bshs415 | undergraduate

Field Experience I

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This is a 15-week course requiring at least 175 hours of field experience, or an average of 12 hours per week committed to a field placement site. Students will work in a human services setting under the supervision of a qualified professional. In addition to providing direct service, students will attend a weekly 2-hour class for faculty supervision and evaluation of core competency development. Typical activities of a field placement involve employing skills acquired so far in the program progression: conducting interviews, working directly with clients and groups, developing action plans, and documenting.

This undergraduate-level course is 15 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 15

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    Client Assessment Part 2: Planning

    • Prepare a client case study.
    • Create clear, attainable, and measurable goals and objectives used to address the clients' problems.
    • Develop a comprehensive treatment plan using a case study.

    Client Assessment Part 3: Implementation

    • Identify how your agency determines client services, resources, and support systems.
    • Explain the importance of responsibility and ownership for completion of client treatment goals and outcomes.


    • Explain the importance of maintaining accurate and comprehensive records at your agency.
    • Describe methods for ensuring that confidentiality and ethical standards are practiced at your agency.

    Human Services Information Management

    • Describe how technology is used at your agency.
    • Evaluate how your agency maintains and uses client data and statistical information.


    • Identify educational resources available through your agency.
    • Explain the importance of self-awareness, self-development, and staying current with educatinoal resources and advancements in the field.

    Completing Your Field Experience

    • Evaluate your learning experience and performance throughout the field experience.
    • Identify future careers goals that have resulted from the field experience.
    • Outline a strategy to implement feedback and skills gained during the field experience.
    • Discuss the importance of bringing closure to the relationship with your placement. 

    Field Experience Standards

    • Explain the student responsibilities and expectations of field experience.
    • Identify the National Organization for Human Services (NOHS) standards.
    • Explain the role of supervision.

    Knowing Your Agency

    • Explain how your agency engages the clients and the community in the helping process.
    • Identify the mission statement, goals, organizational structure, funding sources, and community network of your agency.
    • Create student learning objectives.

    Human and Social Systems

    • Explain the environmental factors influencing your agency’s clientele.

    Ethics and Values for the Human Services Professional

    • Describe the legal and ethical standards practiced at your agency.
    • Describe appropriate boundaries with your agency's clientele.

    Diversity and Special Populations

    • Explain the importance of cultural awareness at your agency.
    • Explain the importance of cultural competence for human service workers.

    Delivery of Human Services

    • Describe the human service skills practiced by the professionals within your agency.
    • Describe your agency’s role within the community.

    Interpersonal Communication

    • Describe basic interpersonal communication skills.
    • Differentiate among communication styles.

    Interviewing Skills

    • Identify interviewing techniques to help clients identify their experiences, issues, and problems.

    Client Assessment Part 1: Process

    • Describe the assessment process used to understand client problems.
    • Explain the importance of incorporating clients’ perspectives during the assessment phase.
    • Determine treatment plan goals.
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