Team Paper Week 2
Licensure Questions and the Human Services Profession
Team D: Sercycla A. Donnelly, Krystle Mullen, Yamitza Ortiz, Fabiola Servantes,
August 10, 2015
According to the Psychology School Guide (2015) there are many differences between a licensure degree in social work and a degree in human services. The main difference is that a social work degree focus on instructing students with the purpose of obtaining a license. One the other hand; a degree in human services is focused on instructing students to work directly on the field; therefore is more hands on.
The human services degree is a field of study that approaches the objective of meeting human needs through an interdisciplinary knowledge base. Human Services concentration is on prevention and remediation of issues while staying and keeping a commitment to enhancing the overall quality of life of service populations (National Organization for Human Services, n.d.). There are associates, bachelors, and master’s degree programs available as well as certificate programs. For Associate’s degree, either associates of arts or science, there is a wide spectrum that includes study in ethics, patient care, psychology and public policy to name a few. Those who go for a degree in the field of human services have a certain aptitude for helping those in crisis by providing information and resources.
Social workers assist people with their everyday issues that impact their daily lives, such as personal, familial, or relationship issues. This may also include assisting those with disabilities, diseases, social issues or in domestic conflict. A social worker’s responsibility is to coordinate relationships between families, agencies and other institutions. Degree levels can be either a bachelor’s or master’s, but a bachelor’s is required for almost all entry level positions in the social worker career field (SR...