Sinclair College Catalog

Skip to main content
Sinclair College

MHT 1101 Introduction to Human Services & Behavioral Health

Introduction to the field of human services and behavioral health. History and development of human services. Exploration of service delivery, roles, trends and career opportunities. Principles and skills for developing professional helping relationships. Presentation of casework problem-solving model. Ethical/legal/professional standards. Technical terminology. Self-awareness regarding multicultural values and biases. Examination of human services as a personal career choice.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035

Course Outcomes
  • Identify one's own biases, values, beliefs, and motivations for becoming a human service worker.
  • Define common technical terms related to human services and behavioral health.
  • Identify principles, skills, philosophies, and historical evolution of the human service worker.
  • Describe and apply the ingredients of effective professional helping relations including paraphrasing content and reflecting feelings.
  • Apply the stages and skills of the casework problem-solving model, including assessment, goals, and action plan regarding one's own problem.
  • Describing helping styles and 5 attitudinal approaches and demonstrate a client-centered helping style.
  • List components of culturally competent casework, identify needs of specific cultural minorities, and articulate one's own cultural values.
Credit Hours: 3
  • Classroom: 3 hours
  • Division: Health Sciences
  • Department: Mental Health and Addiction Services
  • Repeatable Credit: No
  • Offered Online: Yes
Available Sections
Virtual Learning
Virtual Learning
Faculty: Brown
Term: Spring 2021
Format: Course meets virtually during scheduled day(s) and time(s), with some online content. Check the schedule to confirm days and times your class will meet virtually. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Open Seats: 19
Meets: TTH from 12:00PM to 1:15PM
Section: 100
Open Seats: 19
Meets: TTH from
12:00PM to 1:15PM
Section: 100
Online Learning
Online Learning
Faculty: Hodell
Term: Spring 2021
Format: Complete work online when it fits your schedule while adhering to weekly deadlines. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Course Fee: $22.50
Open Seats: 1
Section: 500
Open Seats: 1
Section: 500