Feb 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Lane Community College 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, students will be able to: <br>
1. Define the purpose of interviewing, and discuss the role of the interviewer <br>
2. Evaluate interviews for, and conduct interviews with, effective sequencing, and structure <br>
3. Demonstrate active listening, interviewing and assessment skills <br>
4. Demonstrate problem solving skills and strategies for helping clients change behavior

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