The Certified Behavioral Health Technician Diploma is an entry-level designation credential program who assist primary counselors and therapeutic staff within psychiatric hospitals and facilities in providing clinical support to adults or children receiving substance abuse or mental health services within residential programs, in-patient settings or community-based programs.
The CBHT requires a minimum of a high school diploma or general equivalency degree.
Certified Behavioral Health Technician Diploma is a program designed to train social service workers who work under the supervision of other professionals in a wide variety of community settings.
Along with gaining knowledge and skills in group dynamics, interpersonal communication, and social casework, there will be a strong emphasis on the characteristics of an effective helper—self-harmony, genuineness, empathy, acceptance, and responsiveness.
Due to the general background of the program, the graduate may expect to find employment in various community settings. Among these may be community mental health centers, substance abuse centers, treatment centers (inpatient and outpatient) for emotionally disturbed children and teens, senior citizen programs, and as advocates for these types of services
Because you may also be prepared for advance mental health programs as: Certified Mental Health Professional for unlicensed professionals; Certified Addiction Professional, Certified Addiction Counselor as long as you meet the minimum requirements,