bshs465 | undergraduate

Professional Development And Identity

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In this course, students will explore processes for enhancement of self-awareness and the effect of personal style and personality on human service delivery. Students will examine personal values, cultural differences and biases, and individual philosophies and belief systems, and then integrate this understanding of self into the development of an identity as a human service professional. Students will demonstrate strategies for cultivating self-awareness and modeling self-care. Students will investigate the value of membership in supportive professional organizations such as the National Organization for Human Services (NOHS) Students will complete Module 17 of the MHF training. (3 credits).

This undergraduate-level course is 5 This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Understanding the Role of Self-Awareness in Human Services

    • Explain the core concepts that define self-awareness.
    • Determine self-awareness strategies used for effective human service delivery.
    • Evaluate the relationship between self-awareness and effective human service delivery.

    Integrating Self-Understanding Into Human Services Work

    • Evaluate the function of personal styles in relation to different situations and settings.
    • Identify personal and professional qualities important to developing key relationships in human services.
    • Apply self-awareness strategies for personal and professional growth.

    Examining Personal Values and Belief Systems

    • Define personal values and their role in human behavior.
    • Evaluate the influence of personal values on the delivery of service.
    • Explain the use of belief systems as guiding principles for human service delivery.

    Maximizing the Influence of Self-Care on the Quality of Service

    • Define self-care and its influence on your role as a human service professional and at a personal level.
    • Develop a self-care strategy that addresses stress reduction and stress management techniques to help yourself and others.
    • Evaluate the relationship between self-care and job performance.

    Cultural Issues Affecting the Delivery of Service

    • Describe cultural issues as they relate to self-awareness and the delivery of service.
    • Evaluate the influence of cultural diversity on human service issues.
    • Determine effective strategies used to identify culturally-based indicators and methods used to work with cultural issues.
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