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Behavioral Health Career Exploration Certificate

  • A Career with Impact
  • On-The-Job Training
  • Free, 4-Hour Certificate
"I've found my tribe and love this field - thank you!"

Grow A Career

Employment in mental health is projected
to grow much faster than average

Impact Adults

1 in 5 adults experiences mental
illness in a given year

Inspire Children

21% of youth 13 to 18 is experiencing
severe mental health disorders

How It Works Start Training

1

Complete course online, gaining insights on the best career path in behavioral health with expected salaries.

2

Print and download a career certificate.

3

Search jobs, interview, and take your next educational step.

Earn $15 - $35 / hour with on-the-job
training as an entry-level tech

“I feel like I’ve been preparing for a career in Mental Health . . . . From a young age I can remember being a good listener and was encouraged to become a peer mediator. From there I discovered I had a passion for helping others and decided to pursue a degree in psychology.”

Shatavia C.

Behavioral Health Aide, Simply Health

“I started my career more than 25 years ago. Although my degree was in psychology I really didn't find my passion for the Behavior Health field until I started working with kids. I was astonished to see how many kids are dealing with significant emotional pain and hopelessness . . .”

Felicia S.

Behavioral Health Aide, Simply Health

Behavioral Health Techs Serve & Assist ...

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Children & Adolescents
Population
Children & Adolescents
Why?
Why?

There are a number of reasons children and adolescents may be in need of mental health services; familial difficulties or adjustments, recovering from traumatic events, being a victim of bullying or coping with signs of mental illness that are just beginning to surface.

BHTs Support
BHTs Support
  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
  • MentaI Health Social Worker
  • Psychologist
  • School Psychologist
Couples & Families
Couples & Families
Why?

It's not uncommon for dynamics in relationships to shift in ways that can greatly impact people's mental well-being. Whether disruption has been caused by a death, a divorce, an illness, substance use, abuse or distrust. Mental health professionals can help couples and families navigate their way back to normalcy.

BHTs Support
  • Marriage & Family Therapist
  • Mental Health Social Worker
Incarcerated Populations
Incarcerated Populations
Why?

Nearly 15% of men and 30% of women booked into jails have a serious mental health condition, yet at least 83% of inmates with mental Illness do not have access to necessary treatment. There is a great need for mental health professionals who can work with those incarcerated in our nation’s jails and prisons.

BHTs Support
  • Psychologist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
  • MentaI Health Social Worker
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
People with a Substance
Use Disorder
People with a Substance Use Disorder
Why?

Nearly 20 million people (aged 12 and older) battled a substance use disorder in 2017. ln many cases, substance use disorders and mental health problem is occur together, as substance use or misuse can cause people to experience symptoms of mental illness. Mental health problems can also, at times, lead to alcohol misuse or drug use.

BHTs Support
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • MentaI Health Counselor
  • MentaI Health Social Worker
  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychologist
People with Serious
Mental Illness
People with Serious Mental Illness
Why?

Serious mental illness is defined as a mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder that results in serious functional impairment. This can include schizophrenia, schlzoaffective disorder, and severe bipolar disorder. About half of the more than 8 million American adults living with serious mental illness remain untreated, putting them at high risk for things like homelessness, incarceration, suicide, and familial violence.

BHTs Support
  • Substance Abuse Psychiatrist
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
  • MentaI Health Counselor

Behavioral Health Career Exploration Program

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Behavioral Health Career Exploration Training Program

Introduction: Behavior Health & Behavioral Health Technician

  • Behavioral Health
  • Behavioral Health Facilities and Mental Disorders
  • Behavioral Health Technician
  • Transitioning to a Behavioral Health Technician
  • Behavioral Health Technicians serving in Special Populations
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Behavioral Health Career Exploration Training Program

Ethical and Professional Responsibilities

  • Professional Conduct
  • Effective Communication & Collaboration
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Conflict Resolution
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Behavioral Health Career Exploration Training Program

Maintaining Client and Personal Safety

  • First Aid & CPR
  • Universal Precautions including Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Emergency Preparedness & Disaster Planning
  • Staff Safety & Client Safety
  • Mandated Reporting
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Behavioral Observations
  • Aggression and Control Techniques
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Behavioral Health Career Exploration Training Program

Documentation and Patient Confidentiality

  • Best Practices
  • HIPAA, Federal, State, and Local Regulations
  • Patient's Rights
  • Patient Confidentiality
  • Release of Information/Informed Consent
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Behavioral Health Career Exploration Training Program

Exploring Careers in Behavioral Health

  • The Need for Behavioral Health Technicians in the US
  • Key Personality Traits for Behavioral Health Workers
  • Career Options Based on Education Level
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