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Program Announcements

ONLINE HMSV PROGRAM

The online HMSV program launched Spring 2012. This allows students to take courses asynchronously, or at a time that is convenient to students rather than set days/times. These web-based courses provide more flexible course scheduling to accommodate a student's work schedule. All courses are offered via online format every semester (Fall, Spring and Summer). For questions about the online program and courses, please contact the Online Director, Dr. Mark Rehfuss at mrehfuss@odu.edu.

CURRICULUM CHANGE

Beginning Spring 2014, many HMSV course prerequisites will change. These changes are noted in the following:

HMSV 339, Interpersonal Skills
(grade of C or higher required)
(Prerequisite ENGL 211C, 221C, or 231C)

HMSV 341, Intro. To Human Services
(grade of C or higher required)
(Prerequisite: ENGL 211C, 221C, or 231C)

HMSV 343W, Human Services Methods
(grade of C or higher required)
(Prerequisite or co-requisite: HMSV 341 with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 211C, 221C, or 231C)

HMSV 344, Career Develop. & Appraisal
(Prerequisite or co-requisite: HMSV 341 with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 211C, 221C, or 231C)

HMSV 346, Diversity Issues in H.S.
(Prerequisite or co-requisite: HMSV 341 with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 211C, 221C, or 231C)

HMSV 368, Field Observation in H.S.
(grade of C or higher required)
(Prerequisites: HMSV 339, 341, and 343W with a grade of C or higher required in HMSV 339, 341, and 343W)

HMSV 440W, Program Development
(grade of C or higher required)
(Prerequisites: HMSV 341 and 343W with a grade of C or higher required in HMSV 341 and 343W)

HMSV 441, Non-profit Fund-raising
(Prerequisites: HMSV 341 and 343W with a grade of C or higher required in HMSV 341 and 343W)

HMSV 444, Psycho-educational Groups
(Prerequisites: HMSV 341 and 343W with a grade of C or higher required in HMSV 341 and 343W)

HMSV 447, Addictions: Theory & Interv.
OR
HMSV 448, Interventions & Advocacy with Children
OR
HMSV 449, Theory & Practice of Prevention in HMSV

(Select one of the three options listed above)
(Prerequisites: HMSV 341 and 343W with a grade of C or higher required in HMSV 341 and 343W)

HMSV 491, Family Guidance
(Prerequisites: HMSV 341 and 343W with a grade of C or higher required in HMSV 341 and 343W)

HMSV 468, Internship in HMSV
(grade of C or higher required)
(Prerequisites: completion of all coursework including lower and upper division general education requirements, core, major, and elective courses; a minimum grade of C required in HMSV 339, 341, 343W, 368, and 440W;
permission of the HMSV Internship Coordinator) Approval is required!

TTN

Please note that human services courses will NO LONGER be offered via Teletechnet (TTN) beginning SUMMER 2014. Beginning Summer 2014, HMSV courses will ONLY be offered on main campus and online. Every HMSV course is offered on main campus and online every semester (Fall, Spring, Summer). Please plan accordingly.

STUDY ABROAD

The Department of Counseling and Human Services offers THREE study abroad opportunities each year.

Diversity and Summer Institute in Ireland

Participants will have an experience of a lifetime during this 10-day summer institute set in the beautiful city of Dublin at the mouth of the River Liffey, with access to the surrounding area and a trip to Northern Ireland. Dublin is one of the fastest growing capital cities in Europe and provides a plethora of historical and cultural sites and experiences. The Institute will be located at the historic Trinity College campus in Dublin, with on-site housing. Those in attendance will learn about diversity and the counseling profession in Ireland from local mental health professionals and faculty while also studying with nationally known U.S. counseling faculty about counseling and diversity issues. Participants will visit the historical sites of the surrounding area through guided excursions. Places of interest include such sites as the Books of Kells, Dublin Castle, Hill of Tara, the Valley of Glendalough and the St. Kevin's Monastery, Boyne Valley, Trim Castle and Belfast. Take this chance to experience the culture of Ireland and meet other students and counselors from throughout the United States. The institute awards 3 undergraduate credits in human services, 3 graduate credits in counseling, 3 elective credit hours, or 35 continuing education hours for professionals, 10 of which are on ethics. This instsitute fills the HMSV 346: Diversity Issues in HMSV program requirement, the COUN 655: Social and Counseling Issues in Counseling program requirement, and the COUN 848: Multicultural Perspectives in Counselor Education, Supervision and Research program requirement. It can also be used as an elective at any level or used to complete an Option D requirement at the undergraduate level. The program fee is approximately $3,000 plus the cost of roundtrip airfare from your home to Dublin, Ireland. The fee covers lodging, planned cultural events, insurance, some meals, and transportation while in Ireland (with the exception of transportation related to personal travel and transportation to student-selected site visits). The fee covers 3 credit hours of coursework or 35 continuing education hours (CEUs), 10 of which are on ethics. These CEUs can go towards Human Service_ Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP) credentialing, among other types of credentialing and licensing.

