Belmont College

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 and teens
  • 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. 

Program Outcomes:

  1. Understand the history, current state, and nature of the mental health/human services professions.
  2. Become proficient in interviewing techniques and related casework and mental health/human services record-keeping.
  3. 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.
  4. To show proficiency in theory, content, and application of activity therapy, and its use in mental health and human services.
  5. 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.
  6. Understand group dynamics theory and to show proficiency in applying this theory, both in group leadership and group participation in actual practice.
  7. Understand the history, cultural interpretation, and diagnostic classification system of mental disorders and demonstrate basic capability of using the DSM-IV-TR.

Business Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.

Class Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00a.m. - 10:00p.m.
Saturday - Sunday

Contact Information

Belmont College
Main: 740.695.9500
Harrison County Center: 740.942.2222
Monroe County Center: 740.472.5468

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