Home Based Intervention Therapy, Certificate
This certificate program is a special course of study that compliments undergraduate and graduate degree programs in various departments and colleges throughout the University. Individuals who already hold undergraduate or graduate degrees may also pursue the certificate. Students with an undergraduate degree who do not seek a graduate degree may pursue the certificate in the postbaccalaureate program. Students who already hold a graduate degree may be admitted to the program as non-degree graduate students. Students pursuing graduate degrees will receive their graduate certificate upon completion of the requirements for their graduate degree.
The program represents a concentration in current theoretical knowledge and practice in home-based intervention. It adds another dimension to the knowledge and skills a student is able to offer in the many professions that relate to services to at-risk children and their families. This course of study coordinates multidisciplinary training of personnel in home-based intervention and helps to meet the need for trained professionals in home-based intervention.
The undergraduate and graduate curriculum committees of the Center for Family Studies will oversee the certificate program and certify through the Director of the Certificate Programs in Home-Based Intervention that all requirements for the certificate have been completed.
To participate in the program at the graduate level, the student should:
- Be formally admitted to The University of Akron Graduate School.
- Make written application to the program countersigned by student’s major academic advisor (if applicable).
- Have an interview with the Director of the Certificate Programs in Home-Based Intervention.
- Receive written notification for admission from the Director of the Certificate Programs in Home-Based Intervention.
- Consult with the Director of the Certificate Programs in Home-Based Intervention to formulate a program of study.
All students enrolled in the home-based certificate programs will enroll in the core course in Home-Based Intervention. Students enrolled in the undergraduate and postbaccalaureate program will enroll in the courses at the undergraduate level. Students admitted to the Graduate School as degree seeking or non-degree students will enroll in graduate courses. Graduate students enrolled in the core courses at the 500 level will have an additional graduate level project.
Students will complete a minimum of 18 hours of graduate credits in core and elective coursework. In order to earn the interdisciplinary certificate in Home-Based Intervention, the student must complete the following requirements within six years after beginning the program.
|1820:503||Home-Based Intervention Theory||3|
|1820:504||Home-Based Intervention Techniques & Practice||3|
|1820:505||Home-Based Intervention Internship||3-5|
|Students must have completed at least 9 credits of coursework in theoretical frameworks from their discipline or related areas follows:||9|
|Counseling: Theory & Philosophy|
|Marriage & Family Therapy: Theory & Techniques|
|Socialization: Child to Adult|
|Family in Lifespan Perspective|
|Developmental Parent-Child Interactions|
|Child Development Theories|
|Techniques of Counseling|
|Systems Theory in Family Therapy|
|Select one course from three different disciplines: 1||9|
|Specific Skill Areas|
|Psychological Disorders of Children|
|Sociology of Mental Illness|
|Special Topics in Social Organization|
|Counseling Problems Related to Life-Threatening Illness & Death|
|Issues in Sexuality for Counselors|
|Developmental Characteristics of Exceptional Individuals|
|Family Dynamics & Communication in the Educational Process|
|Collaboration & Consultation Skills for Special Educators|
|Child and Family Development:|
|American Families in Poverty|
|Middle Childhood and Adolescence|
|Family Financial Management|
|Culture, Ethnicity & Family|
|Workshop in Family & Consumer Sciences|
|Staffing and Employment Regulation|
|Management of Organizational Conflict|
Must be outside student’s major degree area