Undergraduate Certificate in Child and Adolescent Services
City University of Seattle provides an Undergraduate Certificate in Child and Adolescent Services for those interested in serving a younger population in a variety of social services or counseling environments. You can complete the certificate on its own or in conjunction with our Bachelor of Arts in Human Services or Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology programs.
This program will help you gain an understanding of the biological, social and psychological issues that affect child and adolescent development and gain skills to help you make accurate assessments in the field. Our faculty is made up of current field experts who will help you apply your learning throughout the program.
This fully accredited, 25-credit program is offered completely online so you can continue to work or meet other responsibilities while you pursue certification. CityU of Seattle is a leader in the online and distance education industry with over 60 online programs to choose from. Connect with a CityU advisor to learn more about our online child and adolescent services certificate.
CityU’s online child and adolescent certification works as a great stepping stone toward a bachelor’s degree but stands on its own to help you qualify for entry-level roles in service organizations such as youth centers, counseling practices, group homes and crisis centers. You may also choose to pursue further studies in human services, school counseling, private counseling or psychology.
*As of July 1, 2011, the US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose specific information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” City University offers a number of undergraduate and graduate certificates that lead to gainful employment. Information for each certificate program for the latest reporting year is available here.
PSY 323 Psychological Testing (5)
This course presents a survey of assessment techniques and instruments for intelligence, personality, cognitive and special abilities, achievement, aptitude, and vocational interest. Students learn to evaluate tests, their uses and limitations. It is recommended to take PSY 312 or any statistics course before enrolling into this class.
PSY 415 Psychology of Adolescents (5)
This course discusses the issues of adolescent biological and psychosocial development, relationship, and culture in a social context. It addresses topics such as physical and intellectual growth, sexual maturation, youth culture and values, substance abuse, eating disorders, juvenile delinquency, and suicide.
PSY 421 Interviewing and Counseling Skills (5)
Through lecture and experiential learning, students will study and practice skills of effective communication. Each student will do an analysis of his or her personal communication style, taking into consideration the implications of gender, race, and culture. Special emphasis will be placed on the communication skills needed by the human services and behavioral science professional.
PSY 422 Child Psychology (5)
This course discusses the issues of children's biological and psychosocial development, relationship, and culture in a social context. It addresses topics such as physical, cognitive, social, and intellectual growth, language acquisition, family and peers, popularity, impact of mass media and culture on child's development.
PSY 497 Special Populations' Practicum (5)
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