2019-2020 CSN Catalog 
    Aug 12, 2020  
2019-2020 CSN Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applied Psychology: Mental Health Services, CA [APMHS-CT, 30 Total Credits]

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The Applied Psychology - Mental Health Services certificate program offers a broad foundation in direct service provision of mental health services and related community services such as services for persons or families dealing with mental illness, intellectual/developmental disabilities, and problems with substance abuse. The certificate program is interdisciplinary in nature and is designed to prepare students for careers in direct services in a variety of public, nonprofit, or private mental health or community service organizations. The program offers students opportunities for practical application of learning within an academic framework of respect for diversity, utilizing current ethical and community best practices standards. Career opportunities are projected to be above average for the foreseeable future.


  1. Demonstrate the fundamental knowledge, skills, and standards currently required for direct services in mental health and related community services.

  2. Analyze individual service goals, behaviors, strengths, needs, plan development, and intervention strategies related to current service models in mental health and related community services.

  3. Apply knowledge of current best practices and ethical standards in planning and implementation of individualized service plans with persons with mental health or related community services needs.

General Education Requirements (3 Credits)

Special Program Requirements (27 Credits)

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