Social Service Mental Health - Program Outcomes

Associate in Social Service Mental Health

Program Outcomes

Students will:

  • Examine self and field to identify and match appropriate strengths and weaknesses for successful/ meaningful education and/or career path.
  • Integrate self-awareness to cope and manage with stress in the field for self and others.
  • Incorporate an ethic of care in all aspects of practice to insure humane treatment for clients/consumers/patients, regardless of race, creed, diagnosis, wealth, age (develop appreciation social justice).
  • Maintain the integrity of the client/consumer/patient in order to establish trust.
  • Access community resources to provide for life and home maintenance stability.
  • Develop basic interpersonal skills as a foundation to counseling.
  • Know applicable laws and codes as they relate to counseling and client care.
  • Integrate an understanding of the broad spectrum of human services.

Core Abilites Outcomes

  • Critical, Creative, and Reflective Thinking:
    Graduates will be able to question, search for answers and meaning, and develop ideas that lead to action.
  • Responsibility:
    Graduates will be able to respond by examining the relationship between self, community, and environments, evaluating potential impacts and consequences of actions, and making choices and contributions based on that examination and evaluation.
  • Information Competency:
    Graduates will be able to seek, find, evaluate and use information and employ information technology to engage in lifelong learning.
  • Effective Communication:
    Graduates will be able to exchange messages in a variety of contexts using multiple methods and tools.
  • Multiculturalism:
    Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of diverse ideas, cultures and experiences and the ability to examine their own attitudes and assumptions in order to engage others with civility and empathy.

Fundamental Areas of Knowledge Outcomes

  • Communication: Graduates identify, analyze, and evaluate rhetorical strategies in one's own and other's writing in order to communicate effectively.
  • Humanities: Graduates acquire skills to critically interpret, analyze and evaluate forms of human expression, and create and perform as an expression of the human experience.
  • Social Sciences: Graduates use social science research methods and/or theory in order to analyze and interpret social phenomena.
  • Computational Skills: Graduates will acquire skills that emphasize conceptual understanding, connections among topics, and communication of mathematical thinking for the interpretation and solution of problems.

Certificate in Social Service Mental Health

Program Outcomes

Students will:
  • Examine self and field to identify and match appropriate strengths and weaknesses for successful/ meaningful education and/or career path
  • Integrate self-awareness to cope and manage with stress in the field for self and others
  • Incorporate an ethic of care in all aspects of practice to insure humane treatment for clients/consumers/patients, regardless of race, creed, diagnosis, wealth, age (develop appreciation social justice)
  • Maintain the integrity of the client/consumer/patient in order to establish trust
  • Access community resources to provide for life and home maintenance stability
  • Develop basic interpersonal skills as a foundation to counseling
  • Know applicable laws and codes as they relate to counseling and client care
  • Integrate an understanding of the broad spectrum of human services

Core Abilites Outcomes

  • Critical, Creative, and Reflective Thinking:
    Graduates will be able to question, search for answers and meaning, and develop ideas that lead to action.
  • Responsibility:
    Graduates will be able to respond by examining the relationship between self, community, and environments, evaluating potential impacts and consequences of actions, and making choices and contributions based on that examination and evaluation.
  • Information Competency:
    Graduates will be able to seek, find, evaluate and use information and employ information technology to engage in lifelong learning.
  • Effective Communication:
    Graduates will be able to exchange messages in a variety of contexts using multiple methods and tools.
  • Multiculturalism:
    Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of diverse ideas, cultures and experiences and the ability to examine their own attitudes and assumptions in order to engage others with civility and empathy.

Fundamental Areas of Knowledge Outcomes

  • Communication: Graduates identify, analyze, and evaluate rhetorical strategies in one's own and other's writing in order to communicate effectively.
  • Humanities: Graduates acquire skills to critically interpret, analyze and evaluate forms of human expression, and create and perform as an expression of the human experience.
  • Social Sciences: Graduates use social science research methods and/or theory in order to analyze and interpret social phenomena.
  • Computational Skills: Graduates will acquire skills that emphasize conceptual understanding, connections among topics, and communication of mathematical thinking for the interpretation and solution of problems.

Denise Arnold
SSMH Program Coordinator
253-964-6901