intake, assessment and treatment planning and learn how to conduct functional behavioral intervention plans and make informed decisions when working with clients having behavioral health issues. Complete course with a grade of C or better.
BHS 293 Field Practicum IIIPrerequisite(s): Co-requisites of BHS 280.
Course provides student with 135 hours of practical experience in Community Behavioral Health Centers and other community service agencies. Students will gain experience working with a variety of client populations facing a variety of behavioral issues. They will gain experience in how agencies coordinate and integrate treatment and how a comprehensive individualized treatment plan is developed. Complete course with a grade of C or better.