Muskie School of Public Service

New Center for Learning Website and Online Module

The Muskie School of Public Service Center for Learning (CFL) collaborates with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (DHHS-SAMHS) to administer the Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician (MHRT) certification program. For the past three years the team has been working on a re-design of the MHRT/Community Certification program, one of three distinct certifications offered. This certification is targeted at Community Integration workers who provide services for adults with severe and persistent mental illness that include: community integration, intensive case management, assertive community treatment, skills development, day support, and family psycho-education. As part of the sub-contract, the CFL has worked with Muskie's E-learning Group to update its website, which was launched at the end of November.

The website will eventually feature an online application process for the new MHRT/C certification program. Another component of the re-design initiative was to create an online module to introduce applicants to Maine's mental health system. Maine's Mental Health System 101: An Introduction to Our History, Values, Services and Roles is a core requirement of the MHRT/C and is also available for anyone to use. It takes about an hour to complete. View the new website, where you will also find a link to the online module.