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2018-2019

Certificate of Achievement

Mental Health

This Certificate program is designed for the entry-level mental health service worker and for those wanting to complete the ninety (90) hours of course work required by The Certification Board, Inc., for the Community Mental Health Associate (CMHA) credential. This Certificate is focused on activities that bring services, resources, and people together within a planned framework of action toward the achievement of established goals.

Upon completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  • Identify community services and the population they serve.
  • Coordinate services, agencies, resources, and people within a planned framework of action toward the achievement of established goals.
  • Define current methods of intervention and treatment.
  • Facilitate a counseling session.
  • Present oral and written case studies.

Note:

REQUIREMENTS FOR CMHA CREDENTIAL:

  • 90 educational hours* in mental health domains.
  • 2000 hours of supervised work experience.
  • 110 hours of supervised practicum.

* Educational hours are provided within specific courses.

A grade of "C" or higher is required in ALL courses in order to earn a Certificate of Achievement in Mental Health.


Certificate Requirements(15 credits)

Code Name Credits
HS 101 Introduction to Human Services 3
HS 111 Introduction to Mental Health 3
HS 203 Counseling Techniques 3
HS 209 Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior 3
HS 212 Mental Health Counseling 3

Total Credits 15