The Mental Health Support Professional program prepares students for a rewarding and in-demand career in mental health care. In this profession, mental health support professionals will assist licensed mental health professionals, such as psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners and therapists, in the comprehensive care of psychiatric patients.
The MedCerts Mental Health Support Professional program provides a solid foundation in mental health and mental health care, focusing on best practice skills to provide quality care to those served. Students will be skilled and prepared to play a vital role in improving client outcomes by supporting both the mental health team and the clients.
This program prepares students to become Mental Health Technician - Certified (MHTC) by the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA) and the Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) certification through the NHA. These combined certifications will prepare students to perform the processes and procedures in mental health care, pharmacology, medical office and patient care skills, including practice settings, and a broad understanding of psychological development, including mental health disorders.
The primary course in this program is H1-7013: Fundamentals of Mental Health Care, which lays a strong foundation to prepare graduates to care for individuals with mental or emotional conditions or disabilities. In addition to diving deep into the world of mental health, administrative and patient intake topics are covered. This highly interactive course immerses students into the world of a Mental Health Support Professional through virtual scenario-based learning exercises and brings three-dimensional clinical skills demonstrations right to the learner's desktop.
Because graduates will be working in a healthcare facility, it is imperative that he/she be able to speak and understand the language of medicine and have a fundamental understanding of basic human anatomy and physiology. As such, Hl-1014: Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology is included to lay this important foundation.
Similarly, healthcare facilities most often utilize electronic health records (EHR)and web-based software to document client care and for facility or practice management. Throughout healthcare, a strong emphasis is placed on client confidentiality, privacy, and security requirements surrounding records management. H1-1018- Electronic Health Records provides students with a working knowledge of practice management and EHR software, as well as a firm understanding of HIPAA and HITECH as it relates to privacy and security laws and measures.
Today's top job candidates not only need to be prepared to pass a certification exam but must also be equipped with soft skills and knowledge that allow for success on the job in any environment. This program contains training in professionalism designed with input from employers and professionals in the field of allied health. PS-1011: Professionalism in Allied Health equips students with essential soft skills that are in demand and expected by employers in a competitive job market.
Upon enrollment, students receive all necessary and required materials and courseware associated with the program, and they are not required to purchase additional components. Students are supported by highly skilled, trained, and certified Student Success Coaches throughout enrollment to assist with subject matter inquiries.
Payment for the MHTC and CEHRS exams is provided by MedCerts.