2013-14 Catalogs

Certificate of Graduate Study in Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician/Community (MHRT/C)

The MHRT/community certificate program is offered through the Human Resource Development department and is especially suited for practitioners who work in the mental health system and desire training in psychosocial rehabilitation, and persons with prior graduate training who need flexible coursework to update their skills and knowledge in the psychosocial rehabilitation approach.

The five-course program described below leads to the MHRT/community certificate and can also lead to the new state employment specialist certificate.

HCE 510 Introduction to Rehabilitation Counseling and Services
HCE 514 Psychiatric Rehabilitation: Evidence-based Practices
HCE 611 Medical and Psychological Aspects of Disability and Rehabilitation
HCE 612 Multicultural Counseling: Social & Cultural Foundations of Helping Diverse Families
HCE 615 Vocational Counseling and Placement in Rehabilitation

For course descriptions, please click here: http://usm.maine.edu/sehd

Minimum Requirements: Criteria for admission include successful completion of a bachelor's degree and relevant professional experience. To earn a certificate, students must complete 75 percent of the required coursework at USM, and earn a grade of B (3.0) or better in each course.

Persons with a bachelor's degree and one year direct experience in the mental health field may apply for the five-course sequence.

Application Deadline


  • Candidates should submit all application materials to the USM Office of Graduate Admissions, P.O. Box 9300, Portland, ME 04104-9300 by the application deadline.
Applications must include:
  • Submission of an Application for Certificate Program, including a $25.00 nonrefundable application fee;
  • Official transcripts or copies of official transcripts from all colleges and universities from which you received a degree;
  • Current resume; and
  • Personal statement.

Acceptance to a certificate program does not constitute acceptance to a master's or post-master's certificate of advanced study program. Applications for degree status must be made under separate cover.