Behavioral Health Technician
A behavioral health technician assists in providing services for clients struggling with substance abuse issues and/or mental health issues. Technicians assist in ensuring that services are provided and helping clients with daily living skills, interpersonal skills, or family support needs.
- Demonstrate effective mental health and crisis interviewing skills, such as reflective listening skills, attending behaviors, questioning skills, focusing skills, and influencing or confrontational skills.
- Identify, comprehend, and synthesize social science academic research from original sources and demonstrate this capacity through written and oral works.
- Deliver oral presentations and compose written compositions about issues of concern in their community in terms of identification, cause, prevention, remediation, and stabilization.
- Apply knowledge of key theories and techniques in practicum and coursework.
- Articulate a basic understanding of mental illnesses and substance use disorders through written works and oral presentations.
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The courses in this program may be used toward an Associate of Arts degree in chemical dependency counseling or human services for those students who wish to continue beyond a certificate.
Behavioral Health Technician: Fall Semester
|Intro to American Indian Studies
|Crisis Counseling and Interviewing
|Principles of Counseling & Group Theory
|Fundamentals of Substance Abuse & Addiction
Behavioral Health Technician: Spring Semester