The Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician Community Certification (MHRT/C) is an important certification for anyone who wishes to work in the mental health field. In the state of Maine, individuals planning to provide community support services in positions funded by the Department of Health and Human Services and MaineCare (formerly Medicaid) must meet specific knowledge competencies offered through the certification. The MHRT/C certification program is competency based, enabling those with a variety of backgrounds who have appropriate education, work experience and training to earn certification.
Once students complete the required coursework, they apply through the Office of Adult Mental Health Services at the Department of Health and Human Services. The application as well as the guidelines for certification can be found here.
The following Nine courses map to the MHRT/C certificate required competencies.
|MHRT/C Certificate Competency Based Domains and Course Mapping|
|Domain 1: Behavioral, Psychological, Rehabilitation Intervention Models||PSY 205: Lifespan Development SWK PSY 235: Abnormal Psychology SWK 381: Crisis Intervention PSY 382: Substance Abuse Counseling SWK 309: Case Management|
|Domain 2: Community Integration and Inclusion||PSY 374: Vocational Aspects of Disability PSY 382: Substance Abuse Counseling SWK 309: Case Management|
|Domain 3: Ethics and Professional Conduct||SWK 202: Ethics for the Helping Profession|
|Domain 4: Trauma and Resiliency||SWK 381: Crisis Intervention|
|Domain 5: Policy Knowledge||SWK 300: Social Welfare and Policy Issues|
|Domain 6: Mind-Body Connection||PSY 235: Abnormal Psychology PSY 374: Vocational Aspects of Disability PSY 382: Substance Abuse Counseling SWK 309: Case Management|
|Domain 7: Cultural Competency||SWK 105: Multiculturalism, Diversity and Inclusion|
|Domain 8: Vocational Support||PSY 374: Vocational Aspects of Disability|