Mental health technicians, also often referred to as psychiatric technicians, are entry-level mental health workers who care for patients with mental illness or developmental disabilities. These technicians play an important role in outpatient and inpatient clinics.
This Mental Health Technician Certification course will take you from no experience to being qualified for an entry-level mental health technician position. The course, which includes medical terminology, focuses on objectives that include the role and responsibilities of the technician, as well as important need-to-know processes and procedures, and how to identify and approach patients with common psychosocial needs. Real-world scenario assignments provide you opportunities to receive direct feedback from your instructor, so you can be ready to deliver proper assistance and tools when providing support and interventions for patients with mental health disorders.
Upon completion of the certified mental health technician training course, you will be prepared to sit for the Mental Health Technician Certification (MHTC) exam offered by the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA). Enrollment fees include a voucher for the MHTC exam. As a bonus, within this Mental Health Technician course, you will be able to apply to attend a Red Cross workshop to obtain your CPR/BLS certification.
DISCLAIMER: This online mental health technician certification course does not meet state requirements for students intending to work in AR, CA, CO, and KS. Ensure that the Mental Health Technician course meets your state's requirements.