Undergraduate Certificate in Child and Adolescent Services
REQUIRED CREDITS: 25
LOCATIONS and START DATES: Online: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Is the certificate in Child and Adolescent Services program for me?If you want to work with kids, adolescents and families in a mental health setting, this online certificate program is a great way to go. Health care and human services providers, case managers or counselors who want to boost their skills may all benefit. At City University of Seattle, you can earn many of our degrees, endorsements and certificates online. The Child and Adolescent Services certificate is an online certificate program. You'll still have access to all CityU's great resources. You will log in to get assignments, discuss topics with your classmates, collaborate on projects and check your grades. Basically, everything you do in class but without the commute.
What can I do with my certificate in Child and Adolescent Services?Upon completion of the program, you will understand the biological, social and psychological issues related to child and adolescent development. You will have learned the fundamentals of testing and assessment and effective communication. You will have gained the knowledge, skills and practical experience necessary to work with children and adolescents in a variety of youth and family service settings. You may also choose to pursue further studies in human services, communications, counseling, psychology or therapy.
How to get started:
Content Area (25)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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