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Professional Certificate in Human Services

Human services is an interdisciplinary field of study aimed at addressing and preventing issues as a means to improve overall quality of life for individuals and communities. The Professional Certificate in Human Services examines human behavior and social complexities in a deep, meaningful way. Whether through counseling, mental health, psychology, youth development and families or corrections, this program helps you put theory into practice – expanding your knowledge and skills while affecting change through your service and work.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the roles of human services professionals in a variety of social service settings
  • Apply the skills in case management, documentation, in-take assessment, treatment planning, crisis intervention and referrals
  • Demonstrate the ability to adhere to professional standards, including client confidentiality, advocacy and sensitivity when working with diverse populations
  • Examine social and mental health issues and how they factor into daily life, including Trauma-Informed Care
  • Explore supervision, interpersonal and group leadership skills, and best practices within human services professions
  • Discover the variety of family systems and multidimensional systems in relation to human behaviors and the environment, along with individual and societal implications


Earn the certificate by completing 3 core courses and 2 electives within two years. Courses can be taken in any sequence.

Register for courses that explore the type of work you aspire to do, including Youth Development and Families; Mental Health, Psychology and Counseling; Supervision and Case Management; and Corrections, Advocacy and Support Services.

For information on the course format, view the session information on the selected course page.

CORE COURSESFallSpringSummerPrice
Beyond Therapy: Different Uses for Counseling Degrees

5/10/2022 Live Online

Global Citizenship

4/29/2022 Live Online

Motivational Interviewing

3/21-3/22/2022 Live Online

Trauma-Informed Care – What Is It? Why Now? How to Be a TIC Provider

11/17 Live Online

3/23/2022 Live Online

African American Mental Health & Best Practices

11/1-11/30 Online

4/1-4/30/2022 Online

Assessing and Evaluating My Supervisee

1/18/2022 Live Online

Clinical Supervision and Organizational Methods

3/15/2022 Live Online

Decriminalization of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder$249
Fundamentals of the Criminal Justice System

11/11-11/12 Live Online

4/18-4/19/2022 Live Online

Interviewing Children: How to Use Art and Play as Tools$125
Leading and Managing Human Service Professionals$395
Managing Resistant Clients

3/15/2022 Live Online

Mind-Body Tools for Deeper Wellness

12/3 Live Online

Professional Responsibility/Ethics and Boundaries in Clinical Supervision

11/16 Live Online

4/19/2022 Live Online

Social Work Ethics and Boundaries

11/12 Live Online

2/1-2/28/2022 Online

3/18/2022 Live Online

The Healing Journey of Grief and Loss

2/4/2022 Live Online

Trauma First Aid: When and How to Safely Help

10/27 Live Online

6/8/2022 Live Online

Working With Survivors of Sex Trafficking

11/5 Live Online

4/5/2022 Live Online

Working With Trauma – Choosing Your Approach

12/15 Live Online

4/20/2022 Live Online


Still Have Questions? Contact Us.

Gevon Daynuah, Program Manager

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