Mental Health Technology (MHT)
View the required classes for the Mental Health - day program.
The Mental Health Technology degree is a challenging and specialized associate
degree program that will train you to become a human service worker under the
supervision of other professionals in a wide variety of community settings to include:
- Community mental health centers
- Substance abuse centers
- Treatment centers (inpatient and outpatient) for emotionally disturbed children
- Senior citizen programs
- Case Management
- . . . and as advocates for these types of services
As you charge through this program, you will gain valuable skills in
- Group dynamics
- Activity therapy
- Interpersonal communication
- Social work/Case management
. . . and, just as importantly, you will note that in the Mental Health Technology Associate degree , there is a strong
emphasis on the characteristics of an effective helper: self-harmony, genuineness,
empathy, acceptance, and responsiveness. An Associate of Applied Science in
Mental Health Technology will launch you into the fulfilling field
of human service work!
You may also elect to go on and major in Social Work through our 2 + 2 articulation
agreements with other local colleges.
- Understand the history, current state, and nature of the mental health/human services
- Become proficient in interviewing techniques and related casework and mental health/human
- Have in-depth knowledge of personality theory and the counseling theory and techniques
that evolve from that personality theory, and to show proficiency in putting these
techniques into practice.
- To show proficiency in theory, content, and application of activity therapy, and
its use in mental health and human services.
- Understand the techniques of counseling diverse populations and the issues of diversity
as they apply to working in the mental health and human services field.
- Understand group dynamics theory and to show proficiency in applying this theory,
both in group leadership and group participation in actual practice.
- Understand the history, cultural interpretation, and diagnostic classification system
of mental disorders and demonstrate basic capability of using the DSM-IV-TR.