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    Mental Health, Social Service and Addiction Counseling Information Sessions

    We highly encourage students to attend an information session to learn more about the program, profession and application process. Information sessions are open to the public and prior registration is not required.

    Information Sessions are held at the Gresham Campus in the conference room within the Health Professions Division (formerly Allied Health), room 2761.

    Dates and times are listed below.

    • Oct. 4, Noon-1 p.m.
    • Nov. 1, Noon-1 p.m.
    • Dec. 6, Noon-1 p.m.
    • Jan. 17, Noon-1 p.m.
    • Feb. 7, Noon- 1 p.m.
    • March 1, Noon-1 p.m.
    • April 5, Noon-1 p.m.

    Meet the Program Faculty

    Kathleen Hannigan-McNamara | 503-491-7403 | Kathleen.Hannigan-McNamara@mhcc.edu

    Karen Anne Green | 503-491-7133 | Karen.Green@mhcc.edu

    Kathleen Hannigan-McNamara, M.S.

    Kathleen Hannigan-McNamara, M.S.

    Kathleen really enjoys connecting with students and watching them grow. She specializes in teaching courses on diagnosis and treatment along with interviewing skills and internship courses. She also has depth of experience working with the elderly and individuals with mental illness as an occupational therapist. Kathleen enjoys spending time in her garden while her cats are playing nearby. She also loves camping, barbeques, and cooking for her boys.

    Karen Anne Green, MSW, LSSW

    Karen Anne Green, MSW, LSSW

    Karen has worked in East County for 16 years as a social worker. She is thrilled to share her passion for Mental Health and Social Services with the students at MHCC. She believes that if given the right environment every student will thrive. Her students will become powerful contributors to society. She specializes in systems thinking and helping students learn a macro focus of practice. Empowerment, access and opportunity drive her teaching philosophy. When she is not teaching, she is hiking, gardening or generally enjoying life with her husband, dogs, family and community of friends.

    Contact Information

    The Academic Advising & Transfer Center

    The Academic Advising and Transfer Center (AATC) can help students plan out prerequisites in order to apply for the program.
    Advising.Questions@mhcc.edu | 503-491-7315

    Program specific questions may be directed to mhhs@mhcc.edu.

    Financial Aid

    Students may qualify for financial aid and are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. This application includes grants, loans, and work study. Information about financial aid, including instructions for completing the FAFSA, is posted on the MHCC Financial Aid webpage. Scholarships are also available.

    To avoid missing financial aid deadlines and opportunities, it is recommended that the FAFSA be completed on October 1 for the following academic year or at the time of program application. Financial aid inquiries may be directed to FinAid.Mail@mhcc.edu.

    Admissions, Registration, and Records

    The Mental Health, Social Service, and Addiction Counseling program is a restricted entry program. Admission of all students is centralized in the Admissions, Registration and Records office. Admission to the College does not guarantee admission to the program. The Admissions, Registration and Records office has the final authority on what constitutes equivalency for all admission criteria and has the sole authority to inform students of their admission status. If you have questions regarding admission procedures, please contact the Admissions Evaluator at lradmissions@mhcc.edu, or meet with her during open hours: mhcc.edu/LRQA.

    Disability Services

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA & ADAAA) and Rehabilitation Act Information

    Mt. Hood Community College does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admissions or access to its programs, services and activities. If you have a disability and need accommodations, auxiliary aides, or services, please contact Disability Services at 503-491-6923 or dso.web@mhcc.edu. Individuals are not required to disclose disability in the admissions process. Disability Services staff can provide assistance and guidance during the application process if you have any questions. Individuals with disabilities are required to meet the essential functions of the curriculum and program with reasonable accommodations.

    Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

    The College shall comply with all local, state and federal laws related to equal opportunity and affirmative action in its employment practices, services, programs and activities. The College is committed to providing an inclusive environment and equal opportunity to all persons and prohibits all forms of discrimination based on age, gender, race, color, religion, physical or mental disability, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran’s status, familial relationship, expunged juvenile record, or other status or characteristic protected by law, or association with individuals in such protected status or characteristic.

    Non-Discrimination

    The College promotes non‐discrimination by maintaining a respectful working and learning environment free of all forms of discrimination and harassment. It is against district policy for any manager, supervisor, faculty, staff or student to engage in discrimination of any member of the College community based on race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, marital status, disability or sexual orientation. The College shall comply with all local, state and federal laws with regard to nondiscrimination.

    Veteran Services

    If you are a veteran, member of the Reserves or National Guard and plan to take classes, you may be eligible for educational benefits through the Department of Veterans' Affairs or Oregon Department of Veteran Affairs. Benefits may also be available to eligible spouses and/or children of veterans.

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