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Professional Development and Identity


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Course level: Upper Division

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).

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Self-Awareness and Professionalism

Cultural Competency and Treatment Planning

Developing as a Human Services Professional

Policy, Legislation, and its Effect on the Human Service Profession

Integrating Human Services Values and Skills


Why take courses at University of Phoenix

Accreditation that matters

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

Next Steps

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Transfer Credits

Credit Transfer

Credit Transfer

Need to transfer credits to another college or university?

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