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Applied Helping Skills Certificate

In our increasingly diverse society and labor market, understanding how to effectively understand and interact with others has not only professional but also personal implications. The 12-credit Graduate Certificate in Applied Helping Skills will prepare students to develop relationships and communicate effectively with others. In addition to learning basic helping skills (i.e., active listening, relationship building, paraphrasing, clarifying, reflecting, and problem solving), the core courses of the certificate program will introduce students to the theoretical bases for those helping skills and assist in their development of the interpersonal and cultural awareness required to effectively communicate in a diverse society. Through their elective course students will also have the opportunity to explore how those helping skills are applied to groups or career development.

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