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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

Courses

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.

Online course formats include live, course-paced, combined or on-demand. Blended courses offer both face-to-face and online components. View the session information on course pages for details.

CORE COURSESSummerFallSpringPrice
Beyond Therapy: Different Uses for Counseling Degrees

10/22 Live Online

$249
Global Citizenship

9/24-9/25 Live Online

$395
How to Create a Culture of Equity and Inclusion

10/7-10/21 Live Online

$249
Motivational Interviewing

10/15-10/16 Live Online

$249
Trauma-Informed Care – What Is It? Why Now? How to Be a TIC Provider

10/1 Live Online

$295
ELECTIVE COURSESSummerFallSpringPrice
African American Mental Health & Best Practices

11/1-11/30 Online

$159
Assessing and Evaluating My Supervisee

8/18 Live Online

$249
Clinical Supervision and Organizational Methods

10/20 Live Online

$249
Decriminalization of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder

10/2 Live Online

$249
Essentials for Human Service Managers

9/21-10/26 Online

$395
Fundamentals of the Criminal Justice System

10/1 Live Online

$249
Interviewing Children: How to Use Art and Play as Tools$125
Managing Resistant Clients

8/26 Live Online

$249
Mind-Body Tools for Deeper Wellness

10/5 Live Online

$249
Professional Responsibility/Ethics and Boundaries in Clinical Supervision

11/17 Live Online

$249
Prolonged Exposure for PTSD: A Step-by-Step Guide$229
Social Work Ethics and Boundaries

9/25 Live Online

11/6 Live Online

$159
The Healing Journey of Grief and Loss

1/29/2021 Live Online

$249
Trauma First Aid: When and How to Safely Help

10/8 Live Online

$295
Working With Survivors of Sex Trafficking

11/12 Live Online

$249
Working With Trauma – Choosing Your Approach

12/3 Live Online

$295

Still Have Questions? Contact Us.

Gevon Daynuah, Program Manager

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