COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
HMS 228 - PRODUCTIVE
PROBLEM SOLVING (3 CR.)
and program-development skills needed to function in helping relationships.
Emphasizes skills training within the classroom and application of the
skills in other settings. Lecture 3 hours a week.
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
The purpose of this
course is to equip students with skills needed to work with clients, or
other persons, including peers, who are facing decision making.
ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES
English, reading, and
writing. Counseling Skills I is helpful.
MAJOR TOPICS TO
To approach problem-solving
systematically by listing the steps involved in this process
To define a problem and
To expand alternatives
for a particular problem
To solve a problem using
the steps in problem-solving
To develop a systematic
plan for achieving a goal
The use of counseling
skills in the problem-solving process
The importance of empathy
and coming from the client's frame of reference
Problem-solving and decision-making
Program-planning for meeting
a specific goal
The application of
decision-making in dealing with mental health problems