Mental Health Technician with Pediatric & Geriatric Specialization

Mental Health Technician with Pediatric & Geriatric Specialization

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$2,295.00
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After completing this course, students will be able to: • Comprehend the history and current trends of mental healthcare • Identify the characteristics of common psychiatric disorders • Comprehend legalities related to the mental health office • Define human behavior and different elements affecting it • Identify methods for assisting those suffering from loss of life DESCRIPTION: This Mental Health Technician course provides a solid background in mental health so you can work comfortably with clients who exhibit both effective and maladaptive behaviors. Nurses, case managers, psychiatric technicians, direct care providers, and other health care professionals will increase their awareness and understanding of a holistic view of mental health care with this comprehensive online training program. A variety of therapies and treatments are explored to assist in dealing with psychological or psychosocial problems, such as substance use conditions, medical illnesses, developmental delays and disabilities, and social stressors such as poverty, domestic violence, and homelessness. This program includes a pediatric and geriatric specialization that will give students an advantage when pursuing employment working with mental illness in children and the elderly. After completing this course, you should be able to: • Comprehend the history and current trends of mental healthcare • Identify the characteristics of common psychiatric disorders • Comprehend legalities related to the mental health office • Define human behavior and different elements affecting it • Identify methods for assisting those suffering from loss of life CERTIFICATION: Upon successful completion of our Mental Health Technician course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position in a mental health setting and will be prepared to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Mental Health Technician (CMHT). Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.
INFORMATION
Specialize In Pediatric And Geriatric Healthcare As A Mental Health Technician
HOURS
240
DURATION (time given)
12 months
AVERAGE COMPLETION TIME
6 Months
SYLLABUS
Module 1: Healthcare Fundamentals • The History of Healthcare • Healthcare Etiquette • Professional Situations and Applications Module 2: Communication in Healthcare • Healthcare Teams • Team Success • Champions Module 3: Medical Documentation and Record Keeping: HIPAA • Use and Disclosure • Real Life Scenarios • HIPAA Laws, Policies, and Requirements Module 4: OSHA Infection Control Compliance • Introduction to Infection Control • Personal Protection • Protection of the Office Environment • Instruments, Specialized Equipment & Laboratory Specimens • Infectious Patients & Healthcare Workers • Waste Management Plan • Chemical Disinfection • Heat Sterilization • Exposure Control • General Safety Standards • Employee Training • OSHA'S Required Records Module 5: Medical Terminology • Word Structure • Prefix, Root Word, and Suffix • Organization of the Body • Diagnostic Testing and Radiology Module 6: Anatomy & Physiology • Anatomy and Physiology Basics • Musculoskeletal, Integumentary, and Respiratory Systems • Digestive, Reproductive, and Urinary Systems • Blood and the Cardiovascular System • Lymphatic, Immune, and Endocrine Systems • Nervous and Sensory Systems Module 7: Office Practice and Procedure • The Health Record • Reception and Daily Operations • Billing and Reimbursement • Health Insurance Basics • Claims • Accounts, Collections, and Banking Module 8: Mental Health Care • An Overview of Mental Health • Common Mental Health Disorders • Mental Health Treatments • Supporting Persons Living with Mental Illness Module 9: Psychological Development • Theories and Therapies • Complementary and Alternative Therapies • Problems of Childhood, Adolescence, Adulthood, and Late Adulthood • Cognitive Impairment Module 10: Disorders and Pharmacology • Psychotherapeutic Drug Therapy • Managing Anxiety • Illness and Hospitalization • Loss and Grief • Depression and Other Mood Disorders • Physical Problems and Psychological Sources • Eating and Sleeping Disorders • Dissociative Disorders • Anger and Aggression • Violence • Suicide • Substance-Related Disorders • Sexual Disorders • Personality Disorders • Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses • Chronic Mental Health Disorders Module 11 - Pediatrics • Common Conditions in the Pediatric Population • Communicating with Pediatric Patients and Parents • Age-Related Development Module 12 - Geriatrics • Overview of Aging • Basic Skills for Geriatric Caregivers • Communicating with the Older Adult • Meeting Safety Needs of the Older Adult • Roles and Relationships
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