This program is designed to prepare individuals for employment in entry-level positions in public and private mental health agencies. Instruction is designed to allow for continuation in two-and four-year programs in the areas of mental health and human services.
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:
Demonstrate an understanding of terminology used in the mental health field;
Analyze the interaction of social policies on client systems, workers and agencies;
Develop an understanding of the current issues in the field of mental health;
Describe and evaluate the ways in which data are collected and applied in the field of mental health
Demonstrate knowledge about formal and informal assessment practices that reflect both the needs and strengths of mentally ill people.
Develop critical-thinking skills within the context of needs and services for the mentally ill population; and
Demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills necessary to work in mental health settings.