Basics of Behavioral Healthcare for Behavioral Health Technicians
BSHS101 - Basics of Behavioral Healthcare for Behavioral Health Technicians
This course provides an introduction to behavioral health in inpatient settings, with a specific focus on the role and responsibilities of behavioral health technicians. Students are provided with a framework for understanding mental health care, including the evolution of care for persons with mental illness from primitive to modern times, along with selected ethical, legal, social and cultural issues related to mental health care and disparities. Issues of risk assessment, prevention and management, addictive behavior, , and provider self-care are all covered in didactic and interactive presentations. Students will also participate in 5 hours of fieldwork training related to the provision of mental health care in inpatient settings.
Prerequisite: Enrollment in Behavioral Health Technician program.