cjhs400 | undergraduate

Theory And Practice: Human Services In Criminal Justice

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Students explore major theoretical areas in human services, including psychotherapeutic, behavioral, cognitive, multicultural, and systems theories. Students learn the foundational concepts associated with the major theories, approaches to change, and techniques and interventions used by practitioners. This course emphasizes the development of a personal theory and approach to human services within criminal justice. In addition, students analyze the practical applications of theory-based techniques that criminal justice and human services professionals use while working in the criminal justice system.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Systems and Multicultural Theories

    • Describe how criminal justice professionals and human service professionals working in the criminal justice system may apply the major systems and multicultural theories.
    • Identify major theories and concepts of systems and multicultural approaches.
    • Identify major theorists, approaches, skills, and techniques of systems and multicultural theories for use by criminal justice professionals and human service professionals working in the criminal justice system.

    Promoting Change and Personal Theory

    • Develop a personal theory of intervention to promote change.
    • Compile a resource file of intervention tools and techniques for promoting change.

    Theories of Psychotherapy and Therapeutic Techniques

    • Describe the history of psychotherapy and therapeutic techniques.
    • Identify major theories and concepts of psychotherapy.
    • Identify major theorists, approaches, skills, and techniques of psychotherapy for use by criminal justice professionals and human service professionals working in the criminal justice system.

    Behavioral Theories

    • Identify major theories and concepts of behavioral approaches.
    • Identify major theorists, approaches, skills, and techniques of behavioral therapy for use by criminal justice professionals and human service professionals working in the criminal justice system.
    • Describe how criminal justice professionals and human service professionals working in the criminal justice system may apply major behavioral theories.

    Cognitive Theories

    • Identify major theorists, approaches, skills, and techniques of cognitive therapy for use by criminal justice professionals and human service professionals working in the criminal justice system.
    • Describe how criminal justice professionals and human service professionals working in the criminal justice system may apply the major cognitive theories.
    • Identify major theories and concepts of cognitive approaches.
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