Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician
A 30-credit certificate for anyone interested in a career in mental health services, including being a counselor, therapist, case manager, clinical psychologist, or associated forms of nursing and medical care. Though the certification will not necessarily be accepted in other states (there are certain jobs outside of Maine that will recognize the training), the courses give students a grounding in basic clinical skills for entry-level jobs and preparation for graduate school in related fields. If students are interested in working with children, adolescents, and families, they should take Lifespan (I & II) or similar developmental psychology courses and choose child/adolescent-centered electives or internships. Completion of this certificate allows students to apply to the University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service for the MHRT/C Certification.