Psychiatric RehabilitationCertificate

Dear Prospective Psychiatric Rehabilitation Certificate Student:

The need for more people in the mental health care workforce, as well as the need to professionalize those already in the field, prompted CCBC to develop a certificate in Psychiatric Rehabilitation. In 2009 CCBC's School of Health Professions was awarded a federal President's Community Based-Job Training Grant. As one of the six programs targeted, the Mental Health department developed a 24-credit hour curriculum in response to the growing need for psychiatric rehabilitation services.

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Certificate completers are prepared to provide comprehensive services, in varied facilities, to maintain an integrated continuity of care. Some examples of service delivery agencies that practice may occur:

  • Day Hospital
  • Psychiatric Rehabilitation Centers
  • Residential Programs
  • Alternative Court Systems
  • Job Coaching Centers

The Psychiatric Rehabilitation Certificate Program is a general admission program. There are no prerequisites. Students should register for MTNH130 Introduction to Principle of Psychiatric REhabilitation according to the directions in the CCBC catalog and may wish to speak with an academic advisor for additional clarification.

Certificate completers are also eligible to sit for the nations CRC (Certified Rehabilitation counselor) credential that is provided by the United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (USPRA).

Thank you for your interest in the CCBC, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Certificate.

Susan Landry, M.S.W., HS-BCP
CCBC Mental Health Program Director

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