Behavioral Health Assistant O.E.

Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka

This endorsement provides entry-level training and education for students preparing for careers as behavioral health workers and community pathfinders in rural communities, private health care sectors, and human service organizations. Students completing this endorsement will be able to screen for and develop an appropriate entry-level plan for mental illness and substance abuse disorders that utilizes client input, community stakeholders, and national resources. 

Minimum Credit Hours 9
HUMS S101 Introduction to Behavioral Health Practices3
HUMS S135Beginning Therapeutic Interventions3
HUMS S180Introduction to Addiction, Trauma, and Crises3
Total Credits9

1. Critically reflect on the biopsychosocial spiritual influences affecting behavioral health disorders. 

2. Describe methods to identify behavioral health disorders and discuss behavior change.

3. Critically examine approaches to address behavioral health disorders using a trauma-informed and culturally sensitive perspective.