A. MHRT/C sequence
(suitable for students interested in careers in social work or human services)
The Mental Health and Rehabilitation Technician-Community Certificate
In order to be employed in the State of Maine as a Human Services Provider, the employee must have the MHRTC certification. For information on MHRT contact firstname.lastname@example.org or see an advisor.
MHRT certified workers find employment at group homes, rehabilitation centers, community mental health agencies and working as aides to the disabled. The MHRT courses are available online from UMaine Augusta and U Maine Machias, and sometimes live at UMFK. A year of full-time supervised Social Work experience with a relevant topic can substitute for an academic MHRT course. For example, a year of work at a drug abuse-rehabilitation agency could be substituted for PSY 233. The clinical supervisor must be the one to request the substitution, and the request must occur during the working year. See the MHRT website or the program coordinator for more details.
|For the provisional (2 year) MHRT license, these courses are required:|
|Ant 100||Cultural Diversity||3 credits|
|Soc 110||Community Mental Health||3 credits|
|Psy 221||Psychosocial Rehabilitation||3 credits|
|Psy 234||Crisis Identification and Resolution||3 credits|
|Psy 330||Interviewing and Counseling||3 credits|
|For the full (permanent) MHRT license, the above courses are required, plus:|
|Psy 232||Incest, Sexual Abuse, Trauma||3 credits|
|Psy 233||Substance Abuse, Dual Diagnosis||3 credits|
|Psy 246||Vocational Aspects of Disabilities||3 credits|
|Psy 270||Case Management||3 credits|
|Psy 412||Mental Health and Aging or
Adulthood and Aging
B. Pre-law courses
(suitable for students interested in careers in law or government)
|Crj 101||Intro to Criminal Law||3 credits|
|Crj 108||Constitutional Law||3 credits|
|Bus 336||Business Law I||3 credits|
|Bus 337||Business Law II||3 credits|
|Bus 400||Real Estate Law||3 credits|
Disclaimer: The requirements listed above provide an example of what may be required for new students. Actual program requirements will vary depending on the academic year in which the student enrolled in the program. Please consult the appropriate catalog for official degree/program requirements.
UMFK offers a range of minors. Ones that particularly work well with Behavioral and Social Sciences are English, French, Coaching, Criminal Justice, and Forensic Sciences.