MENTAL HEALTH PARAPROFESSIONAL TRAINING
Mental Health Paraprofessional Training Program
CSA 920: Tues: 5:30-8:30 PM; 12 weeks; $300
The Mental Health Paraprofessional Training Program (MHPTP) is developed by The Black Mental Health Alliance of Massachusetts (BMHAM.
This two-semester long training program consists of classroom instruction and training (phase one), and an internship component with a BMHAM member agency (phase 2). This training focuses on skill building for paraprofessional positions under the current Children's Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI) such as Therapeutic Mentoring (TM) and Therapeutic Training and Sup-port (TT&S). Trainees will also be introduced to the Community Support Program (CSP), an adult service program.
Enrollment Requirements: High school/GED, successful interview, and mental health screening. In addition, as part of the program, once actively enrolled, trainees must receive individual therapy for four weeks to further assess their ability to work in the mental health field; Internship is available and required for successful completion of this program