Outcome Objectives of the Human Services Program      

Upon completion of the Human Services Program, students will demonstrate mastery of the knowledge, skills and attitudes that characterize the Human Service Professional.

  1. Origins and Theoretical Orientations of the Helping Professions: All students will be able to explain the origins of the human service profession, the value base of the profession and discuss issues that will impact its growth.

  2. Theories and Techniques of Human Service Social and Clinical Interventions: All students will be able to identify and critically evaluate the major theories and techniques of social and clinical intervention and their relevance to the helping profession.

  3. Systems Theory: All students will be able to use a range of theories to explain human systems: families, small groups, organizations and social systems.

  4. Social and Developmental Theory: All students will be able to use medical, social and psychological models of human behavior to identify the conditions that promote and impede attainment of optimal human functioning.

  5. Basic Integrated Com. and Technology Literacy: All students will demonstrate competencies in literacy and technical writing, methods of research and measurement, and computer literacy.

  6. Knowledge of and Respect for Cultural Diversity: All students will demonstrate cultural sensitivity and multi-cultural awareness.

  7. The Twelve Core Functions of a Counselor/The Eight Counseling Skill Groups: Counseling students will demonstrate proficiency in the Twelve Core Functions of a Counselor and the Eight Counseling Skills Groups.

  8. Community Organizing and Public Policy Development: Social Service students will demonstrate proficiency in the skills of community organization, the development of social policy and human service issue that are unique to urban environment.

  9. Treatment Planning: All students will demonstrate proficiency in the strategies for planning and implementing social and clinical interventions.

  10. Personal Growth and Commitment to Good Mental Health: All students will demonstrate a high level of personal self-awareness, an enhanced understanding of the mechanisms of social communication, increased their awareness of inevitable sources of interpersonal conflict, and have become more goal-oriented and strategic in their interactive behavior.

  11. Working With Special Populations: Through completion of the various concentrations and specialties offered in the program students will demonstrate effective intervention skills with special populations: the bereaved, the chemically dependent, children, etc.

  12. Critical Thinking and Analytical Skills: All students will demonstrate the full range of competencies in critical thinking and higher order analysis necessary for the Human Services profession.

  13. Professional Identity and Commitment to Life-Long Learning: Students will be able to articulate their identity as human service professionals and formulate a plan for on-going professional development.

  14. Ethical Competence: Students will be familiar with the Codes of Ethics of the major professional organizations that regulate the helping professions and demonstrate consistent growth in the ability to comply with these standards.