LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this program, students will be proficient in: • The current understanding of psychopathology • Functional behavior of the brain • Neuroscience and genetics • The classification of psychological disorders • Normal and abnormal childhood development • Hyperactivity and autism • Mood disorders • Stress and trauma • Obsession, compulsion, and anxiety • Addictive disorders • Schizophrenia and personality disorders • Mental health treatment and support • Legal and ethical issues in mental health DESCRIPTION: This program is created for people who want to learn about psychology and mental health in order to become a professional mental health technician. The program includes various interactive elements to enhance the learning experience by making it more engaging on the whole. This mental health program will teach you about various treatments and therapies that are used to assist patients that are dealing withpsychosocial or psychological problems that include: • Substance use conditions • Developmental delays and disabilities • Medical illnesses • Sources of social stress like domestic violence, homelessness, poverty A critical part of understanding psychology is to understand what the sub-field abnormal psychology entails. The Abnormal Psychology module in this program introduces psychopathology and the constantly shifting views of mental illness. Therefore, you’ll learn about impairments in social processes and brain functions, and you’ll learn the implications of these impairments on peoples’ everyday lives. Therefore, through this program, you’ll learn details about: • Mood disorders • Disorders of childhood • Psychoses • Schizophrenia • Anxiety, sexuality,and eating disorders This is a complete training program that aims to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to become a professional mental health technician.The program also incorporates extensive multimedia material to help you learn through audio and visual means. CERTIFICATION: Upon successful completion of our Certified 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.