Allied Human Services Program Outcomes

  • Graduates will develop knowledge of the characteristics of selected consumer populations and their typical challenges in accordance  with students’ interest or service focus. (Content Knowledge)
    1. Conduct assessments of client needs and resources at both the individual and community level, including analysis of social and political barriers that may impede health.

    2. Plan, facilitate , implement  interventions and evaluate the outcome of serves for those served.

    3. Engage in practices and techniques that encompass group facilitation, psychosocial assessment, behavioral change and motivating practices working with diverse populations.

    4. Utilize a variety of counseling skills and abilities to function effectively as chemical dependency counselors in a variety of setting.
    Graduates will be able to successfully apply the knowledge, skills and competencies of entry level service professionals. (Career Development)
    1. Demonstrate the ability to adhere to professional ethical standards, including confidentiality, sensitivity when working with diverse populations and responsibility for professional growth.

    2. Seek, find, evaluate and use information and employ informant technology to engage in life learn learning.

    3. Develop and promote healthy practices, self-awareness and self-care applying this personally, with clients, colleagues and other professional.
    Graduates will establish a respectful, nonjudgmental, and professional therapeutic or supportive relationship with colleagues and consumers of human services in a variety of practice settings. (Human Interaction)
    1. Develop and maintain effective working relationships with clients, colleagues, and supervisors.

    2. Work together with individuals and groups to assess needs, promote strengths, manage problems, set goals, develop or access resources, implement and assess action plans.

    3. Examine the relationship between self, community, and environments, evaluating potential impacts and consequences of actions, and making choices and contributions based on that evaluation and evaluation.

    4. Explain the characteristics and treatment demands of chemically dependent/substance abusing clients.
    Graduates will exchange messages in a variety of contexts using multiple methods and tools. (Oral and Written Communication)
    1. Identify, analyze and evaluate rhetorical strategies in one’s own and others’ writing in order to communicate effectively.

    2. Apply/utilize written computer skills to maintain appropriate client and agency reports, records, documents.

    3. Employ and interpret clear, concise, and open  communications in a professional skills including verbal, nonverbal, and written communications in a professional manner.
    Graduates will be able to question, search for answers and meaning, and develop ideas that lead to actions. (Critical Thinking)
    1. Utilize mathematical, symbolic, logical , graphical, and statistical  analysis for the interpretation and solution of problems in the natural world and human society.

    2. Gather, assemble, and interpret data through various methods necessary to determine consumers’ strengths and barriers that interfere with their ability to overcome adversity or achieved valued life goals.

    3. Use critical thinking skills to make sound and reasoned decisions regarding common ethical dilemmas encountered in various practice settings.

    4. Apply appropriate diagnostics criteria for substance related disorders, and criteria for other mental health disorders that commonly co-occur with addictive disorders.