MHRT/C Certification at SMCC

The Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician (MHRT) Certification was established in 1992 so that individuals in positions funded by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services who were providing community support to adults with mental illness would have the training they needed to provide quality services.

MHRT/Community is the most widely needed certification in the State of Maine. The certification is required for mental health crisis workers, case managers, community support workers, day treatment workers, independent living specialists, children's case managers, and home-based family services staff.

MHRT/C Course Equivalents - The following SMCC courses meet MHRT/C competency requirements. The five competency areas marked with a (B) are needed for Provisional B Certification.

SMCC Courses MHRT/C Competency Areas
BHHS 100 - Introduction to Human Services Introduction to Community Mental Health (B)
BHHS 105 - Crisis Intervention Crisis Identification and Resolution (B)
BHHS 110 - Psychosocial Rehabilitation Psychosocial Rehabilitation (B), Vocational Aspects of Disabilty
BHHS 150 - Special and Diverse Populations Cultural Competency/Diversity (B), Mental Health and Aging
BHHS 175 - Behavioral Health and Aging Mental Health and Aging
BHHS 220 - Interviewing and Counseling Interviewing and Counseling (B)
BHHS 230 - Substance Abuse Substance Abuse
BHHS 265 - Trauma, Sexual Abuse, and Recovery Trauma, Sexual Abuse, and Recovery
BHHS 270 - Case Management Case Management