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Catalog 2015-16 
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Psychiatric Rehabilitation Certificate

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Selective Admissions Program

Semester Sequence

This is a suggested schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits.

Program Requirements and Electives - 24 Credits

Total Credits Required for Program: 24*

*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed college coursework at other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101  in the first semester at CCBC. This is a 1-credit class, and it does not count towards the number of credits required for a degree or certificate. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) for this requirement to be waived.

Program Description

CCBC’s Mental Health Program offers a certificate of study for individuals wishing to increase their knowledge in the area of Psychiatric Rehabilitation. Certificate courses are offered for academic credit and may be applied to the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree program in Mental Health. The 24 credit certificate is designed to meet the demand for qualified staff in the area of psychiatric rehabilitation and enhance the knowledge and skills of individuals already working in the field. As part of the program, students will complete two semesters of fieldwork at a community service agency that provides services to clients with chronic mental illness.

School of Health Professions Policies

Students in the School of Health Professions are expected to conduct themselves according to an honor code; exhibit professional behavior; communicate effectively in English; provide proof of health insurance, immunizations, and a tuberculosis (TB) test; and submit to a criminal background check and random drug testing. Students are expected to pay the costs associated with these requirements.


Admission to the Psychiatric Rehabilitation certificate program is a separate process from admission to the College. Admission to the School of Health Professions programs is competitive and selective. 

Effective January 5, 2015, applications for all School of Health Professions programs, except Dental Hygiene and Physician Assistant, are processed in a new Central Application Service called CCBC CAS. The link to the CAS and the application instructions are located in the program admissions packet at the School of Health Professions website. You will need a CCBC student ID number and a CCBC student account password to complete the application. If you have questions about the CCBC CAS process, contact the School of Health Professions Admissions Office at (443) 840-1989 or read the FAQ selections at the bottom of each page inside the CAS application.

 Admission is based on the criteria below. Students must be admitted to CCBC prior to being considered for the program. Once enrolled at CCBC, you may apply to the certificate program by taking the following steps:

  1. enroll and complete MNTH 130  with a grade of “C” or better;
  2. during the semester of MNTH 130 , go to the Mental Health Program admission packet at;
  3. complete the online application using your CCBC student ID number and pay the $50 application fee;
  4. upload additional admissions  information, 2 professional reference letters and a one page essay directly to the CAS;
  5. schedule an interview with the Mental Health Program Director after receiving correspondence from the SHP Admissions Office to do so; and contact Ms. Luba Lebed for program advisement and general School of Health Professions questions at 443-840-1593. 

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

1.     recognize and demonstrate the impact of stigma in mental illness treatment;

2.     participate in the daily oversight and evaluation of mental health consumers as part of a multi-disciplinary team;

3.     manage crisis situations, including assessment and determining the most appropriate level of intervention for each client;

4.     assess, refer and implement appropriate intervention/rehabilitation methods;

5.     demonstrate verbal and written skills in communicating clinical issues, treatment plans, strength assessments and progress notes;

6.     identify the therapeutic method and lead psychosocial skills groups; and

7.     analyze and demonstrate core ethical and professional standards and behaviors in providing psychiatric rehabilitation services. 


The Mental Health associate degree and the Psychiatric Rehabiliation certificate at CCBC are accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Services Education (CSHSE).

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