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HDFS 275 - Foundational Helping Skills 

  • 3 credits
Introduction to helping skills in healthcare and human service settings including strength-based techniques to support clients and opportunities and challenges related to the well-being of helping professionals. Exploration of ethical practices, including boundaries, scope of practice, and collaboration as well as the impact of culture, bias, and equity in working with individuals, couples, and families.

Textbooks and Materials

Please check the CSU Bookstore for textbook information.  Textbook listings are available at the CSU Bookstore about 3 weeks prior to the start of the term.


CK Rizzo
CK Rizzo

970-491-6987 |

Dr. Rizzo is an Assistant Professor in the HDFS department. She has taught courses across the HDFS major since 2015. Dr. Rizzo has a background in Marriage and Family Therapy and was part of a small team that founded the CSU Trauma & Resilience Assessment Center in 2015 (CTRAC). At CTRAC, Dr. Rizzo supports efforts in research, evaluation, and grant writing.