Human Services Technology

Nicole Phinazee

Program Overview

The field of Human Services is broadly defined, uniquely approaching the objective of meeting human needs through an interdisciplinary knowledge base, focusing on prevention as well as remediation of problems and maintaining a commitment to improving the overall quality of life of service populations.  The Human Services profession is one which promotes improved service delivery systems by addressing not only the quality of direct services, but also by seeking to improve accessibility, accountability and coordination among professionals and agencies in service delivery.


Program Student Learning Outcomes

1.  Identify various roles of a human service professional and scope of practice.

2.  Assess an individual's stage of change and apply appropriate intervention techniques.

3.  Demonstrate basic listening skills utilizing Motivational Interviewing principles.

4.  Assess identified individual's needs and identify appropriate referral sources to meet those needs.

5. Demonstrate cultural competency in the development of professional ethics.