Working with people as they recover from addiction and other issues is an equally challenging and rewarding career. The Recovery Leadership Proficiency Certificate gives students a chance to learn about issues like youth development, spirituality, recovery, resilience and transformation and conflict resolution. Upon completion, you'll be prepared to work within facilities and organizations such as faith-based ministries, community and collegiate recovery programs, and youth-oriented programs geared toward substance use and misuse prevention and intervention. For working nurses, psychologists, social workers and other professionals in the human services field, this certificate also provides continuing education credits.
|Course Number and Name||Prerequisites||Credits|
|BHHS 121 - Foundations of Addiction Studies||3 credits|
|BHHS 131 - Faith and Spirituality in Human Services||3 credits|
|ENGL 101 - English Composition||3 credits|
|ENGL 115 - Public Speaking||ENGL 101, which may be taken concurrently||3 credits|
|BHHS 110 - Principles and Practice of Positive Youth Development: Community, Family and Youth Engagement
|LEAD 120 - Introduction to Conflict Resolution Theory and Practice||3 credits|
General Education Requirements:
All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.
Mental Health Counselor
Counsel with emphasis on prevention. Work with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health. May help individuals deal with issues associated with addictions and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital issues.
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- Maintain confidentiality of records relating to clients' treatment.
- Encourage clients to express their feelings and discuss what is happening in their lives, helping them to develop insight into themselves or their relationships.
- Collect information about clients through interviews, observation, or tests.
- Assess patients for risk of suicide attempts.
- Fill out and maintain client-related paperwork, including federal- and state-mandated forms, client diagnostic records, and progress notes
How well does it pay?
New workers generally start around $29,687. Normal pay for Mental Health Counselors is $40,167 per year, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as $63,163.