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Psychiatric Rehabilitation Certificate

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This is a selective admissions program.

Total Credits Required for Certificate: 24*

*A new college orientation requirement, completion of the one-credit ACDV 101  course, Transitioning to College, went into effect spring 2010. If you are a credit student who is new to college (meaning you have not successfully completed college coursework at another institution(s)), you are required to take ACDV 101  during your first semester at CCBC, thereby increasing the number of credits required for the certificate to 25 credits. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) in order for this requirement to be waived.

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.

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 an 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.

Admission to the certificate program is a separate process from admission to the College. Admission to the School of Health Professions programs is competitive and selective and 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. 1. enroll and complete MNTH 130  with a grade of “C” or better;
  2. during the semester of MNTH 130 , using the CCBC student ID number, log into the student SIMON account and select the Student Services tab to locate the application for the Certificate in Psychiatric Rehabilitation;
  3. complete the online application and pay the $20 application fee;
  4. submit additional information to the Admissions office;
  5. schedule an interview with the Mental Health Program Director after receiving correspondence from the Office of Selective Admissions to do so; and 
  6. contact Mr. Charlie Martino for program advisement and general School of Health Professions questions at 443-840-1037.

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 and immunizations, and are asked to submit to a criminal background check and may be asked to undergo random urine drug testing.

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