Careers in the Mental Health Field

ADDICTIONS

  • All MHHS degree coursework satisfies educational requirements for certification as a drug and alcohol counselor in the State of Oregon (CADCI)
  • Learn evidence based practice, theories and treatment of addictions
  • Learn counseling skills for individuals and groups
  • Addiction counseling internships available with hours counted for certification
  • Careers working with drug, alcohol and gambling addicted clients
  • Transfer to university available through formal agreements
  • See www.accbo.com  for more information about certification

COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS

  • Internships available working with incarcerated youth, residential corrections environments, treatment programs, Restorative Justice programs and corrections mental health
  • Train with probation officers, mental health professionals and addictions counselors
  • Learn about the criminal justice process and systems
  • Learn counseling skills for individuals and groups
  • Learn counseling strategies specific to corrections environment including Motivational Interviewing
  • Transfer to universities available through formal agreements
  • Careers and internships in criminal justice, parole, probation and Restorative Justice

COUNSELING 

  • Learn basic and advanced counseling skills including cultural counseling and Motivational Interviewing
  • Learn theory and practice of group counseling including developing group curriculum
  • Learn ethical and professional practice skills
  • Internships available as addictions counselor, assisting school counselors elementary through college and career counseling
  • Transfer to universities available through formal agreements
  • Careers available as school counselor, mental health counselor, addictions counselor, child and family therapist

 GERONTOLOGY

  • Fastest growing population
  • Skilled professionals needed
  • Advocate with and for seniors for services needed
  • Facilitate groups for caregivers and seniors
  • Design and implement activities for seniors with dementia
  • Provide case management
  • Specialize in medical social work
  • Classes on aging
  • Internships available in a variety of settings
  • Transfer to universities available through formal agreements

MENTAL HEALTH

  • Learn diagnosis and treatment of clinical and personality disorders
  • Learn basic and advanced skills of counseling
  • Learn to facilitate and plan process and psycho-educational groups
  • Learn psychopharmacology
  • Work with children, youth, adults, and families
  • Intern in residential and outpatient settings
  • Transfer to universities available through formal agreements
  • Careers available in social work, counseling, and psychiatric technician
  • Behavioral Healthcare Specialist certificate available

SOCIAL WORK

  • Learn social work theory and practice
  • Learn case management skills
  • Training in basic and advanced individual and group counseling skills
  • Learn advocacy skills for work across the lifespan
  • Internships available with social issues such as abuse, homelessness, poverty, domestic violence, aging, etc.
  • Specialized transfer agreements designed to obtain BSW and MSW degree

YOUTH WORK

  • Special classes in youth development and risk assessment
  • Learn individual and group counseling skills needed to work with youth
  • Mentor and guide youth at risk
  • Internships available working with youth in schools, agencies, and community corrections
  • Facilitate groups for youth in a variety of settings
  • Specialized transfer agreements designed to obtain BS or BA degree working with children and  youth
  • Careers available with programs serving youth, schools, corrections, criminal justice
  • Youth Work certificate available
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