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2023-2024 Catalog

Direct Care Practice: DSP I and DSP 2 Microcredential


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The microcredentials in Direct Care Practice: DSP 1 and 2 align with the national certification offered to Direct Support Professionals through The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP). These microcredentials provide students with the opportunity to apply for Level One and Level Two certification. Completion of these courses will allow direct support professionals to meet the industry demand for quality care of the populations they support. Students are provided with critical skills and credentials they can add to their LinkedIn profiles and resumes.  

​Direct Care Practice: Direct Support Professional 1

​The microcredential in Direct Care Practice: DSP aligns with the national certification offered to Direct Support Professionals through The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP). These microcredentials provide students with the opportunity to apply for Level One certification. Completion of these courses will allow direct support professionals to meet the industry demand for quality care of the populations they support. 

 

The microcredential in Direct Care Practice: DSP 1 consists of three courses within the Direct Care Practice Certificate program.

  • HUS 103  Intro to Human Service
  • HUS 104  Direct Support Practice for Human Service Professionals
  • HUS 202  Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

 

 

Direct Care Practice: Direct Support Professional 2

The microcredential in Direct Care Practice: DSP 2 aligns with the national certification offered to Direct Support Professionals through The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP). These microcredentials provide students with the opportunity to apply for Level Two certification. Completion of these courses will allow direct support professionals to meet the industry demand for quality care of the populations they support.
 

The microcredential in Direct Care Practice: DSP 2 consists of three courses within the Direct Care Practice Certificate program.

  • HUS 209  Ethics and Standards in Human Services
  • HUS 211   Interviewing and Counseling
  • HUS 212 or 213 or PSY 101 HUS Fieldwork Practicum  or General Psychology

 

Program learning outcomes

Students will:

  • Communicate effectively both in oral and written formats.

  • Learn and apply best practices and evidence-based skills and knowledge in the workplace.

  • Identify the standards of professional conduct and navigate ethical dilemmas one might encounter in the field.

  • Understand the importance of respecting the dignity and welfare of individuals who receive services and how to support them using ethical and effective interventions. 

  • Collaborate effectively with members of a group or team while applying the principles of rights, access, equity, and autonomous participation.

 

For more information contact the Criminal Justice & Human Services department at 845-688-1983.

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