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CAS 457 - Peer Support Specialist Practicum

(3 units)
Field placement in a community-based organization where students practice applying knowledge and skills attained in peer support specialist certificate classes.

Prerequisite(s): CAS 154 ; CAS 257 .

Units of Internship/Practicum: 3
Offered: Every Spring
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course:
1. Students will be able to display core relational skills in peer-to-peer relationships as evidenced by classroom reflection and constructive supervisory feedback.
2. Students will be able to exhibit appropriate boundaries and maintain confidentiality when providing support to peer clients.
3. Students will be able to demonstrate ability to maintain non-judgmental and respectful behavior and attitudes focused on the individual, not the diagnosis.
4. Students will be able to demonstrate a personal and professional commitment to participate responsibly in efforts to serve the public good, alleviate social problems, improve client functioning, effect social change and contribute to the research and knowledge needed to achieve these objectives.
5. Students will be able to determine if peer support is an appropriate career path after critically evaluating the practicum experience.


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