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Mental Health Certificate Program

Mental Health Certificate

OVERVIEW

The Mental Health certificate prepares Human Service or other helping professionals for entry-level work in the behavioral health field.  Graduates of this program will be trained to offer the following entry-level supervised mental health services:  Individual and group counseling; assessment; case planning; client services support; documentation; and community service outreach and referrals for individuals and families.  

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JOB GROWTH & WAGES

Labor Stats: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of mental health counselors is projected to grow 23 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. The average salary for ranges from approximately $43,270 per year in Massachusetts.

POTENTIAL JOB TITLES
  • Client Support Worker
  • Case-worker
  • Community based recovery facilitator
  • Direct care specialist working with children and adolescents
  • Direct-care support/recovery specialist
  • Program assistant
  • Family support worker
  • Entry-level case worker
  • Addiction recovery support worker
  • Direct care staff
LOCAL EMPLOYERS
  • Brien Center - Women’s Recovery Home, Adult Day Health program
  • Berkshire Children and Families
  • Berkshire County ARC
  • Service Net
  • Construct
  • Louison House
  • Clinical Stabilization Services
  • Clean Slate
  • Group homes.
  • United Cerebral Palsy

 

  • Full Time Schedule
    SEMESTER 1
    Group Work & Professional Development
    Intro to Psychology
    Human Service Methods
    English Composition I
    Introduction to Mental Health Counseling

    SEMESTER 2
    Interviewing & Counsleing
    Field Work Practicum I & Seminar I
    Human Growth and Development
    Abnormal Psychology
Human Services Certificate
Talented faculty who work in the field, know what students will encounter in the profession, and send them out with the skills necessary to do the work.