Fall Term 2010

Blended Courses - Philadelphia Center

Not sure if you’re ready to take a class entirely online? A blended class might be the perfect solution for you. This format offers the best of both worlds. You’ll still interact with classmates in person while you enjoy the freedom of studying where and when you want with online learning.

Students are responsible for communications software and internet service. There are both minimum and suggested requirements for computer setup. For more information, please visit our technology requirements. Each blended course requires additional hours of online instruction.

Enjoy the best of both worlds and take a blended class this fall!

Continuing Studies

BHS 202-17: Origins of Mental Illness
This course will introduce the student to the fundamentals of mental illness and psychiatric disorders. Particular emphasis will be placed on investigation of the etiological factors that cause mental illness, as well as the common protocols used in their treatment. Students will receive a comprehensive perspective on: anxiety disorders, mood disorders, disorders of childhood and adolescence, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and other disorders related to the field of mental health treatment.
Saturday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

BHS 204-27: Theories of Counseling & Psychotherapy
Major theoretical counseling orientations are examined with an emphasis on how each of these theories applies to the treatment of chemical dependency and mental health disorders. Theories considered include: Freudian Theory, Person-Centered Theory, Gestalt Theory, Reality Therapy, Rational-Emotive Therapy and other cognitive behavior theoretical approaches.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

BHS 230-17: Assessment & Evaluation
Students will be introduced to the various instruments used in the assessment and evaluation of chemical dependency and mental illness, and the interviewing skills that facilitate this process. Students will examine the components of clinical reasoning that are utilized in determining the various levels of counseling and treatment interventions.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

BHS 304-27: Counseling Techniques II
Skills developed in Counseling Techniques I are built upon and applied to various behavioral health case studies. In addition, specific techniques such as relaxation training, assertiveness training and family intervention are introduced.
Saturday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

CJ 377-17: Juvenile Justice
Nature and extent of delinquency is discussed. Explanatory models and theories of juvenile delinquency are presented. History, philosophy, and evaluation of juvenile court practices and procedures are presented including the role of the juvenile officer. Prevention and intervention programs and their techniques are illustrated.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

CJ 422-27: Crisis Management
Encompasses an overview if crisis as it affects law enforcement officials and the criminal justice system, including dealing with suicidal individuals, barricaded subjects, hostage takers and their hostages. Psychological and behavioral profiles of perpetrators and victims are discussed. Protocols for dealing with the several identified issues are presented. Students will participate in classroom scenarios and exercises designed to incorporate the material presented.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

ENG 310-27: Modern Novels
Study of selected novels from world literature to illustrate techniques and developments in the genre in the modern period.
Saturday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

MUS 220-17: Music & Health
Basic music course in the theories and techniques of music as an agent of wellness. Explores music therapy, recent research, and healing practices of non-Western cultures as they relate to music. Especially recommended for students planning a career in healthcare or human services. No prerequisites, no prior musical experience or performance required.
Saturday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.




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