Mental Health Tech

MHT 1101 Introduction to Human Services & Behavioral Health

Introduction to the field of human services and behavioral health. History and development of human services. Exploration of service delivery, roles, trends and career opportunities. Principles and skills for developing professional helping relationships. Presentation of casework problem-solving model. Ethical/legal/professional standards. Technical terminology. Self-awareness regarding multicultural values and biases. Examination of human services as a personal career choice.
3 Credit Hours

MHT 1130 Introduction to Addictive Illness

Theories and fundamentals of addictive illness and physical/mental effects of psychoactive drugs. Dynamics of substance related and addictive disorders on persons, families and society. Knowledge of disease concept, stigmas, identification, assessment, trends in treatment and relapse process. Develop insights, challenge biases and identify personal and professional issues. Elements of professional/ethical behaviors.
3 Credit Hours

MHT 1155 Administration of Activity Programming I

This course will cover an introduction to activity practice settings, colloquy, professional framework, governmental regulations and advocacy common to this industry. In addition, this class will survey behavioral sciences and the adult client population as it pertains to senior adult models of care and the life course. Three classroom, three clinical hours (meets NCCAP practicum requirement) per week.
4 Credit Hours

MHT 1200 Social Casework

Basic principles and skills for the professional helping relationship. Relationship and multicultural issues in professional practice. Casework problem-solving model of assessment, goals and action plan is applied.
2 Credit Hours

MHT 1201 Interviewing Skills

Basic interviewing, active listening skills, elements of the helping relationship, professional ethics and issues. Practice in conducting interviews. Cultural factors in interviewing. Introduction to Motivational Interviewing. Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy law.
3 Credit Hours

MHT 1202 Motivational Interviewing

Learning and applying the model of Motivational Interviewing including engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning. Concepts of OARS, stages of change, communication skills, client ambivalence, developing discrepancies, change talk, client goals, and developing a change plan.
3 Credit Hours

MHT 1203 Professional Documentation

Functional, legal, and ethical aspects of documentation including behavioral observation, mechanics of writing problem statements, client assessments, and progress notation. Introduction to electronic record keeping.
3 Credit Hours

MHT 1236 Assessment & Diagnosis of Substance Use Disorders

Holistic assessment and diagnosis of substance use disorders. Assessment skill development. Use of and interpretation of assessment instruments. Use of current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) criteria related to substance use disorders.
3 Credit Hours

MHT 1256 Administration of Activity Programming II

Refine person-centered care with adult client population. Care planning practices. Care giving practices. Contrast different possibilities for group settings and calendar production. Activity service standards and design elements for risk management. Policy and procedural development. Three classroom, three clinical hours per week (NCCAP requirements met).
4 Credit Hours

MHT 1257 Administration of Activity Programming III

This course will provide the activity professional with the basic foundation for managing an activity department. The five functions of management will be explored and how to manage a departmental budget. In addition, managerial communication will be practiced with a focus on coaching and motivating staff for better retention and employee satisfaction. Three classroom, three clinical hours per week.
4 Credit Hours

MHT 2105 Psychosocial Methods

Applying advanced clinical interventions and treatment modalities for various client populations. Cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing are emphasized. Examining the nature of selected mental disorders from the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM).
3 Credit Hours

MHT 2111 Group Dynamics I

Introduction to interpersonal dynamics in therapeutic groups. Awareness of group leadership skills and personal issues affecting participation. Laboratory group promotes personal learning while providing experiential awareness of stages of group development. History of the group work method. Factors in group composition. Professional ethics. Practice in group facilitation. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

MHT 2112 Lab for Group Dynamics I


0 Credit Hours

MHT 2121 Practicum I

First of two field experiences in human service delivery. Professional documentation and refinement of interviewing skills. Pharmacology in behavioral health. Three classroom, fourteen practicum hours per week.
5 Credit Hours

MHT 2137 Treatment Techniques in Substance Use Disorders

Contemporary holistic treatment methods, including motivational interviewing. Models of treatment with individual, group, case management, intervention and families. Levels of care and stages of recovery. Ethical, legal and professional behaviors.
3 Credit Hours

MHT 2138 Ethical Issues in Behavioral Healthcare

Ethical codes and responsibilities in the human services field. Federal Confidentiality Regulations, case law, scope of practice, expectations of funding bodies and managed care. Principles of professional behavior with clients and self-awareness of their personal boundary and value concerns. Importance of cultural diversity.
2 Credit Hours

MHT 2211 Group Dynamics II

Stages of group development, process planning, and group leadership skills. Advanced practice in group co-facilitation and critical analysis of group processes. Curative factors in groups. Laboratory group promotes personal learning while providing experiential awareness of group dynamics and stages of group development. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

MHT 2212 Lab for Group Dynamics II


0 Credit Hours

MHT 2222 Practicum II

Second of two semesters of field experience in human service delivery. Refinement of clinical documentation and clinical interviewing skills. Three classroom, fourteen practicum hours per week.
5 Credit Hours

MHT 2225 Residential Technician Practicum

Students in this course will demonstrate professional knowledge and skills for the residential technician including safety, health, communication, cultural diversity, residential services and the role of the residential staff. Two classroom, seven practicum hours per week at the agency for full 16-week semester. Four classroom, fourteen practicum hours per week for 8-week term.
3 Credit Hours

MHT 2232 Community Support

Philosophy, knowledge and skill components to effectively implement community support services. Content and guidelines authorized by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and ethical standards for the profession. Components of recovery and resiliency models and motivational interviewing.
2 Credit Hours

MHT 2235 Family Dynamics of Addiction

Impact of substance use disorders on individual family members and overall family functioning. Focuses on the nature of addiction as a disease, its progression, symptoms and treatments. The nature of codependency is discussed. Insight is gained by the students regarding their biases about the disease of addiction.
3 Credit Hours

MHT 2239 Dual Diagnosis

Treatment of persons with substance use disorders and mental illness. Unique challenges and effective treatment models for client population are explored. Stages of Change and Motivational Interviewing. Community and support resources.
2 Credit Hours

MHT 2245 Mental Health & the Family

Underlying dynamics and interactional patterns in the functioning of the family system. The impact of family dysfunction upon children, parents and the family system. Issues and trends facing contemporary families and methodologies of clinical intervention are highlighted.
3 Credit Hours

MHT 2250 Child & Adolescent Mental Health

Mental health and mental ill-health issues related to childhood and adolescents. Etiology and treatment approaches.
3 Credit Hours

MHT 2252 Issues in Behavioral Health

Mental Health Technology elective course examining current social policies, best practices, and innovations and methods of treatment in behavioral health and human services.
1 - 3 Credit Hours

MHT 2253 Issues in Chemical Dependency

Current research and issues regarding special populations. Trends and best practices in addictions.
1 - 3 Credit Hours

MHT 2297 Special Topics

Varied content offering of special interest to the discipline but not covered within existing courses; may be scheduled in a classroom/seminar setting or in nontraditional format.
0.5 - 9 Credit Hours