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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 COURSESSpringSummerFallPrice
Beyond Therapy: Different Uses for Counseling Degrees

5/6 Live Online

Global Citizenship$395
Motivational Interviewing$249
Trauma-Informed Care – What Is It? Why Now? How to Be a TIC Provider

4/21 Live Online

6/1-6/30 Online

African American Mental Health & Best Practices

6/1-6/30 Online

11/1-11/30 Online

Assessing and Evaluating My Supervisee

8/17 Live Online

Clinical Supervision and Organizational Methods

9/21 Live Online

Decriminalization of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder$249
Fundamentals of the Criminal Justice System$249
Interviewing Children: How to Use Art and Play as Tools$125
Leading and Managing Human Service Professionals$395
Managing Resistant Clients$249
Mind-Body Tools for Deeper Wellness

12/3 Live Online

Professional Responsibility/Ethics and Boundaries in Clinical Supervision

11/16 Live Online

Social Work Ethics and Boundaries$159
The Healing Journey of Grief and Loss

11/5 Live Online

Trauma First Aid: When and How to Safely Help$295
Working With Survivors of Sex Trafficking$249
Working With Trauma – Choosing Your Approach

6/2 Live Online


Still Have Questions? Contact Us.

Gevon Daynuah, Program Manager

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