2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) 
    
    Jul 21, 2019  
2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Disaster, Crisis, and Intervention - PhD in Human and Social Services


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In this specialization, students can examine the theory and strategies to respond to the initial needs of a community in an emergency situation and how to assist victims and caregivers after the initial crisis has passed. They can study the skills and practices specific to crisis counseling, including theories of crisis intervention and models for working with different populations. Students examine the actions and behaviors that follow a disaster; address stress, coping, and adjustment difficulties; and study psychological disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder. Through their coursework, students have the opportunity to explore a crisis at the community and regional levels and design a crisis plan to prepare for future emergencies. Students taking this specialization also address the psychology and impact of terrorism on communities. Students’ dissertations will focus on adding to the body of knowledge in this field.

Demand for professionals trained in this relatively new discipline is anticipated to be high, as evidenced by the number of job openings in crisis management and emergency planning.

Course Sequence for Students Entering With a BS Degree


Quarter

Course

Credits

1

HUMN 8000 - Foundations of Graduate Study in Human Services  

 3 cr.

HUMN 8150 - Helping Individuals, Organizations, and Communities: Introduction to Human Services  

 5 cr.

  RESI 8401 - PhD Residency 1    

2

HUMN 8011 - Interviewing and Case Management in Human and Social Services♦  

5 cr.

HUMN 8152 - Human and Social Services Administration  

 5 cr.

3

RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦  

 5 cr.

HUMN 8100 - Introduction to Research and Evaluation in Human and Social Services♦  

 5 cr.

 

RESI 8402 - PhD Residency 2  

 

4

HUMN 8205 - Cross-Cultural Ethics in Human and Social Services  

 5 cr.

HUMN 8207 - Grant Writing♦  

 5 cr.

5

HUMN 8338 - Crisis, Trauma, and Disaster Response  

 5 cr.

RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦  

 5 cr.

 

RESI 8403 - PhD Residency 3  

 

6

 

HUMN 8210 - Management and Leadership Development in Human and Social Services♦    5 cr.

RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦  

 5 cr.

7

HUMN 8327 - Research and Program Evaluation  

 5 cr.

HUMN 8145 - Crisis Management  

5 cr.

8

HUMN 8741 - Psychology of Terrorism  

 5 cr.

HUMN 8660 - Social Change, Leadership, and Advocacy for Human Services Professionals    5 cr.
 

RESI 8404 - PhD Residency 4  

 
9

HUMN 8550 - Preparing for Dissertation  

 5 cr.

RSCH 8260 - Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis  

OR

RSCH 8360 - Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis   

OR

RSCH 8460 - Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis  

 5 cr.

10–13+ HUMN 9001 - Dissertation *  5 cr. per term for a minimum of four terms; taken continuously until completion

*Students take this course for a minimum of 4 quarters and are continuously enrolled until completion of their Dissertation with final Chief Academic Officer (CAO) approval.

To complete a doctoral dissertation, students must obtain the academic approval of several independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

Course Sequence for Students Entering With an MS Degree


Quarter

Course

Credits

1

HUMN 8000 - Foundations of Graduate Study in Human Services  

 3 cr.

HUMN 8150 - Helping Individuals, Organizations, and Communities: Introduction to Human Services  

 5 cr.

  RESI 8401 - PhD Residency 1    

2

RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦  

5 cr.

HUMN 8210 - Management and Leadership Development in Human and Social Services♦  

 5 cr.

3 HUMN 8338 - Crisis, Trauma, and Disaster Response    5 cr.
RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦   5 cr.
  RESI 8402 - PhD Residency 2    
4 HUMN 8207 - Grant Writing♦    5 cr.
RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦   5 cr.
  RESI 8403 - PhD Residency 3    
5 HUMN 8145 - Crisis Management    5 cr.
HUMN 8237 - Advanced Program Evaluation    5 cr.
6 HUMN 8741 - Psychology of Terrorism    5 cr.
HUMN 8550 - Preparing for Dissertation    5 cr.
  RESI 8404 - PhD Residency 4    

7

RSCH 8260 - Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis  

OR

RSCH 8360 - Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis  

OR

RSCH 8460 - Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis   

 5 cr.

8–11+ HUMN 9001 - Dissertation * 5 cr. per term for a minimu of four terms; taken continuously until completion

*Students take this course for a minimum of 4 quarters and are continuously enrolled until completion of their Dissertation with final Chief Academic Officer (CAO) approval.

To complete a doctoral dissertation, students must obtain the academic approval of several independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

Note on Licensure


The PhD in Human and Social Services program, including its specializations, is not designed to lead to professional licensure, including licensure as a professional therapist, counselor, social worker, or psychologist.