Human Services is an interdisciplinary field of study that aims to improve quality of life for people and communities facing adversity. According to the United Nations, human development is a process of enlarging people’s choices—leading to healthier lives, increased education, and decent standards of living.
Our award-winning, accredited courses and programs are designed for those who teach, guide and educate across a range of organizations and contexts, including the care of children, elders and vulnerable people, mental health and counselling, social work, psycho-social support, and community development.
Why choose our programs
Continuing and Professional Learning at OISE offers a flexible range of courses and intensive workshops, taught by leading Human Services practitioners and facilitators.
What You’ll Learn
Our Human Services programming is designed to help inspire policies, principles and measures that build resilience, reinforce choices, expand human agency, and promote social competence.
Through bereavement education, cognitive behaviour therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused brief therapy programming, plus a variety of institutes and events, you will enhance and expand your knowledge base and skill set. You’ll build self-care strategies, as well as plan to share your learning with colleagues in the workplace.
Popular Related FAQs
We highly encourage taking the Fundamental Skills prior to the Specialization courses in order to provide the necessary foundation to be successful, however, each course is a stand alone professional development course designed for practitioners. Upon successful completion of each course, you will have access to a record of learning which you can share with any institution or association to show proof of your learning. We do not offer a certificate for completion of the courses or all courses. You can also use the record of learning to seek certification through bodies such as The Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies.
Please select “Request Information” on the course webpage to be notified as soon as enrollment opens for Motivational Interviewing.
You do not need to enroll in the certificate program. You may take any of the courses that are of interest to you (registration for each course is independent). The only exceptions are the Clinical Case Presentation and Practicum courses that require you to have completed the Foundations and elective courses.
Yes. Although it is recommended that you have some background in psychology or a counselling related field, that experience may have been gained in a variety of ways not only through formal education.
The Bereavement Education Program is transitioning to a fully online model and is currently under development. Please request information using our form and ask to be notified when the revised Bereavement Ed courses are available for enrollment.
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