The actual class will begin about 4 to 5 weeks prior to departing for Ireland. This portion of the class will be delivered online. Please note: this portion of the class does not pertain to those participating in the institute to earn CEUs. Examples of course assignments include online Discussion Boards, text readings, and text activities. These are only examples of course requirements. Actual course requirements will be posted in each syllabus and will depend on the course level for which a student is enrolled. Dr. Dustin will hold an online, live Adobe Connect session for participants prior to the beginning of the online portion of the course. The date and time for the session will be determined a few weeks prior to the online portion of the class. Attendance at the session will not be mandatory but will be highly encouraged. The session will be recorded so all students who are unable to attend the session will be able to view the recording. Syllabi for all sections of the course will be posted on Blackboard prior to the online, Adobe Connect session. \

For additional information and for contact information, Visit the Diversity and Summer Institute in Ireland website.

Human Services Methods in Costa Rica

Utilize your Human Service Methods in Costa Rica Spring Break 2014.  Join Dr. Sparkman and Dr. Craigen on a human service excursion working directly with Costa Ricans while learning of the rich culture. San Jose is the nation's largest city and capital.  It is a diverse city that houses Afro-Caribbean, European, Asian, North American and Mestizo populations.  As a result of overpopulation, the social system in Costa Rica is stressed and they rely heavily on volunteers (often times through service learning and study abroad programs). The diversity in Costa Rica and rich cultures will give learners the opportunity to practice human service methods in an unfamiliar environment.  This will simulate entering the workforce for the first time and servicing clients that are diverse and grounded in their cultural beliefs. In addition, come with us on a visit to the beautiful beaches of Manuel Antonio and tap into your adventurous side with zip lining!  This institute fulfills the HMSV 343W: Methods in HMSV program requirement or can be used as an elective or for one Option D course.

 For more information on the program and how to apply, visit the link below.  Feel free to email faculty leaders with further questions nsparkma@odu.edu or lcraigen@odu.edu

https://odu.studioabroad.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=11432

A Counselor's View of Italy

This two-week study institute is set in a picturesque 14th century villa on a mountainside in Tuscany. Learn about the counseling profession in Italy from Italian mental health professionals PLUS study with nationally known counseling professors. Visit ancient Italian cities on day trips including Florence, Pisa, Assisi, Siena, Greve, Lucca, and San Gimignano. Meet other graduate students and counselors from throughout the United States and Italy. The institute awards 3 undergraduate credits in human services, 3 graduate credits in counseling, or 45 continuing education hours for professional. This institute fulfills the HMSV 346: Diversity Issues in HMSV program requirement or can be used as an elective or for one Option D course. The program fee is $2,745 plus the cost of roundtrip airfare from hour home to Rome, Italy. The program fee covers lodging, tuition for 3 credit hours of coursework or 45 hours of continuing education hours, transportation while in Italy, insurance, and most meals.

For Additional Information and for Contact Information, Visit the Counselor's View of Italy Website.

If the related HMSV course has been completed, these programs may count for Option D requirements. See link below for further details.

http://ww2.odu.edu/ao/gened/impinfo/15-UpperDivFulfillOptions.shtml

INTERNSHIP

Application Deadlines:

January 15 for a fall internship in the same year.

May 15 for a spring internship during the following year.

September 15 for a summer internship during the following year.

No late applications are accepted.

General Orientations:

Mandatory internship orientations are always held the third Wednesday of the prior semester to the internship semester. Orientations for fall and spring semesters are 11:30am -12:30 pm. Summer orientations are 12:15-1:15 pm. Information about location will be sent to prospective interns.

For students who have five or more years of direct work experience in the field of human services (office manager, clerical positions, etc., are not considered direct work experience), you may contact the Office of Experiential Learning to find out about submitting a portfolio in lieu of doing an internship.

ADVISING

All HMSV students may receive advising from the Career and Academic Resource Center (CARC). Main campus students are expected to obtain advising in person while online students may receive advising via telephone or email. Both group and individual sessions are available.

Career and Academic Resource Center (CARC) is located in the Education building, room 126. Walk-ins are welcomed! Otherwise, appointments may be scheduled by contacting CARC at carc@odu.edu or (757) 683-6987. Students must use their ODU e-mail account when requesting an appointment. E-mails sent through non-ODU e-mail accounts will not be responded to. In the e-mail, please indicate your name, UIN, state the purpose of the advising session, and provide three days and three times you are available to meet with an advisor. Please note that students should schedule their appointments at least one month prior to pre-registration each semester to ensure they are seen in time to register for courses. For additional information, please visit the Academic Advising website.

RESOURCES FOR HMSV STUDENTS

WRITING CENTER: TUTORIAL SERVICES

Writing tutorial services are available to all ODU students. These services are designed to provide one-hour tutorial sessions in a wide range of areas such as punctuation and grammar, writing styles, what plagiarism is, and the writing process in general. For distance education students, there are cyber-coaches who can provide assistance as well as emailing writing assignments for feedback on writing areas that need to be addressed.