What is the MHRT/Community ? MHRT/Community is a certification required of persons working in positions funded by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.
MHRT/Community is the most widely needed certification in the State of Maine. The MHRT/Community is required for mental health crisis workers, case managers or community support workers, day treatment workers and independent living specialists, and children’s case managers, and home-based family services staff.
How do I qualify to become MHRT/Community Certified? One way to qualify for MHRT/Community certification is to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology which includes the requirements listed below. Students must request this sub-plan be added to their transcripts. Please make sure you request the designation BEFORE you graduate and before your diploma is issued. You MUST complete a short form available from the Psychology Department.
How do I apply for the MHRT/Community? In order to apply for MHRT/Community Certification, you must download this form. After you graduate you MUST send the completed form (Sections I, II, III, & IV only) and an official copy of your transcripts with the Counseling Track designation to the address indicated on the form. Please follow instructions, CAREFULLY. No examination is required.
MHRT/Community Frequently Asked Questions:
What jobs are available in Maine? To learn about current jobs openings in Maine, check out the following web site: http://www.maine.gov/portal/working/jobs.html#resources
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, including these classes:
THESE COURSES MUST BE TAKEN AT UMF
- Psy 209 Abnormal Psychology
- Psy 226 Adulthood and Aging
- Psy 235 Introduction to Counseling
- Psy 237 Career Counseling
- Psy 455 Crisis Intervention and Stabilization
Plus one additional course from the following:
- Psy 329 Child and Family Counseling and Psychopathology
- Psy 435 Psychotherapeutic Methods
An Internship is also encouraged.
This Track leads to Full MHRT Certification in the State of Maine