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14 Weeks

Certificate Length

Mental Health Technician Certified (AMCA)

Available Industry Certifications

What Does It Mean To Earn Your Industry Certification As a Mental Health Support Specialist

The Mental Health Support Specialist program prepares students for a rewarding and in-demand career in mental health care. In this profession, mental health support specialists assist licensed mental health professionals, such as psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners and therapists, in the comprehensive care of psychiatric patients.

Upon completion of this program, students can sit for the Mental Health Technician Certified (MHTC) exam by the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA). Students who earn the AMCA designation have demonstrated the knowledge of 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.

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT SPECIALIST OUTCOMES

This industry certification ensures individuals can:

  • Distinguish intake, crisis care, inpatient care, and discharge duties.
  • Recognize psychology and substance use terminology and apply that knowledge where applicable to psychiatric team communication.
  • Demonstrate skills in observation, communication, interpersonal needs and working well under stress.
  • Maintain client confidentiality and adhere to HIPAA and HITECH privacy and security laws.
  • Demonstrate understanding of Electronic Health Record (EHR functionality and documentation.

OVERVIEW OF THE ISSUING AUTHORITY

The American Medical Certification Association (AMCA) is nationally approved and recognized as a certification organization in all 50 states. 

Select The Right Training Certificate For Your Goals

Mental Health Support Specialist

The Mental Health Support Specialist program prepares students for a rewarding career assisting licensed mental health professionals, such as psychiatrists or psychiatric nurse practitioners. 

MEET YOUR WORKFORCE TRAINING SPECIALIST!

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Amanda Lynn is your Workforce Training Specialist. She is here to help you understand your certificate of study, payment options and succeed! Get in touch with Amanda to learn more about your certificate, AdventHealth University and how to achieve your workforce development goals!

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT

All courses and certification examinations are prepared and offered in English only. Special accommodations requesting translation services are not available for course participation or examination. Oral and written English proficiency is a requirement for course participation.

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