Why get the Mental Health Certificate?
This two course, five credit hour program can be completed in a single semester and will help people working or wanting to work in social services organizations to learn basic skills such as de-escalation techniques, therapeutic communication, and mandated reporting. Students enrolling in these courses will earn a certificate in Mental Health First Aid and also gain basic knowledge about mental health, substance abuse, developmental issues and other related topics.
At Parkland, you'll have the advantage of small class sizes, taught by master faculty—never teaching assistants. Your success is our priority.
Join us for an information webinar
We invite you to attend a free informational Zoom webinar on July 13 at 3:30 p.m. During this presentation, Julie P. Birky, MA, MSW will explain the program and answer your questions. We will also cover general information about Parkland, how to apply, and financial aid. Register for this webinar here.
Mental Health First Aid (SOC 111): Develop skills to provide initial help to someone developing a mental health or substance abuse problem or crisis. Gain knowledge about local community resources supporting unmet social service needs. Nationally recognized Mental Health First Aid certification issued upon successful completion.
Mental Health and Social Service (SOC 113): Develop skills to support those seeking help for mental illness, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse issues. Prepares students to gain entry-level positions in mental health and social service agencies.