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Mental Health Assistant

The Mental Health certificate will prepare students for entry level positions as mental health aids, work in rehabilitation agencies, or at other mental health agencies. Mental health aids may be assigned to work under the supervision of a case social worker or trained psychologist to handle a wide range of case management responsibilities.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Knowledge of the history and foundation of the human service profession
  2. Entry-level skills in the area of strategies and intervention
  3. Ability to work collaboratively in groups
  4. Application of skills and methods with different populations in need
  5. Entry-level competency in the performance of case management needs assessment, group work, interviewing process and client engagement
Course of Study¹
Composition
4
Intro to Mental Health System
3
HSE* 202
Intro to Counseling/Interviewing
3
Human Services Skills and Methods
3
Practicum in Mental Health
3
Group Dynamics
3
Abnormal Psychology
3
Intro to Social Welfare
3
Minorities in the U.S. OR
3
Multicultural Issues in Psychology

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pre-requisites and additional information.

 

 

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