Mental Health Worker Certificate and Associate in Arts Degree
The Mental Health Worker Certificate of Achievement and Associates in Arts Degree prepares the student to enter the workforce as a paraprofessional in Community-Based Mental Health Programs. Students will be trained in the Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery model of mental illness. Students will examine and explore what recovery means, how to create a recovery culture, how to make people with severe and persistent mental illness the focus of recovery, confidentiality issues, and the role of culture and/or ethnicity in the recovery model. Further students will examine the four components of Psychosocial Rehabilitation: hope, empowerment, self-responsibility and establishing a meaningful role in life.