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2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HS 155 - Interviewing Theory and Techniques

3 Credit(s)

Students will be introduced to the theoretical knowledge and interviewing skills required of human service workers in a variety of settings. Students will learn the basic processes used for information gathering, problem solving, and for sharing information. They will learn and practice skills associated with conducting an effective interview. Students will be sensitized to the issues common to interviewing people of differing cultural backgrounds. This class is accepted by MHACBO to meet certification requirements for alcohol and drug counselors.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Define the purpose of interviewing and the role of the interviewer.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the sequencing and structure of an effective interview.
  3. Demonstrate skills in assessment and active listening skills.
  4. Demonstrate problem solving skills and strategies for helping clients change behavior.

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