ED-CSC-105 Mental Health Technician Associate

Price: 
$2,330.00
Category: 
Counseling & Coaching
Combined Hours: 
409
Course Type: 
Mentor Supported
Bundled Courses:
Mental Health Technician
Direct Support Professional
HIV & AIDS for Healthcare Professionals
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This Mental Health Technician Associate program provides a solid background in mental health so you can work comfortably with clients who exhibit both effective and maladaptive behaviors. This comprehensive course focuses on Mental Health, Direct Support Professional training and HIV & AIDS for Healthcare Providers. 

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. 

Prerequisite(s): None

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.

Prerequisite(s): None

HIV & AIDS for Healthcare Professionals

HIV is the human immunodeficiency virus. It is the virus that can lead to acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or AIDS. AIDS stands for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. This course will help you as a healthcare professional understand HIV/AIDS better as well as the OSHA Guidelines.

** Course Subject to Change.

Mental Health Technician

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recall the history and current trends of mental healthcare
  • Name the characteristics of common psychiatric disorders
  • Define human behavior and different elements affecting it
  • Identify methods for assisting those suffering from loss of life
  • Recognize legalities related to the mental health office 

Direct Support Professional

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the role of the direct support professional
  • List methods for providing care to support clients’ physical and mental health
  • Recall the methods for empowering clients and providing the care they prefer
  • Recognize consumer rights and responsibilities in health care
  • Identify the importance of supporting community inclusion 

HIV & AIDS for Healthcare Professionals

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define the HIV Life Cycle
  • Distinguish between different populations and the prevalence of HIV
  • Select the facts about AIDS and drug abuse
  • Identify the issues related to pregnancy and HIV
  • Identify ways to prevent HIV transmission

Mental Health Technician

Mental Health Technician Module 1
Mental Health Care: Past and Present
   

  • The History of Mental Health Care
  • Early Years
  • 19th Century United States
  • 20th and 21st Centuries
  • Current Mental Health Care Systems
  • Care Settings
  • Delivery of Community Mental Health Services
  • Client Populations
  • Ethical and Legal Issues
  • Sociocultural Theories
  • Psychotherapies

Mental Health Technician Module 2  
Theories and Therapies

  • Influences of Culture
  • Cultural Assessment
  • Historical Theories
  • Developmental Theories and Therapies
  • Behavioral Theories and Therapies
  • Humanistic Theories and Therapies
  • Cognitive Theories and Therapies
  • Body-Based CAM Therapies
  • Energy-Based CAM Therapies

Mental Health Technician Module 3
Principles and Skills of Mental Health Care  

  • Psychotherapeutic Drug Therapy
  • Classification of Psychotherapeutic Drugs
  • Client Care Guidelines
  • Skills for Mental Health Care
  • Principles and Practices for Caregivers
  • Mental Health Assessment Skills
  • Mental Health Treatment Plan
  • The Health History
  • Mental Status Assessment

Mental Health Technician Module 4
Therapeutic Environment   

  • Theories and Characteristics of Communication
  • Levels of Communication
  • Dynamics of the Therapeutic Relationship
  • Characteristics of the Therapeutic Relationship
  • Roles of the Caregiver
  • Problems Encountered in the Therapeutic Relationship
  • Use of Inpatient Setting
  • Goals of the Therapeutic Environment
  • The Therapeutic Environment and Client Needs

Mental Health Technician Module 5
Childhood to Adulthood  

  • Normal Childhood Development
  • Environmental Problems
  • Emotional Problems
  • Behavioral Problems
  • Mental Health Problems of Adolescence
  • Therapeutic Interventions
  • Adult Growth and Development
  • Mental Health Problems of Adults

Mental Health Technician Module 6
Cognitive Impairment and Managing Anxiety

  • Overview of Aging
  • Common Problems of Older Adults
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Dementia
  • Types of Anxiety
  • Stages of Dying
  • Hospice Care

Mental Health Technician Module 7  
Illnesses and Depression

  • The Nature of Illness
  • The Hospitalization Experience
  • Loss and Grief
  • The Dying Process
  • Theories Relating to Emotions and Their Disorders
  • Emotions Throughout the Life Cycle
  • Mood Disorders

Mental Health Technician Module 8  
Physical and Dissociative Issues

  • Role of Emotions in Health
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Somatic Symptom Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Sleep-Wake Disorders
  • Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation Within the Community
  • Continuum of Self-Concept Responses
  • Self-Concept Throughout the Life Cycle

Mental Health Technician Module 9  
Anger, Outward and Inward Focused Emotions

  • Theories of Anger and Aggression
  • The Cycle of Assault
  • Anger-Control Disorders
  • Social Factors and Violence
  • Mental Health Disorders Relating to Violence
  • Impact of Suicide on Society
  • Dynamics and Theories of Suicide
  • Suicide Throughout the Life Cycle

Mental Health Technician Module 10  
Substance, Sexual, and Personality Disorders

  • Role of Chemicals in Society
  • Categories of Abused Substances
  • Characteristics of Substance Use and Abuse
  • Sexuality Throughout the Life Cycle
  • Modes of Sexual Expression
  • Psychosexual Disorders
  • Personality Throughout the Life Cycle
  • Theories Relating to Personality Disorders

Mental Health Technician Module 11  
Schizophrenia and Chronic Mental Health Disorders

  • Psychoses Throughout the Life Cycle
  • Theories Relating to Psychoses
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Public Policy and Mental Health
  • Experience of Chronic Mental Illness
  • Special Populations
  • Challenges for the Future
  • Change and Mental Health Clients

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Direct Support Professional

Direct Support Professional Module 1
Intro to Direct Support

  • The Role of the DSP
  • Self-Care and Personal Care (Personal Hygiene)
  • Community Health Care

Direct Support Professional Module 2 
Ethics and Consumer Rights

  • Consumer Rights & Responsibilities in Health Care
  • Ethical & Legal Issues Affecting the DSP
  • Basic Medical Terminology & Body Organization

Direct Support Professional Module 3
Communication & Documentation

  • Classification of Disease
  • Communication Skills for the Health Care Professional
  • Observation, Reporting, & Documentation

Direct Support Professional Module 4
Meeting Client Needs

  • Meeting Basic Human Needs
  • Comfort, Pain, Rest, & Sleep
  • Developing Cultural Sensitivity

Direct Support Professional Module 5
Health & Job Safety

  • Understanding Infections
  • Infection Control
  • Environmental & Job Safety

Direct Support Professional Module 6
Client Movement & Safety

  • Client Safety & Positioning
  • The Client’s Mobility & Transfer Skills
  • The Client’s Mobility & Ambulation

Direct Support Professional Module 7
Supporting Mental and Physical Health

  • Nutritional Needs & Diet Modifications
  • Taking Vital Signs
  • Caring for Clients with Emotional Illnesses

Direct Support Professional Module 8 
End-of-Life Care

  • Death & Dying Care
  • Caring for Clients who are Terminally Ill
  • Caring for Clients with Alzheimer’s Disease

Direct Support Professional Module 9 
Caring for Special Populations

  • Care of the Elderly & Chronically Ill
  • Caring for the Clients with Cancer
  • Alternative, Complementary, & Integrative Approaches

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

All course materials included.

Mental Health Technician

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).

HIV & AIDS for Healthcare Professionals

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Career has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Career has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Career is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit www.iacet.org.

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Career has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Career has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Career is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit iacet.org.

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

 

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

While our courses are accessible through multiple mobile learning platforms, some courses may include a CD or DVD with the Textbook, so you may need access to a computer with CD-ROM or DVD Drive.

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player
  • Courses that include a CD-ROM or DVD may require an external drive and Parallels software to view.