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News & Views from the Department

CAC Workshops:

The Department of Human Services is offering a Certified Addictions Counselor (CAC) workshop for students who have questions about the program, DORA, and the application process.  The workshop is scheduled for 4/1/15 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm in room WC258.  You can view the workshop flyer here: CAC Workshop (PDF 61 KB)

Summer HSP Classes:

Summer registration has opened.  Remember to stop in and speak with an adviser if you need help selecting courses.  You can view a list of Human Services courses by clicking here: HSP Summer Class Flyer (PDF 480 KB)

Welcome Dr. Tara Hammar:

The Department of Human Services is pleased to welcome Dr. Tara Hammar as a new full-time faculty. Dr. Hammar has a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Prior to coming to MSU Denver, she taught at the University of Connecticut and East Carolina University. Since 2006, she has worked for the Denver Children’s Home; her most recent position was the Treatment Leader for the daytime program. ‌She brings a wealth of clinical experience as well as experience supervising interns. Some of the classes that Dr. Hammar will be teaching include Small Group Dynamics, Family Systems, Practicum, and Internship. She lives with her husband, Curtis, and their two Great Danes: Lila (8 years old) and Lily (4 months old). 

Study Abroad Opportunity:

Course: Global Metal Health: The Case of India

This is a three week study abroad course that focuses on the history, culture, and mental health issues of India. The course includes a service learning component that will have students working daily with an organization that supports individuals with mental health issues, women, and children in Pune.  For more information, please view the youtube video here: And contact Dr. Shawn Worthy at: