: EnglishShort Description
: Our Certified Mental Health Technician program provides a solid background in mental health so you can work comfortably with clients who exhibit both effective and manipulative behaviors. A variety of therapies and treatments are explored to assist in dealing with psychological or psycho social problems, such as substance use conditions, medical illnesses, developmental delays and disabilities, and social stress such as poverty, domestic violence, and homelessness. In the same way that psychology offers important insights in terms of human behavior and experience, so does the sub-field called abnormal psychology. Our Abnormal Psychology module will introduce psychopathology and changing views of mental illness. We examine impairments in brain functions and social processes and how this affects everyday life. Our program explores disorders of childhood, mood disorders, psychoses, schizophrenia, sexuality, eating, and anxiety disorders. This complete training program will provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to successfully pursue a career as a Mental Health Technician.Instructor Description
: This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.Certification
: Upon successful completion of our Certified Mental Health Technician course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position in a mental health setting and will be prepared to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Mental Health Technician (CMHT).
Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.
The following textbooks will be provided to each student upon registration:
• Foundations of Mental Health Care by Michelle Morrison-Valfre