Upon successful completion of the Mental Health Specialist certificate, the student will be prepared to work at the San Joaquin County Office of Mental Health as a Mental Health Specialist. The student will take academic courses to prepare him/her for this position. The student will receive training on how to: provide case management for a routine client caseload; provide group and individual counseling for emotional, drug, alcohol or other mental health problems; provide in-service training to speakers, educators and counselors; assist in managing a large mental health program or manage a small program.
Program Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to apply counseling skills and techniques.
Students will have the skills needed to obtain entry level position in counseling or related fields.