Mental Health Technician

Program Description

Instructor: D. Beenk, LISW

This course is open to anyone seeking an entry-level position with the desire to work in the mental health field or someone who wants to gain knowledge in this field. It serves to both improve recognition of mental illness and reduce the stigma surrounding it. The course is designed to teach basic skills to assist someone who is developing or experiencing a mental health issue. Learn strategies that include understanding of mental disorders, addictive behaviors, psychotropic medications, therapeutic communication, interpersonal communication skills, confidentiality, personal and social boundaries, HIPPA laws, infection control and preparing for employment. Required textbook must be purchased at the Hawk’s Hub (the QC campus bookstore) prior to first class. Please bring a calculator to class.

Mental Health Technician Certification (CMHT) Exam is available through National Career Certification Board (NCCB).

Students should be adaptable to changing circumstances, self-disciplined in a temporarily stressful situation along with an unwavering commitment to providing quality behavioral health care through demonstrating compassion, empathy and perseverance for patients and their entrusting families.

Check back January 2019.