Mental health and rehabilitation counseling share a commitment to increasing the quality of life for people with disabilities and mental health issues. Salve Regina University's graduate certificate in mental health is designed for students who hold a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling or a related field and are interested in pursuing state licensure as a mental health counselor.
Promote Universal Justice for People With Disabilities
Our four-course graduate certificate empowers professionals to advocate for accessible, evidence-based mental health programming and is based on the belief that opportunities for people with mental illness should be equal to those of all other citizens.
The interdisciplinary curriculum draws from psychology, education, behavioral sciences and biological sciences to prepare clinically skilled, knowledgeable and committed rehabilitation and mental health professionals.
Salve Regina's graduate certificate in mental health is designed for professionals who have a master's degree in counseling that is fewer than the 60 credits required for licensure in most states. While the program is modeled on a national standard for mental health counseling licensure, we recommend that students explore the specific requirements in the state where they intend to practice. If needed, additional courses may be added to reach the required 60 credits.
- RHB515: Assessment and Treatment Planning
- RHB603: Psychopharmacology for the Mental Health Professional
- RHB608: Advanced Internship I and Seminar in Mental Health: DBT
- RHB609: Advanced Internship II and Seminar in Mental Health: Trauma-Informed Care