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A mental health technician, also called a psychiatric technician or behavioral health technician, generally works under the direct supervision of psychiatrists or nurses to provide care for patients suffering from mental or behavioral illnesses. A mental health technician’s job is to assist various types of psychiatric patients in need and to provide auxiliary support to the primary care providers of patients. The work includes observing the psychiatric patients' response to therapy and processing or reporting the clinical findings to the consultant psychiatrist. Mental health technicians also assist patients in performing routine activities like maintaining oral hygiene, bathing, eating, dressing and walking.

Curriculum Guides

Curriculum Guides Certificate
Mental Health Technician - (45 hours - certificate guide)
Mental Health Technician - (45 hours - semester guide)