Mental Health Training in Options Counseling

This course is designed to help options counselors provide information and resources to consumers who can then make choices about services that support a self-defined quality of life. It is important for option counselors to understand mental health issues in a historical context, be familiar with language used to describe psychiatric issues, know the various perspectives on mental health, and recognize self-determination as a human right. In addition, it is important to learn what it means to be trauma sensitive, as well as how to ask questions, listen, and respond in an authentic way unique to each individual.

Cost of Online Course: $120

Number of CEUs: 4

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    Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the diverse language used to describe mental health and define specific terms related to mental health issues.
    • Understand the history of attitudes regarding mental health in the United States.
      • Explain how options counseling supports choice, self-determination, and participation.
        • Identify the different perspectives on mental health.
          • Respect the diversity of consumers.
            • Explain the role of the options counselor in a policy context.
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