The Mental Health Program is designed to meet the needs of the community's health care delivery system. The program prepares and trains middle level workers to serve as part of an interdisciplinary team. The 'generalist' model is employed as the basis of training mental health/human service workers to respond to the direct needs of the clients and to the systems that treat them. In addition to a curriculum that presents history, models of treatment, diagnosis, assessment, treatment planning and crisis intervention, there is an emphasis on the student’s own awareness of his/her values, attitudes and growth. As a caregiver, the potential mental health worker needs to be aware of his or her development as a total person in order to view the client as a whole person and respond appropriately to the client's needs.
Graduates of the CCBC Mental Health Program are prepared to provide comprehensive services in varied facilities to maintain an integrated continuity of care. Some examples of disciplines with whom mental health workers interact are:
The CCBC Mental Health program is accredited by the Council for Standard in Human Services Education (CSHSE). Graduates of the program are immediately eligible to sit for the national certification of the Human Service-Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP). Students that graduate from a program that is not accredited must work for three years before they are eligible to sit for the exam.
The Mental Health program is a part of the School of Health Professions (SHP). Admission to the program is facilitated through the SHP Admission's Office and is selective in nature. The information contained in the links to the left will help you prepare for application and entry in the CCBC Mental Health program
Thank you for choosing the CCBC Mental Health Program!
Susan Landry, M.S.W., HS-BCP
CCBC Mental Health Program Director