CSHSE Accreditation Information
Depending on the student’s concentration, the program has the following expected competencies for students:
- Understand and discuss the ethical issues facing human service professionals.
- Understand how to work effectively with diverse populations in terms of ethnicity, ability, economic background, and wellness, in the context of communities.
- Understand development across the lifespan, normative developmental transitions, and at‐risk situations.
- Understand family processes, family diversity, and family transitions, and the risk and resiliency factors of healthy family functioning
- Identify different approaches to intervention, including prevention, promotion/empowerment, and treatment.
- Develop the ability to integrate field experience with academically acquired knowledge and skill as well as related professional literature.
- Demonstrate self‐development regarding personal values, motivation, orientation toward human services work and interpersonal relations.
- Demonstrate information management skills such as obtaining, organizing, disseminating, and evaluating information using computer skills throughout placement activities and the completion of course requirements.
- Demonstrate skills for working with people in groups, helping to establish clear goals and achieve optimum results.
- Have the skills of a counselor, helping clients resolve problems in a manner that promotes growth and independence.
- Able to function as a community liaison, working with sectors of the community to identify community needs and deliver services to meet those needs.
- Able to function as a supervisor, encouraging and enabling other workers to make best use of their abilities on behalf of the clients.
- Act as a change agent – planning, researching, and promoting programs to improve human service delivery.
- Understand the structuring and functioning of human service agencies.
- Know how to assess needs of populations at different stages of the life cycle.
- Able to function as a researcher or policy analyst, dealing with individual and family related issues in governmental, business, legal or social service settings.
The Human Services Clinical Services program is in compliance with CSHSE accreditation standards.