MISSION STATEMENT & STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Mission Statement:
The mission of the Psychology department is to facilitate student’s knowledge in the study of human behavior, prepare them for employment or further study in the field of psychology, and demonstrate enhanced interpersonal and intra-personal knowledge.
 
DEGREE PROGRAMS
Degree:  Drug and Alcohol Studies
Degree Learning Outcomes
The student will:
1. Demonstrate effective communication and counseling skills such as active listening, reflection, and asking Socratic open-ended questions.
2. Summarize knowledge in drug prevention and education, counseling techniques for the chemically addicted and biological psychology of chemical dependency.
3. Demonstrate counseling’s 12 core functions including, screening intake, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis management, client education, referral, report and record keeping, and consultation with other professionals in the field of Drug and Alcohol Studies.
4. Evaluate community-based drug/alcohol organizations.
 
Degree:  Human Services Generalist
Degree Learning Outcomes
The student will: 
1. Demonstrate effective communication and counseling skills such as active listening, reflection, and asking Socratic open-ended questions.
2. Summarize core principles in the foundational courses of psychology such as General Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology and Personality.
3. Demonstrate counseling’s 12 core functions including, screening intake, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis management, client education, referral, report and record keeping, and consultation with other professionals in the field of Human Services.
4. Evaluate community-based human resources organizations.
 
CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS 
Certificate of AchievementDrug and Alcohol Studies
Certificate Learning Outcomes
The student will: 
1. Demonstrate effective communication and counseling skills such as active listening, reflection, and asking Socratic open-ended questions.
2. Summarize knowledge in drug prevention and education, counseling techniques for the chemically addicted and biological psychology of chemical dependency.
3. Demonstrate competency in the 12 core functions including, screening intake, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis management, client education, referral, report and record keeping, and consultation with other professionals in the field of Drug and Alcohol Studies.
 
Certificate of AchievementHuman Services Generalist
Certificate Learning Outcomes
The student will:
1. Demonstrate effective communication and counseling skills such as active listening, reflection, and asking Socratic open-ended questions.
2. Demonstrate competency in foundational courses, such as General Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology and Personality.
3. Demonstrate competency in the 12 core functions including, screening intake, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis management, client education, referral, report and record keeping and consultation with other professionals in the field of Human Services.