Behavioral Health Support

Course Descriptions/Common Syllabi

This section contains descriptions of courses offered at Moberly Area Community College. Not all of the courses listed in this section are offered every semester. Information on where and when these courses are available may be found in each semester’s course schedule available on the Course Offerings page. Contact advising for more information.

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BHS 100 Introduction to Behavioral Health Support 3-0-3
This course introduces the student to the behavioral health care profession. An overview of the programs and services offered by Community Behavioral Health Centers are presented. The skills and ethically considerations needed to work with various clients are discussed. Students are oriented to the most prevalent diagnosis, introduced to the recovery/resiliency model, family systems, population management, and additional philosophies within the community support. The course identifies the population being served as well as the personal and profession requirements in order to be successful working in the field. Introduction to the serious mental illness, SUD, confidentiality, HIPAA, personal/professional boundaries, abuse laws, client rights, guardianship, custody, conservatorship, and involuntary detention are presented.

BHS 210 Legal and Ethical Issues 3-0-3
This course examines the legal and ethical issues related to services for clients served by behavioral health centers. Topics include guardianship, custody and conservatorship, client rights, fraud and abuse, detention and other legal and court issues. Ethical standards, professional and personal boundaries are discussed. Prerequisite/Co-requisite: Admission /Acceptance into the Behavioral Health Support program.

BHS 220 Systems of Care 3-0-3
This course provides a holistic approach to care. Approaches that promote active participation by the client in decision making and self-advocacy are examined. Techniques to motivate clients toward personal responsibility for resiliency and recovery are introduced along with the development of wellness plans and support networks. Prerequisite/Co-requisite: Admission /Acceptance into the Behavioral Health Support program.

BHS 230 Substance Use Disorders 3-0-3
This course is designed to provide a study of chemical use and dependency, including the cycle of addiction and recovery. Comprehensive substance use treatment and rehabilitation models in a variety of settings will be examined. Prerequisite/Co-requisite: Admission /Acceptance into the Behavioral Health Support program.

BHS 240 Client Interactions 3-0-3
This course introduces the techniques for assuring consistency, accountability and effectiveness for intake operations. Topics include the concept of intake, the purpose and types of assessment tools utilized for determining risk and treatment needs. Skills will be developed in conducting interviews, establishing client rapport, eliciting client information, and utilization of proper clinical tools for documentation within a treatment plan. Prerequisite/Co-requisite: Admission /Acceptance into the Behavioral Health Support program.

BHS 245 Field Practicum 3-0-3
This course is a field placement designed to provide a student with 192 hours of observation and practical experience in a behavioral health community center or similar service agency or provider. Prerequisite/Co-requisite: Admission /Acceptance into the Behavioral Health Support program.

BHS 250 Chronic Health Care Issues 3-0-3
This course presents the pathophysiology and treatment of chronic diseases including diabetes, hypertension, COPD, and various other common disease. Unique patient groups in relation to specific disability, disease, and/or restrictive issues are identified as well as typical medication and treatment protocols. Prerequisite/Co-requisite: Admission /Acceptance into the Behavioral Health Support program.

BHS 260 Family and Youth Issues 3-0-3
This course will examine family dynamics and problem patterns within the family unit. Family and youth interventions and problem prevention will be addressed. The community support role in family intervention is explored. Prerequisite/Co-requisite: Admission /Acceptance into the Behavioral Health Support program.

BHS 270 Client Interaction II 3-0-3
This course examines techniques of working with others for collaboration, conflict resolution, crisis intervention and de-escalation. Listening and responding skills will be practiced along with developing skills to manage the dynamic differences presented by the clients and the communities served. Challenging client issues will be presented and resolutions examined. Prerequisite/Co-requisite: Admission /Acceptance into the Behavioral Health Support program.

BHS 280 Evidence Based Treatments 3-0-3
This course introduces the student to the behavioral health care profession. An overview of the programs and services offered by Community Behavioral Health Centers are presented. The skills and ethically considerations needed to work with various clients are discussed. Students are oriented to the most prevalent diagnosis, introduced to the recovery/resiliency model, family systems, population management, and additional philosophies within the community support. The course identifies the population being served as well as the personal and profession requirements in order to be successful working in the field. Introduction to the serious mental illness, SUD, confidentiality, HIPAA, personal/professional boundaries, abuse laws, client rights, guardianship, custody, conservatorship, and involuntary detention are presented. Prerequisite/Co-requisite: Admission /Acceptance into the Behavioral Health Support program.

BHS 285 Field Practicum II 0-3-3
This course provides students with 192 hours of practical experience in a Behavioral Health Center. Students will participate in intake assessment and treatment planning and learn how to conduct functional behavioral interventions and make informed decisions when working with clients having behavioral health issues. Prerequisite/Co-requisite: Admission /Acceptance into the Behavioral Health Support program.

1981-82 National Championship Women's Basketball Team

Coach Dick Halterman
Coach John Cochran
Ball Boy – Troy Halterman
Eleanor Carr
Rochelle McKenzie
Brenna Kelly
Carmela McMullen
Tammy Harryman
Janet Thompson
Kim Cooley
Lisa Brown
Georgia Hinson
Kathy Schulz
Denise Derrieux
Margrett Bassett
Jackie Glosson
Marion Fitzsimmons
Manager – Debbie Brown
Manager – John Peveler

1980-1981 Women's Basketball Team

Coach Dick Halterman
Coach John Cochran 
Sandy Moore
Pat Seger Zeitlow
Lisa Linathcum Holt
Patty Rapp Thorne
Renne Skaggs Brown
Vickie Crigler
Elenaor Carr
Rochelle McKenzie
Sheri Sills Schneider
Sara Figg Gillilan
Manager Roxie Robinson
Manager Debbie Brown

1977-78 Women’s Team

Coach Joyce Campbell
Assistant Coach Steve Hunter
Mary Smiley Wohlford
Linda Connor Seidt
Robin Fitzsimmons Trammell
Janet Jackson
Debbie Stith Head
Kristie Richards Musick
Donna Farris David
Brenda Rucker
Neal Head, trainer
Cara Sue Bowden Cockerham, manager