Human Services Concentration | Los Angeles Pacific University

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Concentration Overview


The Human Services concentration utilizes a more general approach and sets students up for a broad scope of career opportunities. Designed to aid students in creating a clear set of skills for helping people, this concentration provides foundations in pivotal applied psychological theory and methodologies geared toward aiding people while understanding their framework of experience.

Human Services

This 15-unit concentration requires the following coursework:

Coursework

15 Units

APSY

425

Crisis Counseling and Intervention

3 Units

An examination of the knowledge, skills, and practices specific to crisis counseling and intervention. Focuses on applying appropriate methods to crisis situations, while considering cultural and ethical issues. Prerequisite: APSY 105 Introduction to Psychology

APSY

435

Gender Issues in Psychology

3 Units

Critically examines research and perspectives on gender and sexual socialization and development, along with physiological and cultural contributions to gender differences, sexual orientation, sexual adjustment and related areas of influence. Prerequisites: APSY 105 Introduction to Psychology, APSY 295 Human Growth and Development, or consent of instructor

APSY

455

Conflict Management

3 Units

Examines the diagnosis, analysis, and conflict resolution between individuals and in organizations. Discusses the application of different types of negotiation strategies based on rational and emotional elements in approaching negotiation, cultural contexts, and individual differences.

APSY

460

Motivation

3 Units

Explores research and perspectives on experimental and applied analyses of behavior that impact motivation. Addresses the application of methods for effective motivation in a variety of settings. Prerequisite: APSY 105 Introduction to Psychology

APSY

480

Group Processes

3 Units

Study of research and perspectives regarding human interaction in groups. Examines the impact of various individual, social, and cultural dynamics and how to successfully influence and interact in group settings. Prerequisite: APSY 105 Introduction to Psychology

Total Units

15 Units

This information is current for this academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information.

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Potential Careers


A variety of positions related to the helping profession such as social welfare, healthcare field, ministry, justice, and businesses.

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