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    Certified Mental Health Technician

    This program is created for people who want to learn about psychology and mental health in order to become a professional mental health technician. The program includes various interactive elements to enhance the learning experience by making it more engaging on the whole. This mental health program will teach you about various treatments and therapies that are used to assist patients that are dealing withpsychosocial or psychological problems that include: • Substance use conditions • Developmental delays and disabilities • Medical illnesses • Sources of social stress like domestic violence, homelessness, poverty A critical part of understanding psychology is to understand what the sub-field abnormal psychology entails.

    Program Name

    Certified Mental Health Technician

    Program Code

    WE-HF-74071

    Website Short Description

    This program is created for people who want to learn about psychology and mental health in order to become a professional mental health technician. The program includes various interactive elements to enhance the learning experience by making it more engaging on the whole.
    This mental health program will teach you about various treatments and therapies that are used to assist patients that are dealing withpsychosocial or psychological problems that include:
    • Substance use conditions
    • Developmental delays and disabilities
    • Medical illnesses
    • Sources of social stress like domestic violence, homelessness, poverty
    A critical part of understanding psychology is to understand what the sub-field abnormal psychology entails.
    The Abnormal Psychology module in this program introduces psychopathology and the constantly shifting views of mental illness. Therefore, you’ll learn about impairments in social processes and brain functions, and you’ll learn the implications of these impairments on peoples’ everyday lives. Therefore, through this program, you’ll learn details about:
    • Mood disorders
    • Disorders of childhood
    • Psychoses
    • Schizophrenia
    • Anxiety, sexuality,and eating disorders
    This is a complete training program that aims to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to become a professional mental health technician.The program also incorporates extensive multimedia material to help you learn through audio and visual means.

    Duration

    12 months

    Hours

    645

    Language

    English

    Prerequisites

    There are no specific prerequisites for this course.

    Outline

    Module 1: Healthcare Fundamentals
    • The History of Healthcare
    • Healthcare Etiquette
    • Professional Situations and Applications

    Module 2: Communication in Healthcare
    • Healthcare Teams
    • Team Success
    • Champions

    Module 3: Medical Documentation and Record Keeping: HIPAA
    • Use and Disclosure
    • Real Life Scenarios
    • HIPAA Laws, Policies, and Requirements

    Module 4: OSHA Infection Control Compliance
    • Introduction to Infection Control
    • Personal Protection
    • Protection of the Office Environment
    • Instruments, Specialized Equipment & Laboratory Specimens
    • Infectious Patients & Healthcare Workers
    • Waste Management Plan
    • Chemical Disinfection
    • Heat Sterilization
    • Exposure Control
    • General Safety Standards
    • Employee Training
    • OSHA'S Required Records

    Module 5: Medical Terminology
    • Word Structure
    • Prefix, Root Word, and Suffix
    • Organization of the Body
    • Diagnostic Testing and Radiology

    Module 6: Anatomy & Physiology
    • Anatomy and Physiology Basics
    • Musculoskeletal, Integumentary, and Respiratory Systems
    • Digestive, Reproductive, and Urinary Systems
    • Blood and the Cardiovascular System
    • Lymphatic, Immune, and Endocrine Systems
    • Nervous and Sensory Systems

    Module 7: Office Practice and Procedure
    • The Health Record
    • Reception and Daily Operations
    • Billing and Reimbursement
    • Health Insurance Basics
    • Claims
    • Accounts, Collections, and Banking

    Module 8: Mental Health Care
    • An Overview of Mental Health
    • Common Mental Health Disorders
    • Mental Health Treatments
    • Supporting Persons Living with Mental Illness

    Module 9: Psychological Development
    • Theories and Therapies
    • Complementary and Alternative Therapies
    • Problems of Childhood, Adolescence, Adulthood, and Late Adulthood
    • Cognitive Impairment

    Module 10: Disorders and Pharmacology
    • Psychotherapeutic Drug Therapy
    • Managing Anxiety
    • Illness and Hospitalization
    • Loss and Grief
    • Depression and Other Mood Disorders
    • Physical Problems and Psychological Sources
    • Eating and Sleeping Disorders
    • Dissociative Disorders
    • Anger and Aggression
    • Violence
    • Suicide
    • Substance-Related Disorders
    • Sexual Disorders
    • Personality Disorders
    • Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses
    • Chronic Mental Health Disorders

    Audience

    The intended audience for this program is individuals that are seeking to start a career as a Mental Health Technician.

    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.

    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.

    Required Materials

    All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements:

    Internet Connection
    • Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless)
    Hardware Requirements
    • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
    • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

    Software Requirements
    • Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher
    • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)

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