Certified Mental Health Technician

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Language: English

Description: This program includes eight modules:
Abnormal Psychology
Mental Health Technician
Direct Support Professional
Better Interpersonal Communication
Personal Excellence
HIV & AIDS: An Introduction
HIPAA: An Introduction
Client-Patient Rights

Abnormal Psychology
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 course 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 course explores disorders of childhood, mood disorders, psychoses, schizophrenia, sexuality, eating, and anxiety disorders. By taking this course, you will discover the many faces of abnormal psychology and you will be challenged to define what is normal and abnormal.

Mental Health Technician
This Mental Health Technician course provides a solid background in mental health so you can work comfortably with clients who exhibit both effective and maladaptive behaviors. Nurses, case managers, psychiatric technicians, direct care providers, and other health care professionals will increase their awareness and understanding of a holistic view of mental health care with this comprehensive online training program. A variety of therapies and treatments are explored to assist in dealing with psychological or psychosocial problems, such as substance use conditions, medical illnesses, developmental delays and disabilities, and social stressors such as poverty, domestic violence, and homelessness.

Direct Support Professional
Direct Support Professionals provide care for individuals with developmental and or physical disabilities in a number of settings including group homes, day programs, home & community based services, and vocational rehabilitation. Students will learn methods for providing assistance with living skills development, health maintenance, medication administration, personal care, and behavioral development. This course will teach current and future Direct Support Professionals methods for developing individuals’ basic living and social skills with the primary goal of integrating them into the community to the best of their ability.

Better Interpersonal Communication
Interpersonal Communication is a very important skill that is needed to develop and maintain personal and professional relationships. Just because you are talking does not mean you are communicating. This course will take you through the steps involved in understanding the importance of interpersonal communication and the effect on our daily interactions.

Personal Excellence
As a person with unique gifts to offer, it is your responsibility to use your talents wisely and it is your right to enjoy yourself while doing so. In this class we will learn what it takes to develop career-enhancing skills that include: goal setting, time management, and personal organization. You will learn the crucial steps it takes to improve your creative abilities, gain confidence and minimize conflict in your life. Just as a successful business requires a mission and a plan, so does a fulfilling life.

HIV & AIDS: An Introduction
The human immunodeficiency virus, commonly referred to as HIV, is the virus that can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in people. HIV is considered a pandemic because the infection has spread through human populations across a large region; in this case the entire planet. As of 2011, about 34 million people worldwide have HIV. Since health and human service professionals can, and do, routinely interact with patients who have communicable diseases like AIDS, it is important that they understand these diseases and how they are transmitted.This course discusses the history of HIV and AIDS, along with symptoms, the impact of HIV and AIDS on particular populations, and how HIV is linked to viral hepatitis.

HIPAA: An Introduction
This course presents information pertaining to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), particularly Titles I & II. The course targets general audiences who seek to better understand HIPAA and how it impacts them personally or how they should comply with HIPAA standards in their day-to-day operations. The goal of this course is to increase the learner’s awareness and understanding of individual rights and responsibilities under HIPAA so they can improve the safeguarding of health information.

Client-Patient Rights
In this day and age with all the things that can happen to a person and all of their information, client and patient rights are important to know and understand. Client-patient rights have changed from when they first became a part of medical and research programs to what we know now. While rights vary from state to state and county to county, the rights of patients and clients are a very important part of healthcare. This course will discuss client-patient rights terminology as well as how it changes based on the setting.

Instructor Description: This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our 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 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).

Requirements
The following textbooks will be provided to each student upon registration:
• Foundations of Mental Health Care by Michelle Morrison-Valfre

Class Details

Sessions
Online 24/7

Location

Start Date:upon registration

Tuition: 

$3,495.00


Registration Closes On
Sunday, December 31, 2017 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
Online 24/7 TBD