2023-2024 Yavapai College Catalog 
    May 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

Behavioral Health Technician Certificate

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The Behavioral Health Technician Certificate will provide students with a foundational study of human behavior and prepare them to assist, as part of a clinical team, in the care of individuals and families dealing with mental illness, comorbid medical conditions, and challenges that may be related to substance use/addiction and trauma histories. The program includes courses designed to provide students with the skills necessary to deliver essential behavioral health and social services. The core focus of the program is practical training and service-learning experiences.

Credit Hours Required: 18

Program Outcomes

  1. Distinguish the role, function, and responsibilities of various mental health professions.
  2. Assess the comprehensive bio-psycho-social needs of diverse client populations in behavioral health and social service settings.
  3. Practice methods to resolve current symptoms and prevent future effects of burnout, traumatic stress, and compassion fatigue.
  4. Manage individual cases, as part of a multidisciplinary team, in a fashion that best serves the patient and simultaneously protects the practitioner.
  5. Develop, implement, and document treatment plans in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team.
  6. Evaluate and practice evidence-based behavioral health interventions using assessment and outcome measures.
  7. Demonstrate ethical interpersonal and communication skills essential in establishing and maintaining relationships.